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International Soccer Set To Return To Busch Stadium

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St. Louis Cardinals special events coordinator Nicole Kent adjusts a soccer jersey before a press conference announcing that professional soccer will return to Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 2, 2013. Argentina will play Bosnia-Herzegovinia on November 18, 2013 at Busch Stadium. Busch Stadium hosted its first soccer game in May.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Cardinals special events coordinator Nicole Kent adjusts a soccer jersey before a press conference announcing that professional soccer will return to Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 2, 2013. Argentina will play Bosnia-Herzegovinia on November 18, 2013 at Busch Stadium. Busch Stadium hosted its first soccer game in May. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Relevent Sports and the St. Louis Cardinals announced that the Argentina national team will face Bosnia-Herzegovina on November 18 at 7:30 p.m. (Central Time) at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.

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. Tickets to the match are still available at cardinals.com/soccer, the Busch Stadium box office and 314.345.9000.

Last month Bosnia-Herzegovina won Group G to qualify for its first World Cup and secured a place in the friendly match at Busch after a 1-0 win over Lithuania.

“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.”

Argentina, led by FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, recently qualified to the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The team currently leads South American World Cup qualifying with two matches remaining. The team has won the World Cup twice and also features top players such as Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Angel Di Maria (Real Madrid) and Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli). Officials recently announced, however, Messi won’t be playing at Busch, due to injury.

The Bosnians are 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.

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