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Mexico's top supporter will be present at El Tri's World Cup opener.

For their World Cup opener on Friday, Mexico will count on their most prestigious supporter.

Mexico President Felipe Calderon will attend Mexico's match against host South Africa on Friday, the Mexican Football Federation announced.

President Calderon was invited to attend the tournament's opening match by South African President Jacob Zuma. While there, President Calderon will also participate in talks with his South African counterpart. According to the FMF, President Calderon will try and build a strong relationship with South Africa that will allow both nations to share resources. The visit will be President Calderon's first to South Africa.

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