Derby hosts sucessful Ukraine v Brazil International

Last updated : 12 October 2010 By Rams Mad Editor
Pride Park may have only have had 13,088 fans in the stands last night for the friendly International between the Ukraine and Brazil but the event has been hailed as a success by Rams CEO Tom Glick.

Time was the problem and cause of the sparse crowd claimed Tom Glick, but in reality a price tag of £30 per ticket precluded many families from attending the game.

Those who were able to attend saw a thrilling end to end game of football with some exciting party tricks and a superb opening goal from Brazil. The Ukraine however did not roll over and play dead, they were up for the game and some strong challenges may have even seen a red card for one of the Brazilian side had the game not been a 'friendly'.

Brazil however looked the five times World Champions, even if this was new Brazilian coach, Mano Menezes third game in charge. Menezes was critical of the low attendance but there was only 13 days in which to sell tickets for this game, which must have had an impact on the crowd. Derby however does have the largest population of Ukrainians in the UK and their supporters mingled with the Brazilian support and enjoyed every minute of the game.

Alexandre Pato completed the 2-0 win for Brazil and both the goals can be seen below.

Tom Glick and Derby County are now hopeful that further International games can be staged at Pride Park in the future