New York, NY (PRWEB) November 09, 2013
As national soccer teams continue to get ready for the 2014 World Cup being held in Brazil, there are numerous interesting matches being held around the United States to also get their fans ready. Among the intriguing matchups American fans can see with their favorite international teams are Argentina vs. Ecuador at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey; Argentina vs. Bosnia at Busch Stadium in St. Louis; and Brazil vs. Honduras at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL.
Brazil is widely considered one of the worldwide powerhouses in the sport and holds the record for the most World Cup victories in the history of the sport. Brazil, the current FIFA No. 11 ranked team has won five World Cup championships, one more than second place Italy. They last won the World Cup when it was held in Japan in 2002, defeating Germany 2-0 in the finals. Brazil has also advanced to two finals in which they weren't the victor, with the most recent being in 1998 when France beat them 3-0 in France.
Honduras is currently ranked as the 34th best team in the world according to FIFA and has been as high as 20. The nation hasn't had the best history in the World Cup. In their first appearance in the big tournament in 1982, they finished last in their group with two points. They didn't reach the World Cup again until 2010 and finished group play last in their bracket, scoring just a single point. The nation has qualified for the 2014 event and will be looking to reverse their fortune when they head to South America.
Brazil is hoping to become the first host nation to win the World Cup since France beat them in 1998, and would only be the seventh overall, also joining Uruguay, Italy, England, West Germany and Argentina. Brazil has had a great history of winning the World Cup after sweeping through bracket play and will be hoping to get prepared for the tournament by beating Honduras.
Soccer fans never know what stars show up for international friendlies, but fans of Brazil will be hoping to see some of the biggest stars in the sport like Neymar, Robinho and Hulk compete. No matter what players show up for Brazil, fans are surely going to see the flash and excitement that is expected of the club, especially when it comes to ball control.
Brazil and Honduras will battle on November 16th in front of what will be a raucous futbol-loving crowd at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami. This venue can seat nearly 75,000 fans for soccer matches and judging by history, should be yellow-heavy in favor of Brazil. Tickets are still available for what will be an entertaining matchup between two talented international soccer teams.