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Lakewood Ranch to host international soccer tournament

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The Nike International Friendlies come to town today at Lakewood Ranch’s Premier Sports Campus.

The U-17 Men’s National Team battles France in today's opener at 5 p.m. They’ll square off against Turkey on Friday at 5 p.m. and wrap up the event on Sunday at 5 p.m. against Brazil . Each match day begins at 2 p.m., with the United States team playing the headline game at 5 that is aired live on Fox Soccer Channel.

More than 15,000 people are expected to attend the tournament, according to organizers.

The Premier Sports Campus is located near the northeast corner of State Road 70 East and Lorraine Road.

Read more: http://www.bradenton.com/2011/11/29/3685019/big-events-in-town-this-week.html#ixzz1fDtrlAbR

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