US to play France in soccer exhibition on Nov 11
Friday, October 14, 2011
CHICAGO (AP) -- The U.S. soccer team will play an exhibition at France on Nov. 11, the first meeting between the nations in 32 years.
The game was announced on Friday and will be played at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris, the site of the 1998 World Cup final. The U.S., 1-3-1 under new coach Jurgen Klinsmann, also plans to play in Europe on Nov. 15, the last FIFA fixture date of the year.
The nations played twice in 1979, with France winning 6-0 at East Rutherford, N.J., on May 2 and 3-0 in Paris on Oct. 10.
France is preparing for next year's European Championship, and the U.S. is getting ready for the start of World Cup qualifying in June.