Fans of both Brazil and New Zealand are expected to flock to the North East today as the two men's Olympic teams go head-to-head at St James' Park.
Brazil are currently top of Group C after winning both their games against Belarus and Egypt. New Zealand sit bottom of the group with just one point.
The match kicks off at 2:30pm.
A senior London 2012 figure has described problems with tickets at St James' Park yesterday as "appalling" and "unacceptable".
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