With few weeks remaining, tickets for the international friendly double-header games between Nigeria and the United States women’s team have begun.
The US Women’s National Team, four-time World Cup champions and four Olympic Games gold winners, will face the nine-time African champions, first at the Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas on September 3, before squaring off again at the Audi Field in Washington September 6.
“Tickets are now on sale for fans to secure seats to see the United States Women’s National Team take on Nigeria on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. as both teams prepare for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup
The matches are in preparation for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand where the USWNT will go for their third straight title and fifth title overall.
This is the first time the USWNT will be playing at Audi Field, which opened in 2018, and the first time playing in the District since March 2017 when they lost to France 3-0 in the SheBelieves Cup at RFK Stadium. Overall, it’ll be the USWNT’s eleventh time playing in Washington.
The USWNT is coming off its most recent CONCACAF Women’s championship (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) last month, and their ninth CONCACAF championship overall. Alex Morgan was awarded the Golden Ball, or best player in the tournament. The win earned USWNT a berth in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.
Nigeria has been the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) champion 11 times and although they failed to medal in WAFCON 2022, they have appeared in every women’s World Cup since its inception in 1991 and have competed in three summer Olympics since 2000. They are regarded as the most successful women’s team on the African continent