Mexico vs Nigeria: Prediction, kick off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h results - friendly preview today

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The Jose Peseira era kicks off today as Nigeria face Mexico for an international friendly in the United States.

After suffering World Cup heartbreak at the hands of Ghana in the spring, the Super Eagles look to the future with friendlies against El Tri and Ecuador before two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, against Sierra Leone and Mauritius.

Peseiro laid out his ambitions ahead of the internationals, tweeting: “We will work with great ambition, so that in the end we can finally call Nigeria the ‘four-time African champions’.”

Mexico will be in Qatar this winter and can continue their preparations with Stateside games against Nigeria, Uruguay and Ecuador before the start of their Nations League campaign.

Here are all the details ahead of the game...

Date, kick-off time and venue

Mexico vs Nigeria is scheduled for a 1.08am BST kick-off in the early hours of Sunday, May 29, 2022.

This game will take place in the United States with AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas hosting the match.

Where to watch Mexico vs Nigeria

TV channel and live stream: The match will not be broadcast live in the UK with SuperSport carrying it in Nigeria and FuboTV required in North America.

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Mexico vs Nigeria team news

A hefty 38-man squad has been called up by the hosts for this trio of friendlies but there was no space for veterans Javier Hernandez or Miguel Layun.

Arsenal youngster Marcelo Flores joins Wolves’ Raul Jimenez as the two Premier League members in the Mexico squad.

A host of uncapped players have made the Nigeria squad with Semi Ajayi, Alex Iwobi, Peter Etebo, Ademola Lookman and Emmanuel Dennis picked by Jose Peseiro.

RB Salzburg youngster Samson Tijani and Feyernoord’s Cyriel Dessers, fresh from a decent performance in the Europa Conference League final, are out to build on their single caps.

Mexico vs Nigeria prediction

Friendlies tend to be tight affairs and these two unfamiliar opponents are unlikely to produce a classic.

Mexico to win 1-0.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Mexico wins: 2

Draws: 3

Nigeria wins: 0

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