RANGERS will travel to Canada to face Benfica in the 2017 Eusebio Cup at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton on October 6th.
Pedro Caixinha’s Light Blues will face countryman Rui Vitória’s Benfica during the international break next month.
For the first time ever, the historic Eusebio Cup will be played on Canadian soil on Friday October 6th at 7pm local time.
The Eusebio Cup is named after legendary Portuguese striker, Eusebio da Silva Ferreira. Eusebio enjoyed a 22-year career, scoring 423 goals in 431 appearances with nine clubs, including Benfica (1960-1975).
Eusebio also appeared in 64 matches with Portugal’s national team, finding the net 41 times from 1961-1973. Considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, Benfica founded the Cup in 2008 in Eusebio’s honour.
Tim Hortons Field, where the match will be played, is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue located in Hamilton, Ontario.
Built in 2014, the stadium is the home of the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
It has served as the host venue for soccer for the 2015 Pan American Games and has hosted multiple World Cup qualifying events, including women’s soccer and men’s rugby, as well as major concerts, festivals and other community events.
The last time the Gers travelled to play in Canada was in 2014 against Ottawa Fury at TD Palace Stadium in Ontario in a game that ended 1-0 with Nicky Law on the scoresheet.