El Salvador will play a football friendly against Italian club AS Roma on 27 July as part of their preparations for the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, the national federaton said on Tuesday.

The tie will take place at the Red Bulls Arena in New York.

"This match represents a good opportunity for our team's preparations for upcoming World Cup qualifiers," said federation president Carlos Mendez.

El Salvador are third in Group B with one point after two games, with Mexico leading on six points ahead of Costa Rica (4) and Guyana (0).

El Salvador will host Guyana on 7 September.