Mexico’s football federation (FMF) confirmed via a press release El Tri will be playing in Europe for the first time since 2010.
The Mexican side, one of the most underrated during the past World Cup in Brazil, starts the new four year term playing against The Netherlands, in a match to be held at the world famous Amsterdam Arena, home of AFC Ajax, on November 12th. After this, Miguel Herrera’s boys will face Belarus in the city of Borisov. This match will end the year for the Mexican squad.
This will be the sixth time Mexico and the Netherlands will meet in a friendly match. On this particular occasion, Mexico will be looking for payback after last World Cup’s match, which ended in controversy after a doubtful penalty kick was awarded to the Dutch side in the dying seconds of the game, resulting in Mexico’s elimination. On the other hand, this will be the first game against Belarus in all categories.
Apparently, the FEMEXFUT are giving all the tools for their recently confirmed coach, since Herrera specifically requested the team to play friendly matches away from the United States or Mexico, where most of their games were held.
The press release states that, given the matches will be held on “FIFA Matchdays”, all the teams will have to present their world class players, to provide a better show for those watching.