Bosnia qualifies for World Cup, will officially play Argentina at Busch Stadium

Bosnia qualifies for World Cup, will officially play Argentina at Busch Stadium

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Bill DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals announces that professional soccer will return to Busch Stadium during a press conference in St. Louis on October 2, 2013. Argentina will play Bosnia-Herzegovinia on November 18, 2013 at Busch Stadium. Busch Stadium hosted it's first soccer game in May. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 12:14 PM

(KMOV) – Bosnia-Herzegovina will officially be playing Lionel Messi and the Argentina National Team on November 18 after qualifying for its first World Cup on Tuesday.

Former St. Louis University player Vedad Ibevsic’s 68th-minute goal was the differentiator in Tuesday’s contest, vaulting the Bosnian squad into first place in the group and securing their place in Brazil with a 1-0 win over Lithuania.

Tickets to the match start at $40 and can be found at cardinals.com/soccer, the Busch Stadium box office and at (314)-345-9000. 

Argentina, led by FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, recently qualified for the 2014 World Cup.  Messi leads his squad into St. Louis as the team leader in goals with ten through qualification. The 26-year-old is highly regarded as the best footballer of this generation, becoming Barcelona’s all-time top scorer in all official club competitions at the age of 24. At age 25, Messi became the youngest player to score 200 La Liga goals.

 

The match marks the second soccer match at Busch Stadium following Manchester City’s 4-3 win over rivals Chelsea on May 23, 2013 in front of a capacity crowd of 48, 263.

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