Mexico face Argentina in a friendly in Texas tomorrow night. It is both teams’ final warm-up match before they head into important October games.
Argentina are set to face their opening World Cup 2018 qualifying game at home to Ecuador on October 9th, while Mexico play the USA in a one-off game for a place at the 2017 Confederations Cup on the same date.
As a result, both teams are likely to take tomorrow night’s game very seriously. Argentine boss Gerardo Martinez has already hinted that Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Carlos Tevez, Angel Di Maria, Javier Pastore, Ezequiel Garay, Pablo Zabaleta, and Lucas Biglia will all start after they sat on the bench for Saturday’s 7-0 win over Bolivia.
For Mexico, Javier Chicharito is expected to play after his move from Manchester United to Bayer Leverkusen, while Saturday’s debutant Henry Martin is out injured after picking up a leg injury in El Tri’s 3-3 draw with Trinidad and Tobago.
Mexico have a shocking record against their opponents, having only won four times in 26 games, and only twice since 1990.
Their last game was at the 2010 World Cup, with Argentina running out as 3-1 winners.
Kickoff in Texas is at 10:30pm EDT.