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Ticket lottery for U.S. vs. Mexico CONCACAF playoff match opens Sept. 9

Ticket lottery for U.S. vs. Mexico CONCACAF playoff match opens Sept. 9
Team Mexico celebrates after defeating Jamaica, 3-1, in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final in Philadelphia on July 26. (Patrick Smith / Getty Images)

The United States will play Mexico at the Rose Bowl on Oct. 10 for the right to represent CONCACAF in the 2017 Confederations Cup. Tickets for the high-profile game won't be easy to come by, though; you'll have to win the lottery.

On Sept. 9, fans will be able to apply for the ticket lottery on the CONCACAF website. Winners will be announced Sept. 18 and a limited number of tickets will be made available after that on Sept. 29.

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"The playoff for CONCACAF's spot in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup is one of the biggest matches the confederation has ever put on," CONCACAF Secretary General Ted Howard said in a release. "The magnitude of the match and excitement from each nation's fans tells us that the atmosphere in the Rose Bowl will match the quality on display on the field."

The victor of the U.S.-Mexico match will represent the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Assns. of Football in Russia at the 2017 Confederations Cup.

Mexico defeated Jamaica, 3-1, to win the 2015 Gold Cup in July qualifying for a chance to face the U.S., 2013 winners of the event.

"It's important to us that the environment in the stadium be right so that all fans enjoy the match and that they feel safe along with the players and referees," Howard said.

The U.S. last played Mexico at the Rose Bowl in the 2011 Gold Cup final. Mexico won that match, 4-2.

Follow Matt Wilhalme on Twitter @mattwilhalme

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