Some of the world's best soccer players will compete in Flint later this month.

Perani Arena has been chosen as one of nine sites across the U.S. to host the Arena Soccer World Cup. The groupings and opening round schedules were recently announced and Perani will play host to competitors from Canada, Serbia, Brazil and Russia with games getting underway on March 24th.

Jeremy Torrey, Perani Arena and Event Center general manager, said "it's truly an honor to host a world class, international event like this" and the announcement "reinforce the commitment of Rolf Nilsen and IMS to bring positive focus to Flint and Genesee County through quality entertainment."

Tickets are on sale now. Prices are $15 for reserved and $10 for general admission. For more information and to purchase tickets, call the Perani Arena Box Office at (810) 744-0580 or visit www.peraniarena.com.