Exeter City Football Club will travel to Brazil to recreate the most historic game in the history of Exeter and Brazilian football.
Exeter City will move into the League Two automatic promotion places tonight if they beat Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.
Torquay United, Exeter City and Yeovil Town were all knocked out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle.
Grecians chairman Edward Chorlton on the news that Exeter City will travel to Brazil next year to recreate the nation's first ever match.
There are still a number of the many practical details and financial aspects of such an undertaking to be worked through, but these will be undertaken in an atmosphere of great mutual regard and friendship and the intention and agreement to play the game is now confirmed.
In this way, we shall be both formally celebrating, in the year that the World Cup went to Brazil, the birth of the Brazilian national team plus re-affirming our links to Fluminense.
– Julian Tagg, Vice-chairman and chief executive, Exeter City FC
We are sure that where possible, Fluminense will seek to include various guest players from other clubs in Brazil, and in such a way we are replicating the original fixtures played during that amazing 1914 trip that Exeter City made to Rio de Janeiro.
Our club would like to formally pay tribute to the President and his board of Fluminense for the respect and friendship they have shown to our club.
Exeter City Football Club, who play in the lowest division of the Football League, will travel to Brazil to play Fluminense in what will be a repeat of one of the most famous games in the Devon club's history.
The match in July next year will recreate the occasion when the Brazilian national side played its first ever game 100 years ago against Exeter City.
Seth Conway reports:
We're off back to Brazil! http://t.co/3py7T5pdm8
@officialecfc Exeter City FC are off to Brazil to recreate the historic game of Brazil's first match as a country. It was against Exeter!
Exeter City will be hosted by Fluminense in Brazil and the game will be on July 20, 2014. Brazil team mostly Fluminense with other players.
Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale believes his side's 2-1 defeat against Yeovil Town at Huish Park was useful preparation to 'toughen up' and 'sharpen thoughts' ahead of the new season.
Tisdale admits the Grecians have a lot to improve on before the first match against Bristol Rovers on Saturday 3 August but supporters should be positive and optimistic.
He also confirmed there will be no further additions to the squad:
Three people were arrested for public order offences at yesterday's local Plymouth Argyle v Exeter City football derby.
Away supporters were delayed in leaving after disorder broke out near to the ground after the match. A police officer suffered a minor injury.
Police say the match passed 'largely without incident' and that the vast majority of fans were well behaved and in good spirits.
More than 20 people were arrested when the teams met in 2010, when violence broke out in the stands at the Home Park stadium.
In tonight's football, Exeter City played host to Accrington Stanley in a game scheduled for Friday night instead of Saturday afternoon to attract a wider range of fans.
It certainly went the Grecians' way at St James Park. It was goalless until the 79th minute but two goals in quick succession from Jimmy Keohane gave them a 2-0 win and a welcome boost to their promotion campaign.