Samba football is coming to Derby as Pride Park prepares to host an international friendly between five times World Cup winners Brazil and Ukraine.

The prestigious match will take place on Monday 11th October with a 7:30pm kick-off and tickets are now on sale.

The Brazilians are expected to field a squad that includes many household names with the likes of Barcelona duo Daniel Alves and Adriano and AC Milan's Alexandre Pato and Robinho set to appear at the home of npower Championship side Derby County.

Tickets are on general sale from the Rams at a cost of £30 for adults and £15 for concessions, for more information please contact the Ticket Office at Pride Park Stadium on 0871 472 1884 or in person. Tickets can also be purchased online by visiting

This will be the second full international match to played at the stadium, having already hosted the national side whilst Wembley was being re-built. England beat Mexico 4-0 in May 2001 in front of a then capacity crowd of 33,598.

On announcing the fixture Derby County CEO Tom Glick paid tribute to the work of Derby City Council, who played an instrumental role in the bid to bring the fixture the city.

He told "This is a fantastic opportunity for Derby County Football Club, we are immensely proud and it is a real opportunity to showcase the city of Derby and what a fantastic venue Pride Park Stadium is to the whole world.

"I would like to thank Derby City Council for supporting our bid to secure this match. We will be attracting football fans from all over the UK to Derby for this game as well as a worldwide live television audience who follow The Brazil World Tour."

Leader of Derby City Council, Councillor Harvey Jennings added: "This is really exciting news for football fans and for the city as a whole.

"To have world class players at Pride Park really puts the city on the footballing map and gives Derby residents a chance to see some international quality football on their doorstep.

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