06-04-2013 - Bolivia 0-4 Brazil (Friendly)
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Brazil arrived in Santa Cruz de la Sierra to play a charity friendly international against Bolivia.

All proceeds from Saturday's game will go to the family of a young football fan killed by a firework.

Brazil arrive in Bolivia for a friendly with all proceeds from the match going to the family of a 14-year-old fan killed by a firework during a recent Copa Libertadores game.

The match will take place on Saturday in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

The Brazilian team are paying their own costs and will hand their share of the gate money to Kelvin Beltran's family.

Bolivian police arrested 12 fans of Sao Paulo-based Corinthians, the Copa Libertadores holders and club world champions, and charged them with homicide after a firework set off in the away end hit San Jose fan Beltran, killing him instantly, in February.

A 17-year-old Brazilian later turned himself in to authorities and took responsibility.

All 13 are still in police custody.

Since this is not a FIFA international date, Brazil will field a team picked solely from the domestic league without any of the European-based first choice players.

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who said the friendly would be a show of solidarity between two countries united in grief, welcomed the chance to test players on the fringes of his squad.

He told the Brazilian Football Confederation website: "It's always important to be able to bring the national team together."

He added "The more so in another friendly before the Confederations Cup in which more players, who up to now have not had the opportunity, will get the chance to be watched."

Brazil host the tournament in June, a kind of dress rehearsal for next year's World Cup finals.


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