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U.S. to face Turkey on May 29 in final World Cup tune-up


The United States will play host to Turkey on May 29 at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field in the team's final tune-up before this summer's World Cup.

The Philadelphia Eagles, who play their home games at the stadium, announced the friendly Tuesday. A formal press conference will be held Wednesday at the NovaCare Complex with Eagles president Joe Banner, Mayor Michael Nutter and Sunil Gulati, the president of the U.S. Soccer Federation.

The match will be the U.S. team's last outing before flying to South Africa for the World Cup, which gets under way on June 11. The U.S. plays its first group-stage match on June 12 against England in Rustenburg.

The first event at "The Linc" was a friendly between Manchester United and Barcelona in August 2003. The $512 million stadium also hosted a Gold Cup match between the U.S. and Panama last August.

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