Mexican National Team to Face Iceland on March 23 at Levi’s® Stadium in Battle of World Cup-Bound Squads
The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), Soccer United Marketing (SUM) and the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers today announced that World Cup-bound Iceland has been selected as Mexico’s rival for the previously-announced U.S. Tour match at Santa Clara’s Levi’s® Stadium on Friday, March 23. In addition, it was announced that Nissan has been named presenting sponsor for the event.
With the game taking place during the FIFA fixture window, both squads are expected to travel with their top rosters.
Tickets for the Mexico U.S. Tour matches are available via MexTour.org, ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Mexico will kick off the Tour on January 31 in San Antonio where they face Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The Mexican National Team has faced Iceland, currently 22nd in the FIFA rankings, on three different occasions, winning one match and drawing two. The first time they met was 2003 in Phoenix, in a game that ended as a 0-0 draw. The second encounter took place in 2010 in Charlotte and it also resulted in a 0-0 draw. The last time these two teams faced each other was last year in Las Vegas in front of a record-breaking audience for soccer in the city, with Mexico winning 1-0.
For more information, fans are invited to visit www.MexTour.org, the ultimate fan destination page with the latest information related to the team’s visit to U.S. cities throughout the year, including full tour schedule, on-sale dates, gameday guide and activities, public events and more. Also, fans can visit the official Mexican National Team U.S. e-store, http://store.miseleccion.us/, featuring the latest team gear, including jerseys, hats, team merchandise and more.
Entering its 16th edition, the annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour matches have become one of the most popular events in the sport, with an average of approximately 50,000 fans per game throughout the years. With nearly 80 games played since 2002, the Mexican National Team has been able to use the matches not only as a way to prepare for important competitions like the FIFA World Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup, but also to reach their fervent fan base across North America.
More than a 90-minute game, each tour stop is a week-long celebration of the sport, featuring public and media events, and culminating on gameday outside at the stadium with the AT&T Futbol Fiesta, a 120,000 sq. ft. interactive fan area featuring sponsor booths, food, music, and autograph sessions by Mexican soccer legends.
The Tour, sponsored by adidas, Advance Auto Parts, Allstate Insurance Company, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Daisy Brand, Delta/Aeromexico, el Jimador, Estrella Jalisco, Makita, Nissan, POWERADE, The Home Depot, and Wells Fargo, will visit various cities across the United States in 2018, and will be broadcast nationally on the Univision and Fox family of networks and Fútbol de Primera Radio Network.
The media accreditation application for those planning to cover the March matches is available online visiting:https://secure.sportssystems.com/events2/?eventKey=d992b4a0-2d5f-4b06-9a02-b52abe78f245. The deadline to submit a credential application for the two games is Friday, March 16 at 5 p.m. ET. No applications will be accepted after this date.
2018 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour
|Jan. 31||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Alamodome||San Antonio, TX||8:00 PM CT||Click Here For Tickets||TV: UniMas/UDN; Radio: Fútbol de Primera|
|March 23||Iceland||Levi’s® Stadium||Santa Clara, CA||7:00 PM PT||Click Here For Tickets||TV: UniMas/UDN, FS1; Radio: Fútbol de Primera|
|March 27||To Be Determined||AT&T Stadium||Arlington, TX||TBD||Click Here For Tickets||TV: UniMas/UDN; Radio: Fútbol de Primera|