Brazil and the three other teams in Group B of the FIFA/Confederations’ Cup next January will play their matches in the Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara.

The Mexican Organising Committee for the FIFA/Confederations’ Cup selected Guadalajara in favour of Monterrey and Queretaro mainly because of the weather conditions prevailing in January and because of the larger capacity of the stadium(50,000).

Another factor was Brazil’s popularity among the local fans. Brazil played in Guadalajara during both the 1970 and 1986 World Cups, including their memorable matches against England in 1970 and against France in 1986.

In addition to the six matches of Group B, the Jalisco Stadium will also host a semi-final match between the group winner and the runners-up from group A, as well as the match for third place.

All other matches will be played in the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, scene of the Final of the 1970 and 1986 World Cups.

The tournament will be played from 8 to 20 January 1999.

The draw for the two groups will be made in Mexico City on Sunday 4 October. Mexico will be drawn into Group A and Brazil into Group B. The other participating teams are Bolivia, the USA, France, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the winners of the current Oceania Nations Cup in Brisbane, Australia.