Brazil 2014: Nigeria to play Mexico in friendly match

Super Eagles of Nigeria

The friendly match will hold in the United States of America

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, and its FIFA Match Agent, Jairo Pachon of Eurodata Sport, on Thursday announced an international friendly match between the Super Eagles and the Mexican National Team, Tricolor.

The match will be played on March 5, one of the days set aside by FIFA for friendly matches.

The match will be played in the U.S. and is being organised by Soccer United Marketing, SUM, and the Mexican Football Federation’s US Representative, with the co-operation of Eurodata Sport.

Mexico, like African champions- Nigeria, is among the countries that will participate in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Nigeria will face Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Group F while Mexico will play in group A against hosts and five-time winners Brazil, Croatia, and Cameroon.

The match comes nine months after an earlier one between both nations at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas that ended 2-2 draw. The March encounter will be played in Georgia Dome and AT&T Stadium in Georgia, Atlanta. It will kick off at 8:30 p.m. (ET).

The Georgia Dome, one of the largest indoor sporting facilities in the United States, is the primary home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.

Mexico and Nigeria have met four times with a Nigeria winning one, and Mexico winning three. The two teams last met in May 2013 as part of Mexico’s U.S. tour.

Both teams will use the match to prepare for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.


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