RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil will meet El Salvador in a friendly in Washington D.C. next month.
The game will be held on Sept. 11, four days after coach Tite’s team take on the U.S. in another friendly in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Brazilian football confederation said on Friday.
The two matches will be Brazil’s first since its World Cup quarterfinal elimination against Belgium in July.
They will also be the first games since Tite extended his contract until the end of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Tite will announce his squad next Friday. The matches are part of Brazil’s preparation for Copa America, which it will host in June 2019.
The U.S. may not have a fulltime coach in place for the Sept. 7 friendly.
Bruce Arena quit last October after the Americans failed to qualify for the World Cup. Dave Sarachan, his assistant, is now interim coach and has led the team to two wins, a loss and two draws.
Former U.S. midfielder Earnie Stewart was hired as general manager this month and will lead the search for a fulltime coach.