NASHVILLE & MEXICO CITY – Five-time Oceania champions New Zealand was named today as Mexico's rival for the October 8 match to be played at Nashville's Nissan Stadium. The announcement was made today at a news conference featuring Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, where it was also revealed that Nissan North America, Inc. will be the event's presenting sponsor. Kickoff time has been set for 5:00 PM CT for the internationally televised game.
Ticket sales for the event are approaching 20,000. Seats are available via TicketMaster.com, by calling 800-653-8000, or by visiting the Nissan Stadium box office.
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and Titans President/CEO Steve Underwood host press conference Monday to announce New Zealand as the rival for Mexico???s October 8 match, to be played at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Kayla Schoen)
The game in "Music City" will serve as an important tune-up for Mexico Head Coach Juan Carlos Osorio, who will look to prepare his squad for November CONCACAF World Cup qualifying contests. With the Nashville game being played during an official FIFA fixture window, the team is expected to field a top roster, including European-based players.
New Zealand enters the third round of Oceania World Cup qualifying, with a perfect record of 4-0-0. The team has twice participated in the FIFA World Cup (1982, 2010).
Mexico enjoys an all-time record of 4 wins, 0 ties and 1 loss against New Zealand. The two teams last met on November 20, 2013 in Wellington, NZ with Mexico winning 4-2 as part of a two-game World Cup qualification series, won by Mexico.
To get ready for the match, fans can visit the new US-based official Mexican National Team digital store, http://store.miseleccion.us/, featuring the latest team gear such as jerseys, hats, and more.
At the AT&T Fútbol Fiesta, Nissan will have an interactive fan zone featuring Nissan products, including a TITAN XD wrapped in red, white and green, and branded giveaways. Fans can also show their support of El Tricolor by downloading the Nissan Diehard Fan™ app (http://diehardfan.com) and virtually painting their faces in the colors of the Mexican National Team.
The Tour, sponsored by adidas, Allstate Insurance Company, AT&T, Bud Light, Cheetos, Coca-Cola, el Jimador, Makita, Nissan, POWERADE, The Home Depot, and Wells Fargo, will visit five cities across the United States in 2016, and will be broadcast nationally on the Univision family of networks, FS1, and Fútbol de Primera Radio Network.
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