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DRV PNK Stadium is set to host an international friendly to kick start the new year. The match, organized by Red Dog Sports and Entertainment, will see Colombia take on Honduras on Jan. 16, 2022. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. ET.

The outing will be the final preparation for Colombia before embarking on a decisive round of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers against Peru and Argentina in late January and the beginning of February. Honduras, meanwhile, will also be competing in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying fixtures shortly after the friendly, taking on Canada and El Salvador at the end of January. Additionally, the match will present a special reunion for Honduras head coach Hernán Darío “El Bolillo” Gómez, a Colombia native and former Colombian national team coach across two different spells (1995-98 and 2010-11), qualifying the team for the FIFA World Cup France 1998 in what, at the time, would be Colombia’s fourth appearance at the tournament.

“We are very happy to be coming back to Florida,” said Colombia Head Coach, Reinaldo Rueda. “It will be great to see Colombia’s many fans once again. We are looking forward to a great match against Honduras.”

“We are really happy to bring the Honduras National Team to Fort Lauderdale for you all to see our match against Colombia and for you to support us,” said Honduras Head Coach Hernán Darío Gómez.