The Portuguese national team will face Ireland on June 10 at 7:00 p.m. - Portugal's final preparatory match before heading to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup!
Portugal is currently ranked by FIFA as the 4th best national team in the world and is led by recent FIFA Ballon D’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid). Additional top players from Portugal include Nani (Manchester United), Joao Moutinho (AS Monaco), Miguel Veloso (Dynamo Kyiv) and Pepe (Real Madrid).
Tickets go on sale March 10 at 11:00 a.m. ET through Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, and at Ticketmaster Retail Outlets. Tickets will also be available at the MetLife Stadium and IZOD Center Box Offices beginning Tuesday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. ET.
The match at MetLife Stadium comes on Portugal Day, a national holiday in Portugal celebrated annually on June 10. The holiday, which honors 16th century poet Luis de Camoes and the Portuguese Diaspora around the world, is celebrated around the world by Portuguese immigrants and those of Portuguese descent.
Ireland comes to the United States after missing out on the upcoming World Cup by finishing fourth in Group C in European qualifying. The Irish are now coached by former Aston Villa and Celtic manager Martin O’Neil and are led by LA Galaxy striker Robbie Keane as well as the Everton trio of Aiden McGeady, Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy.