For National Teams, Busch Stadium Friendly Has Bigger Implications
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Busch Stadium is once again playing host to world-class soccer action.
It’s called a “friendly” because it’s not related to any league but KMOX soccer announcer Bill McDermott says tonight’s match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina could have implications for both national teams which are taking part in next year’s all-important World Cup in Brazil.
“You might get a feel as to who you’re possibly going to play or a country that plays similar to a country you might be drawing with,” McDermott explains.
McDermott will be joined by Ty Keough and Ron Jacober to call the action tonight beginning at 7:30 on KMOX.
“You will see both countries bringing their first elevens and, mostly for Bosnia-Herzogovina, this is the team they will field,” he said. “There’s going to be very few new additions prior to Brazil 2014 for Bosnia. Argentina is still entertaining some slight changes.”
One big name who won’t be on the pitch this evening is Lionel Messi, Argentina’s superstar who recently injured his hamstring.
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.