Rio de Janeiro: Brazil will play Costa Rica in an international friendly in New Jersey on September 5, the country’s football federation has said.

The clash at Red Bull Arena will be followed by another friendly against the United States at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, three days later, reports Xinhua.

Brazil and Costa Rica last met in 2011 when the Selecao won 1-0 in San Jose.

The matches will provide the teams with a chance to fine-tune their preparations for 2018 World Cup qualifying.

Brazil begin their South America zone campaign in October with an away clash against Chile.