Next weekend, the Botafogo face the Crystal palacein an international friendly match, at 9:30 am (Brasília time), at Stadium selhurst Parkin London🇧🇷 This is the fourth time in its history that Glorioso travels to the United Kingdom to host matches. The last opportunity was 31 years ago, when Alvinegro played two friendlies in the region, in 1991.
Before that, however, the Lone Star Team went to Japan to measure forces with the Leeds Uniteda British team that was also on tour in the Asian country. Botafogo dominated the match against “The Whites” and won 1-0🇧🇷
Four days later, the delegation from Botafogo traveled to England, where they faced the same opponent in a “rematch”. The game took place at Elland Road Stadium in the Yorkshire region.
Acting in their domains, the rival got the better of it and Fogão ended up defeated by 2-1, knowing its first and only defeat on English soil and only the second in all history for a British team – the other one happened in 1979, against nottinghamat Spainalso with the score of 2 to 1🇧🇷
Glorioso’s farewell in the United Kingdom was in the game against west ham and the result couldn’t be any other: alvinegra victory by 2 to 1 and another triumph scored in style to enrich the collection of good deeds conquered in England🇧🇷
On the next 3rd, against the crystal palace, three decades later, Alvinegro from General Severiano will once again be in “The City” and facing a local opponent. Numbers and statistics aside, the team commanded by Luis Castro arrives motivated and confident for the duel.