Nigeria To Play Friendly With Mexico In May
The Nigeria national team have lined up a friendly against Mexico to be played in Arlington, Texas in May.
The game will be played at the AT&T Stadium on, May 28.
This will be the Super Eagles second meeting with El Tri in two years after the 2021 match where the West Africans lost 4-0 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
According to top media reports in Mexico, the match forms part of four matches organised to whip the El Tri into shape as part of 2022 World Cup finals.
Mexico will play friendlies against Uruguay on June 2 in Glendale, Arizona; Ecuador on June 5 in Chicago; and Paraguay on Aug. 31 in Atlanta.
Nigeria have faced Mexico six times in the past, drawing four and losing twice, scoring six goals while conceded eleven.
The Super Eagles’ friendly against Mexico will be their first match after their disastrous 2022 World Cup qualifying where they lost to Ghana in the African play-offs.
Mexico qualified for the World Cup after finishing second in CONACAF’s Octagonal table to qualify for an eighth consecutive time in world football’s showpiece event.
The El Tri got a tough draw for the 2022 World Cup, being drawn into Group C along with Argentina, Poland, and Saudi Arabia.
Mexico will also get a tough matchup in the Round of 16 if they get to qualify as they will face either the first place or second place of a group that has defending World Cup champions France and Denmark.