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Sources: Jacksonville To Host World Cup Sendoff Match For U.S.

Sources said that Jacksonville will host a U.S.-Nigeria men's soccer friendly on June 7, a "World Cup sendoff match" ahead of the tournament in Brazil. Any official announcement by the U.S. Soccer Federation "has been delayed as it deals with a friendly against Ukraine" being moved to Cyprus. USSF is expected to announce the Nigeria match "no later than Friday." City officials are "hopeful" that the match at EverBank Field "will attract a crowd of 60,000-plus" (FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, 2/26).