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  • August 14, 2013
  • • 21:00
  • • MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • Referee: D. Gantar
  • • Attendance: 35671
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International Friendly Preview: Mexico - Ivory Coast

International Friendly Preview: Mexico - Ivory Coast

Mike Zarrilli

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.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Mexico (4-2-3-1): Corona; Layun, Moreno, Rodriguez, Torres Nilo; Arce, Torrado; Fabian, Dos Santos, Montes; Jimenez

Mexico Under 17

ROSTER

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
ROSTER

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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Mexico

Côte d'Ivoire

Wins
1
0
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Mexico MEX
Mexico Mexico
Draw
Côte d'Ivoire CIV
Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire
52%
15%
33%

Top 3 Predictions

Mexico MEX
2 - 1
Côte d'Ivoire CIV
Mexico MEX
1 - 2
Côte d'Ivoire CIV
Mexico MEX
2 - 0
Côte d'Ivoire CIV

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