Speaking in Singapore, President of organisers Matchworld Football SA, Sidi M. Airouss said, "The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) approached me to arrange for the team to play two games before the Olympics and we had offers from Europe and Asia. Singapore is an obvious choice due to its great infrastructure, similar weather conditions and time zone.
"The Football Association of Singapore has proven more than capable of hosting international events and its football is on the rise."
Winston Lee, General Secretary of Football Association of Singapore was also looking forward to hosting the Brazilians: "We are pleased to host and play a team of such calibre in Singapore. This will be a great experience for our fans and good exposure for our players."