The Super Eagles will take on El Tri in Houston, Texas as both sides warm up for the Confederations Cup in Brazil
The Nigeria Football Federation has announced that the Super Eagles will take on Mexico’s national team in an international friendly match slated for May 31 in Houston, in the United States of America.
Both sides will be playing in this summer’s Confederations Cup in Brazil and will be using of the encounter as a warm up match.
In a release on Wednesday night, NFF secretary general Musa Amadu said: “We are pleased that the reigning African champions will have such high quality final preparation for the important games that we have in the month of June.”
Nigeria won the Africa Cup of Nations last month defeating Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final. They will represent Africa at the Confederations Cup where all continental champions will converge on Brazil as preparation for next year’s World Cup.
The Super Eagles will play against Tahiti, Uruguay and joint World and European champions Spain in their group. In June Nigeria will also play World Cup qualifiers against Kenya and Namibia in Nairobi and Windhoek.
North and Central American champions Mexico are drawn against hosts Brazil, Japan and Italy.
The game organised by Eurodata Sport Marketing Sportivo e Culturale will kick off 9 pm local time at the Reliant Stadium, Houston.
Both teams last met in a friendly match in 2007 which ended 2-2 at Estadio Olimpico Benito Juarez in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Before that, they met at the Intercontinental Championship, Saudi Arabia in 1995 where El Tri won 5-4 on penalties after the game ended 1-1.
Mexico also emerged 2-1 winners later that year in a match played in Dallas, Texas.