National Teams of Guyana, Mexico Face Off in FIFA World Cup Qualifier at BBVA Compass Stadium October 12

The national teams of Guyana and Mexico will face off in a World Cup qualifying match at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday, October 12. The match, which is the third international soccer event to take place this year at the downtown stadium, is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. with Guyana as the home team.

“Hosting a World Cup qualifying game at BBVA Compass Stadium is very exciting for Houston-based soccer fans,” said BBVA Compass Stadium General Manager Doug Hall.  “We anticipate a sold-out crowd for this event and we are prepared to show these fans a first-rate experience.”

This event is produced by Planet Futbol and SponSports.

Tickets will start at $70 and be available beginning Wednesday, October 3 at 1:30 p.m. online at www.bbvacompassstadium.com and www.axs.com, or by calling 888-929-7849 or at the BBVA Compass Stadium Ticket Office. Tickets may also be purchased at select Fiesta stores.

The Guyana Golden Jaguars is one of three South American nations to be a member of the Caribbean Football Union of CONCACAF. The team qualified for the Caribbean Nations Cup in 1991, coming in fourth.  Guyana has never qualified for the CONCACAF Gold Cup or the FIFA World Cup.  The team is led by midfielder/striker Shawn Beveney, who has been capped a total of 41 times, 19 of them as team captain.  He has a total of 22 goals for Guyana.

The Mexico national team is currently ranked 21st in the FIFA World Rankings. The team is historically the most successful national team in the CONCACAF region, as they are the only team from the region to win an official FIFA recognized title. They hold one FIFA Confederations Cup, nine CONCACAF championships, including six CONCACAF Gold Cups, one North American Nations Cup and two NAFC Championships.  Mexico is led by head coach Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre and Manchester United forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez.