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Nigeria to play Mexico in a friendly match


The Nigeria Football Federation and its Fifa match agent Jairo Pachon of Eurodata Sport on Thursday announced an international friendly match for the coming Fifa window on March 5 between the Super Eagles and the Mexican national team, known as ‘Tricolor’.


The match will be organized in the United States of America by Soccer United Marketing (SUM), 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 FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014. Nigeria face Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Group F while Mexico play in Group A against hosts and five-time winners Brazil, Croatia and Cameroon.

The match, which comes nine months after a pulsating, high-octane clash between both nations at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas that ended 2-2, will be played in Georgia Dome and AT&T Stadium in Georgia, Atlanta, and will kick off at 20h30 (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 1-0-3 record in favour of Mexico. The two teams last met in May of 2013 as part of Mexico’s US tour.

The African champions are preparing to make a big impact at the Fifa World Cup Brazil 2014 and this match is part of the pre- World Cup matches that Eurodata Sport is organizing for the Super Eagles on their path to Brazil.

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