Thursday, January 16, 2014

Upcoming Friendly: Nigeria will take on Mexico in Atlanta in March, 2014


The Nigeria Football Federation recently confirmed that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will face Mexico in a friendly in the United States on March 5th in their build-up to the Brazil World Cup. The match will be held at the Georgia Dome Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. 
The international friendly will be organized by Soccer United Marketing (SUM), the Mexican Football Federation’s U.S. Representatives, with the co-operation of Eurodata Sport.
This will be the second time in 10 months that both sides have met in a friendly in the US - they played out a 2-2 draw in Houston on May 31st, last year.

"This is the first big friendly for the Super Eagles on the road to Brazil," Nigeria Football Federation spokesman Ademola Olajire told BBC Sport.
"With both countries preparing for the World Cup and playing in front of large Nigerian and Mexican crowd, it should spark a great atmosphere in Atlanta.
"It's clear that if we are to prepare extremely hard for Brazil then we need to start playing against strong nations.
"The organisers have gone an extra mile to make this happen because both nations will be competing against teams with similar football culture in the summer, so this should help."

Nigeria will face Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Group F at the 2014 World Cup, while Mexico play in group A against hosts and five-time winners Brazil, Croatia and Cameroon.