Following their win over Switzerland in Cardiff, Mexico travels to London and the famed Wembley Stadium, where they will face Senegal in the quarterfinals.CARDIFF, Wales -- There's a bonus to reaching the quarterfinals of the 2012 Olympic Games. Mexico players will visit the Olympic Village for the first time during the tournament and play their next game in one of soccer's most legendary venues.
With a majority of soccer matches being played outside of London, the players haven't had a chance to see what the full Olympic experience is all about. Mexico played its first three games outside of England's capital in Newcastle, Coventry and Cardiff.
After knocking off Switzerland 1-0 at Millennium Stadium on Wednesday night, El Tri is headed to London's famed Wembley Stadium.
"We are really looking forward to living in the Olympic Village," said defender Hiram Mier. "I have never been to one in my life and I'm sure it will be an extraordinary experience. The fact that we are going to play at Wembley is very special."
"It's a legendary stadium to play in," added forward Marco Fabian. "Our first objective is to qualify and for Mexico to be remembered in this championship."
Mexico drew against South Korea in its opener last week before beating Gabon and Switzerland to finish first in Group B. The Mexicans haven't allowed a single goal during the tournament.
"We made it through to the knockout stage because we are playing with the right attitude and we never give up," Fabian said.
Mexico will have to be at the top of its game if it is to earn a medal, however, says coach Luis Fernando Tena. There are still several solid teams remaining in the competition, including Team GB and Brazil, who Mexico may have to face down the road.
"The key factor is that we know things are going to get difficult in the next phase," Tena said. "The opponents will get difficult - Great Britain and Senegal. It's good to move forward and have the Olympic flavor."