El Tri looks to gain some momentum for this fall's Hexagonal matches when it faces the Elephants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.
|Mexico (4-2-3-1): Corona; Layun, Moreno, Rodriguez, Torres Nilo; Arce, Torrado; Fabian, Dos Santos, Montes; Jimenez||
GOALKEEPERS: Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)
DEFENDERS: Miguel Layun (Club America), Severo Meza (Monterrey), Hector Moreno (Espanyol/Spain), Diego Reyes (Porto/Portugal), Francisco Javier Rodríguez (Club America), Carlos Salcido (Tigres), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres)
MIDFIELDERS: Damian Alvarez (Tigres), Fernando Arce (Club Tijuana), Christian Gimenez (Cruz Azul), Luis Montes (Leon), Angel Reyna (Veracruz), Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul), Jesus Zavala (Monterrey)
FORWARDS: Giovani Dos Santos (Villarreal), Marco Fabian (Guadalajara), Raul Jimenez (Club America), Oribe Peralta (Santos)
|Ivory Coast (4-4-2): Barry; Aurier, Bamba, Boka, Darrassouba; Gervinho, Tiote, Toure, Sio; Kalou, Drogba
GOALKEEPERS: Boubacar Barry (Lokeren, Belgium), Badra Ali Sangare (Ivoire Academie, Ivory Coast)
DEFENDERS: Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro(Toulouse, France), Benjamin Angoua (Valenciennes, France), Serge Aurier (Toulouse, France), Souleman Bamba (Trazbonspor, Turkey), Arthur Boka (Stuttgart, Germany), Viera Darrassouba (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey), Brice Dja Djedje (Evian, France), Didier Zokora (Trazbonspor, Turkey)
MIDFIELDERS: Bobley Anderson (Malaga, Spain), Jean-jacques Gosso-Gosso (Glençlerbirligi SK, Turkey), Abdul Razak (Manchester City, England), Geoffrey Serey Die (Bale, Switzerland), Giovanni Sio (Wolsburg, Germany), Cheikh Tiote (Newcastle, England), Yaya Toure (Manchester City, England)
FORWARDS: Mathis Bolly (Dusseldorf, Germany), Wilfried Bony (Swansea, England), Gervinho (Arsenal, England), Didier Drogba (Galatasaray, Turkey), Salomon Kalou (Lille, France), Cyriac Gohi bi Zoro (Anderlecht, Belgium)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- This is the last tune-up match for El Tri before it faces Honduras in a crucial World Cup qualifier at the Estadio Azteca on Sept. 6.
- Didier Drogba had been left off the Ivory Coast roster for every match after January's African Cup of Nations, but the striker is now back in the Elephants team. Drogba has 57 goals in 94 appearances for his national team.
- Javier Hernandez, Mexico’s top scorer in World Cup qualifying with five goals, will miss the match with a sore right hamstring.
- Mexico has controversially called up the Argentinian-born duo of Christian Gimenez and Damian Alvarez.
- Ivory Coast has won its World Cup qualifying group, and will move on to a two-leg playoff to qualify for Brazil 2014.
- Mexico's last game against African opposition was a 2-2 draw against Nigeria on May 31.