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November 1, 2012

Friendly to be carried on DirecTV and Dish Network

An international friendly between the national teams of Honduras and Peru will air live on pay-per-view on Wednesday, November 14. The game will be available on both cable and satellite Pay Per View via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and TVN and distributed by Integrated Sports Media.

Kickoff for the game, which is being played at Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium is at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT. The telecast will be available for $24.95.

The Honduran national football team, nicknamed Los Catrachos is a rising team in CONCACAF. Their ascent started with a third place finish in the 2001 Copa America, and in October 2009, they confirmed qualification to the 2010 FIFA World Game, which was their first appearance in the competition since 1982. Honduras will be progressing to the third round of CONCACAF qualification for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The team qualified for the Hexagonal round by finishing first in their second-round group, which included Panama, Canada, and Cuba.

The Peru national football team competes against the other nine members of FIFA’s CONMEBOL conference, which encompasses the countries of South America. La Blanquirroja, as the team is known to fans, has played at four FIFA World Cup finals. Currently the team is ranked 37th in the FIFA standings as of October 2012.