Flamengo confirm Shakhtar friendly

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 27 (IANS) Brazilian football club Flamengo will meet Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk in a friendly next month.

The match will be played at Brasilia’s Mane Garrincha stadium Jan 18, Flamengo said on their official website Friday, reported Xinhua.
Shakhtar’s squad currently includes 13 Brazilians, including Luiz Adriano, the UEFA Champions League’s top scorer this term with nine goals.
Flamengo, who finished the 2014 Brazilian Serie A season in 10th place, will begin pre-season training Jan 7.
Shakhtar are currently second in Ukraine’s top-flight standings, five points behind Dynamo Kyiv.