The Mexican National Team will host five-time World Cup champion Brazil in the final match of their2012 U.S. Tour, it was announced today by the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), together with Soccer United Marketing (SUM). Presented by Degree Men, the match will take place on Sunday, June 3, 3:00 p.m. ET, at the famed Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. All remaining tour matches, in New York on May 27, Chicago on May 31 and Arlington, will beplayed during FIFA dates, making the top players available for all participating squads.
An exclusive Visa pre-sale for this game will begin Friday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. CT online via Ticketmaster or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, March 12 at 10:00 a.m. CT online at Ticketmaster, by calling 1-800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster locations and at the Cowboys Stadium box office located at Entry A on the northeast side of the stadium. The Cowboys Stadium box office operating hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT. The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol invites fans to use their Visa cards.
This year marks the beginning of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches, as Mexico looks to secure a spot in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Manager Jose Manuel de la Torre will use the tour matches as preparation for the team’s first qualifiers on June 8 against Guyana and June 12 against El Salvador.
The upcoming match between Mexico and Brazil will mark their 37th encounter between the two clubs, with a 21-6-9 record in favor of the South American nation. The last meeting between the two was a 2-1 Brazil win on October 11, 2011 in Mexico. The game will be televised live on Univision and on radio on Futbol de Primera in the United States.
As host nation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil is guaranteed a spot in the global event, as well as in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, which they will also host. The most successful soccer nation in World Cup history, Brazil is managed by Mano Menezes and feature stars such as forwards Neymar, who recently scored his 100th goal with Santos FC, Ronaldinho from Brazil’s Flamengo and FC Barcelona defender Dani Alves. The match against Mexico will be part of Brazil’s Gillette World Tour organized by Kentaro.
Details for accreditation will be released in early March for media members who plan to cover the upcoming Mexican national team games in New York, Chicago and Dallas.
The 2012 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour is sponsored by adidas, Allstate, AT&T, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Castrol, Degree Men, el Jimador, Makita, Maseca, NAPA Auto Parts, The Home Depot, Visa and Wrigley’s Extra® Gum.
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