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Mexico vs Iceland: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

21:37 EAT 23/03/2018
Javier Hernandez Mexico
El Tri take on the Vikings in the United States in what will serve as an early World Cup warm-up friendly match

Santa Clara in Calfornia is the venue for the international friendly between Mexico and Iceland, who face off at the Levi's Stadium.

Both sides are ramping up their preparations for this summer's World Cup - with Iceland competing for the first time ever - and they will be keen to arrive in Russia with a string of good results under their belts.

El Tri have already beaten European opposition in 2018, claiming a 1-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina in February, and they are setting themselves up to compete wth Germany, South Korea and Sweden in June.

Iceland, meanwhile, are entering into relatively unfamilar territory, so they will seek to learn as much as they can from the upcoming warm-up matches before locking horns with Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in their group.

Game Mexico vs Iceland
Date Saturday, March 24 / Friday, March 23
Time 02:00 GMT / 10:00 ET
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel & Live Stream

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
Fox Sports 1 / Univision Deportes fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game cannot be watched live on TV nor can it be streamed live online.

UK TV channel Online stream

Squads & Team News

Position Mexico players
Goalkeepers Ochoa, Jose Corona, Talavera
Defenders Moreno, Layun, Reyes, Ayala, Raujo, Alanis, Gallardo, Salcedo, Alvarez
Midfielders Guardado, Fabian, Molina, Pizarro, Jorge Hernandez, Gonzalez, Govea
Forwards Chicharito, Vela, Peralta, Jiminez, Manuel Corona, Lozano

Porto midfielder Hector Herrera has withdrawn from the squad due to injury, while Javier Aquino, Jonathan dos Santos and Jurgen Damm are also sidelined.

Potential Mexico XI: Jose Corona; Layun, Ayala, Moreno, Salcedo, Gallardo; Reyes, Guardado, Govea; Chicharito, Jiminez.

Position Iceland players
Goalkeepers Halldorsson, Kristinsson, Jonsson, Runnarsson, Schram 
Defenders Saevarsson, R. Sigurdsson, Arnason, A. Skulason, Ingason, Magnusson, Fjoluson, Eyjolfsson, Hermannsson
Midfielders Gunnarsson, B. Bjarnason, J. Gudmundsson, Hallfredsson, Gislason, T. Bjarnason, O. Skulason, Traustason, Fridjonsson
Forwards Sigborsson, Bodvarsson, Kjartansson, Finnbogason, Sigurdarson, A. Gudmundsson

Iceland will be without Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who has been ruled out for a number of months with a knee injury and Augsburg striker Alfred Finnbogason is not included.

Head coach Heimir Hallgrimsson will look to the likes of Burnley's Johan Berg Gudmundsson and Udinese's Emil Hallfredsson to lead in Sigurdsson's absence.

Potential Iceland XI: Kristinsson; R. Sigurdsson, Fjoluson, A. Skulason, Hermannsson; Traustason, J. Gudmundsson, Hallfredsson, Gislason; Kjartansson, Sigborsson.

Betting & Match Odds

Mexico are firm favourites to win according to dabblebet, who price them at 4/6. Iceland are rated 4/1 to wn and a draw is available at 5/2.

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Match Preview

Iceland are getting ready to compete at a World Cup for the first time in their history and in Mexico they have an ideal opponent to test themselves against.

Hallgrimsson's side defied expectations by finishing top of a qualifying group that included Croatia, Ukraine and Turkey, but they will have to raise their level again if they want to make an impact in Russia.

Mexico, on the other hand, are a nation with World Cup pedigree and this summer they are looking forward to competing in the tournament for the 16th time.

Boasting players such as Javier Hernandez, Andres Guardado and Raul Jiminez in their ranks, El Tri are a fearsome attacking unit and there is plenty of competition for places.

With that in mind, fringe players will be eager to impress head coach Juan Carlos Osorio enough in games such as this to book their place on the plane to Russia.