Three-time African champions Nigeria will conflict with CONCACAF Gold Cup holders Mexico in a pleasant on the well-known Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum within the State of California, the US of America on Saturday, third July.
The match, which kicks off at 7.30 pm LA time would be the sixth confrontation between the senior groups of each international locations, 4 of which have led to attracts. The one win within the sequence has gone to Mexico, once they trumped a US Gold Cup encounter in Dallas (State of Texas) 2-1 on twenty fourth June 1995. Jonathan Akpoborie scored Nigeria’s solely objective.
Shut-fought confrontations embody a 1-1 draw on the FIFA Intercontinental Match for the King Fahd Cup (now FIFA Confederations Cup) in Saudi Arabia on thirteenth January 1995 (Mexico prevailed 5-4 on penalties within the quarter closing match), and 0-0 attracts in pleasant matches in Houston and Atlanta the earlier decade. A pleasant recreation in Mexico additionally ended 2-2.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, merely generally known as the LA Coliseum, is a 77,500 –capability facility that has hosted main worldwide championships of all grades, together with the 1996 Males’s Olympics Soccer Match (received by Nigeria) and CONCACAF Gold Cup matches. The COCACAF Gold Cup is that continent’s equal of the Africa Cup of Nations finals, and determines the continental champion of North America, Central America and the Caribbeans.
Mexico is probably the most profitable crew within the CONCACAF Gold Cup with eight titles and are the present Cup holders.
Nigeria have received the Africa Cup of Nations 3 times and certified for six of the final seven FIFA World Cup finals, reaching the Spherical of 16 in 1994, 1998 and 2014. The Tremendous Eagles completed as bronze medallists on the final AFCON in Egypt two years in the past.
NFF’s FIFA Match Agent, Jairo Pachon of Eurodata Sport, stated, “We’re glad to have the ability to announce this match, which is a conflict between two very massive groups from two completely different continents. Mexico towards Nigeria is an enormous match any day and the venue is class.”
The 2 groups will announce their squads for the match someday in June. Mexico will play three different video games earlier than the conflict with Nigeria, as a part of their MexTour sequence.