Coach Mano Menezes has assembled a young squad for the game at Zayed Sports City. Barcelona defender Daniel Alves and AC Milan forwards Robinho and Alexandre Pato will provide the star power.
Iran’s soccer federation has long had hopes of a match against the five-time world champion. The exhibition was confirmed on Sept. 28.
Brazil is in a transitional phase following a disappointing quarterfinal defeat to the Netherlands at the World Cup and the departure of coach Dunga.
Former Corinthians manager Menezes replaced him, guiding his team to a 2-0 victory over the United States in August in his first game. After four years under Dunga’s conservative style, Menezes was lauded in his homeland for adopting a more creative approach against the U.S.
Brazil also will face Ukraine in an exhibition Monday in England.
“It’s very hot here,” midfielder Giuliano told Globoesporte’s website. “It feels like I’m in a sauna.”
Ghotbi has an experienced squad to choose from, led by the 122-capped midfielder Javad Nekounam, who plays for Osasuna in Spain’s La Liga.