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Played
February 29, 2012 8:00 PM EST
Sun Life Stadium — Miami Gardens, Florida
Referee:‬ T. Vaughn‎
Attendance:‬ 42000‎
 
 
 

International Friendly Preview: Mexico - Colombia

El Tri heads to Miami to face a Colombia side that will be eager to impress its new coach.

By Seth Vertelney

México-Serbia
Mexsport

PROBABLE LINEUPS
Colombia (4-4-2): Ospina; Zapata, Yepes, Perea, Armero; Sanchez, Rodriguez, Cuadrado, Soto; Falcao, Moreno.

Colombia


ROSTER


Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Niza/FRA); Luis Martínez (Once Caldas/COL).

Defenders: Mario Alberto Yepes (Milán/ITA); Pablo Armero (Udinese/ITA); Camilo Zúñiga (Nápoli/ITA); Luis Amaranto Perea (Atlético de Madrid/SPA); Cristian Zapata (Villareal/SPA); Bernardo Espinosa (Racing de Santander/SPA); Aquivaldo Mosquera (América/MEX)

Midfielders: Carlos Sánchez (Valenciennes/FRA); Abel Aguilar (Hércules/SPA); James Rodríguez (FC Porto/POR); Juan Guillermo Cuadrado (Lecce /ITA); Elkin Soto (Mainz 05/GER); Giovanni Moreno (Racing de Avellaneda/ARG); Aldo Leao Ramírez (Morelia/MEX); Gustavo Bolívar (Deportes Tolima/COL)

Forwards: Radamel Falcao García (Atlético de Madrid/SPA); Jakson Martínez (Jaguares/MEX); Teófilo Gutiérrez (Racing de Avellaneda/ARG); Dayro Moreno (Once Caldas/COL); Dorlan Pabón (Atlético Nacional/COL)



PROBABLE LINEUPS
Mexico (4-2-3-1): Ochoa; Salcido Rodriguez, Moreno, Juarez; J. Dos Santos, Zavala; Guardado, G. Dos Santos, Barrera; Hernandez.


ROSTER


Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (AC Ajaccio/FRA); Jesús Corona (Cruz Azul/MEX)

Defenders: Rafa Márquez (New York Red Bulls/USA), Héctor Moreno (RCD Espanyol de Barcelona/SPA), Francisco Javier Rodríguez (Club VfB Stuttgart/GER), Enrique Pérez (Morelia/MEX), Efraín Juárez (Celtic/ESC), Hugo Ayala (Tigres/MEX), Carlos Salcido (Tigres/MEX)

Midfielders: Andrés Guardado (Deportivo La Coruña/SPA), Jonathan Dos Santos (FC Barcelona/SPA); Pablo Barrera (Real Zaragoza/SPA), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres/MEX), Jesús Zavala (Monterrey/MEX), Gerardo Lugo (Morelia/MEX), Damián Álvarez (Tigres/MEX)

Forwards: Javier “Chicharito” Hernández (Manchester United/ENG), Giovani dos Santos (Tottenham Hotspur FC/ENG), Oribe Peralta (Santos/MEX), Miguel Sabah (Morelia/MEX)


DID YOU KNOW?
  • This match will mark the 28th encounter between the teams. El Tri holds the series advantage with a 12-9-6 record.

  • Argentinian-born Damian Alvarez received his first-ever call up for the Mexican national team after recently gaining citizenship.
  • This match will be Colombia’s first under new head coach Jose Pékerman.

  • Morelia and Tigres, the co-Primera Division leaders, are the Mexican domestic teams with the most representatives on the national team, with three players each.
  • Arsenal forward Carlos Vela, on loan at Real Sociedad, turned down a call-up for personal reasons, according to the Mexican Federation.
  • The match will take place Feb. 29 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami at 8:00 p.m. ET.


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Available Squads
Probable Lineups
Francisco Guillermo Ochoa 1
C. Salcido 0
Rafa Márquez 4
Héctor Moreno 15
Quique Cameo 71
Jose Andrés Guardado 18
J. Zavala 17
Dos Santos 0
Pablo Edson Barrera 0
Giovani dos Santos 10
Javier Hernández 14
D. Ospina 1
Pablo Armero 7
Aquivaldo Mosquera 0
L. Perea 14
Camilo Zúñiga 0
James Rodríguez 10
Carlos Sánchez 0
A. Ramírez 8
Juan Cuadrado 4
Radamel Falcao 9
D. Pabón 0
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
A. Pulido A. Pulido
Striker
Tigres
4 0
Chris Wondolowski Chris Wondolowski
Striker
San Jose Earthquakes
3 0
Neymar Neymar
Striker
Barcelona
3 0
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
2 0
Ivica Olic Ivica Olic
Striker
Wolfsburg
2 0