Super Eagles of Nigeria get May 28 international friendly match against Mexico at the AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas despite missing out on the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Three-time African Champions is part of the national teams that will face CONCACAF powerhouse after the Mexican Football Federation arrange the friendly matches via the Soccer United Marketing as part of El Tri’s preparation for the November tournament in the far-middle east.

According to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the social media official handle confirmed the next month’s international friendly encounter on May 28, 2022, at the AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas.

Super Eagles are going into the encounter after being edged out by arch-rival Black Starts of Ghana following a 1-1 scored draw at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja via the away goal rule.

Meanwhile, Mexico who came second behind Canada at the CONCACAF qualifiers has got a tough World Cup draw group that includes Lionel Messi’s Argentina, Robert Lewandowski’s Poland, and Asian heavyweights Saudi Arabia.

NFF has been searching for a new coach to replace Austin Eguavoen after the Benin-born tactician stepped down from his position following  Super Eagles’ failure to pick a World Cup ticket.
Nigeria and Mexico have met on six occasions in the past with Super Eagles failing to win any single tie after drawing four and losing twice, scoring six goals while conceding eleven with the last encounter saw Mexico thrash the African giant 4-0 with NPFL players made largely of the squad, held in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.on July 3, 2021.

 

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