SANTA CLARA -- Mexico national soccer coach Miguel Herrera, whose sideline antics during the World Cup made him an Internet sensation, will lead El Tri against Chile at the 49ers' new home, Levi's Stadium, on Sept. 6.

Mexico will also play Bolivia on Sept. 9 in Denver as it prepares for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup and Copa America events.

Herrera, who earned a contract extension until 2018 after leading Mexico to the second round in Brazil, will use the U.S. trip as a chance to audition young players.

Another bright light in Brazil, Chile advanced to the second round before falling to Brazil in penalty kicks. Chile's Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli has also agreed to stay on until 2018.

"Chile has been a great performer, as we saw them in the World Cup," Herrera said in Spanish through a translator. "This is a very interesting game for us here in Santa Clara, this new stadium. We'll offer the best we can to our fans here. We thank you very much for allowing us to be back."

Herrera described Mexico and Chile as "two great opponents" who had similarly intense characteristics in the World Cup. He added that CONCACAF teams, specifically the United States, Mexico and Costa Rica, played a "great role" in the World Cup.

"We're advancing. We're taking giant steps forward," Herrera said of the CONCACAF region.



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