Mexico announces friendly matches before the World Cup against Peru, Colombia, Sweden in the USA and Spain
Mexico’s men’s national team has announced three more friendly matches ahead of the 2022 World Cup – against Peru on September 24 in Pasadena, California. Colombia on September 27 in Santa Clara, California, and Sweden on November 16 in Girona, Spain.
The matches will be held at California’s Rose Bowl and Levi’s Stadium, as well as Spanish Estadi Montilivi. Together with an already planned friendly match against Paraguay at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 31, El Tri now has four preseason matches left before flying out to Qatar.
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Levi’s Stadium and Mercedes-Benz Stadium were both recently selected as two of the 16 arenas for the 2026 World Cup to be held by Mexico, the United States and Canada. The host of the 1994 World Cup final, the Rose Bowl, was not chosen, but another venue in the Los Angeles area, SoFi Stadium, was chosen instead.
All four of Mexico’s upcoming opponents failed to qualify for the World Cup. Peru, most notably, barely missed a place in the tournament after losing to Australia on penalties earlier this month in an intercontinental play-off.
In Qatar, Mexico will start playing Group C against Poland on November 22, before playing against Argentina on November 26 and then against Saudi Arabia on November 30 when they look to reach the knockout rounds of the World Cup.