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Texas A&M's Kyle Field to Host First International Match Between Mexico, Brazil

The home of the Texas A&M Aggies will host an international soccer game for the first time in history.

Mexico and Brazil are two of the world's powerhouses in men's soccer. And now they'll be headed to College Station. 

The two countries' national teams will play in an exhibition match at Kyle Field on June 8, the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol and Soccer United Marketing officials announced Tuesday. 

Brazil vs. Mexico will mark the first-ever international soccer event played at Kyle Field. The game will serve as a warm-up for the 2024 CONMEBOL Copa America tournament that will be played throughout the United States beginning June 20. 

Kyle Field

The match will be nationally broadcast on the TelevisaUnivision family of networks, Fox Deportes in English, and the Univision Radio Network. According to the Texas A&M media staff, tickets will go on sale for the public at 10 a.m. April 5.

"Kyle Field — a beacon of collegiate sporting excellence — is more than a football stadium,” A&M President Mark A. Welsh III said in a statement. “It's a special place where memories are made and legends are born. It creates an electric atmosphere that fuels players and fans alike. We in Aggieland are ready to welcome the Brazil and Mexico teams and their fans with a warm 'Howdy!' this summer for what promises to be an unforgettable experience for all."

Kyle Field, home of the Texas A&M Aggies, holds a capacity of 102,733. A soldout crowd would break the record for a Mexico men's soccer match in the United States, which previously was set at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., at 90,526

"This is outstanding news for Texas A&M University.," said interim athletic director and former Texas A&M head football coach R.C. Slocum. "We are excited to host this international event. It is my hope that we can establish a record-setting crowd to watch this exciting soccer match at Kyle Field."

According to The Dallas Morning News, Kyle Field tried to hold a friendly soccer match in 2017, between English Premier League giants Manchester United and Manchester City, but a deal could never be finalized. 

Entering the match, Brazil ranks fifth nationally in the world, per the latest FIFA rankings. Mexico was ranked 15th.