Lionel Messi and Argentina to play Bosnia at Busch Stadium

Lionel Messi and Argentina to play Bosnia 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 2, 2013 at 6:14 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 2 at 11:41 AM

(KMOV) – Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo came to St. Louis in August for a soccer friendly, and now another one of the best players in the world is about to make his way to the Gateway City.

Lionel Messi and the Argentina National Team will play a match against Bosnia- Herzegovinia at Busch Stadium on November 18.

The match is contingent on whether Bosnia-Herzegovinia makes the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. If they don’t, another team will be named at a later date.

Bosnia- Herzegovinia currently leads its group in UEFA World Cup qualifying but still has two games to play. They’re led by Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, Miralem Pjanic from Italian club Roma and former St. Louis University player Vedad Ibevsic who currently plays for Stuttgart in Germany.

Argentina, led by FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, recently qualified for the 2014 World Cup.

“We are excited to return to St. Louis with another marquee match,” said Relevent Sports CEO Charlie Stillitano.  “St. Louis has proven itself to be a premier soccer market and we have no doubt that that the area’s soccer fans, including the large Bosnian community, will come out in full-force.”

Tickets to the match will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. at cardinals.com/soccer, the Busch Stadium box office and at (314)-345-9000. 

A special pre-sale for Cardinals season ticket holders and club VIPs will begin on Tuesday.

 

 

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