PPL Park to host Greece vs. Nigeria in FIFA World Cup tune-up on June 3

Match part of 10-day, seven venue Road to Brazil summer tour

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Philadelphia Union Communications

PPL Park will once again bring the “world’s game” to the Chester waterfront this summer, hosting Greece and Nigeria in an international exhibition match on June 3, it was announced today.  The match is part of a 10-day, seven game tour, entitled, Road to Brazil, and is organized by Soccer United Marketing, MLS’ commercial arm.

Tickets for all Road to Brazil matches will go on sale to the general public March 17 via http://www.mlssoccer.com/roadtobrazil. Kick off times will be announced at a later date.

“We’re excited to welcome Greece and Nigeria to PPL Park” said Philadelphia Union CEO & operating partner Nick Sakiewicz. “This match will give fans an opportunity to see two teams up close and personal as they begin their road to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.”

Ten countries will participate in the Road to Brazil series of matches, representing four continents – Europe, Africa, North America and South America. World Cup-bound teams include the following: from Europe, defending champion Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Greece; representing Africa are the African Cup of Nations champion Nigeria and powerhouse Ivory Coast; and Honduras from CONCACAF. The national teams of Bolivia, El Salvador Israel and Turkey will also participate.

Road to Brazil will feature players from some of the top leagues from around the world, including the English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Campeonato Brasileiro and MLS.

The full Road to Brazil schedule is listed below. For more information visit http://www.mlssoccer.com/roadtobrazil.

2014 Road to Brazil Schedule

 Date

Game

Venue

City

 

Thurs., May 29

Turkey vs. Honduras

RFK Stadium

Washington D.C.

 

Fri., May 30

Bosnia & Herzegovina vs. Ivory Coast

TBD

TBD

 

Sun., June 1

Honduras vs. Israel

BBVA Compass Stadium

Houston, Texas

 

Tues., June 3

Greece vs. Nigeria

PPL Park

Chester, Pa

 

Wed., June 4

Ivory Coast vs. El Salvador

Toyota Stadium

Frisco, Texas

 

Fri., June 6

Greece vs. Bolivia

Red Bull Arena

Harrison, N.J.

 

Sat., June 7

Spain vs. El Salvador/D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew*

FedExField

Landover, Md.

 

*MLS regular season match