Fans can watch the Mexico vs. Nigeria soccer match live online in an international friendly match with World Cup implications and a special setting.
The match is scheduled for 8:30 pm EST, and will take place in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Ticket sales for the match already surpassed 54,000 late last week, guaranteeing that the match will break the record for the largest soccer crowd in Atlanta’s history. The previous record of 54,229 was set during last year’s Gold Cup, which also featured Mexico.
There is still more room to grow — the Georgia Dome can fit 72,000, and officials hope to fill it up.
“We’re urging people to come out and be a part of Atlanta soccer history,” said Gabriel Gabor, with Soccer United Marketing, which is organizing the game. “Everyone that comes to this game will be part of Atlanta soccer history.”
The game is set to be broadcast on ESPNEWS, but fans can also watch the Mexico vs. Nigeria soccer match live online through WatchESPN.
Fans who watch the soccer match will see a Mexican team ranked No. 21 in FIFA’s world rankings. They are preparing for the 2014 Rio World Cup and a difficult group that includes Brazil, Croatia, and Cameroon.
Nigeria is ranked No. 47 and put in a World Cup group that includes Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Iran.
Nigeria enters the game without its captain Joseph Yobo, who has suffered “an undisclosed strain.” He will be replaced by German-born defender Leon Balogun.
“Balogun has joined the team here in Atlanta,” Nigeria media officer Ben Alaiya told BBC Sport. “He’s very positive and mixing with others players already.
Fans who want to watch the Mexico vs. Nigeria soccer match live online can click here to get to WatchESPN. Some restrictions may apply, and registration is required.