The Mexican national team will play its last preparation match prior to its presentation in the 2021 Gold Cup on July 10. The Aztec combo of Gerardo Martino He will face his counterpart from Nigeria this Saturday, July 3 at the United Airlines Field at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, at 9:30 p.m.
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This commitment will be of great interest because, possibly, it will mark the debut of the forward of Argentine origin, naturalized Mexican, Rogelio Funes Mori, the all-time top scorer for the Rayados de Monterrey, who will wear the number 11 and could start the game against the Africans, since he is the attacker that the Argentine strategist has wanted to have under his command for so long.
This meeting will be the sixth in history between both teams and the balance is favorable for the Aztec team with one victory and three draws.
Similarly, Mexico has only faced Nigeria in one official match, this in the 1995 Confederations Cup, when the Tricolor team won third place on penalties. Since, in regulation time they equaled a score.
Mexico Lineup (4-3-3) | Jonathan Orozco; Luis Rodríguez, Gilberto Sepúlveda, Carlos Salcedo, Jesús Gallardo; Edson Álvarez, Héctor Herrera, Orbelín Pineda; Jesús Manuel Corona, Rogelio Funes Mori and Hirving Lozano.