The Mexico vs Israel pre-World Cup friendly match will be held this Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (6:30 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. This match will be remembered by the fans and players alike, as it marks the first friendly in the ‘El Tri’ camp prior to Brazil 2014. The two other aspects of the match which are of significance are that this will be the farewells of the national team away from Mexico, as well as that of legend Cuauhtemoc Blanco away from ‘El Tri’.
The Mexican national team is ready to embark into their destination called FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014. There are still several friendlies and two weeks before their first official game on June 13 against Cameroon, yet, the ‘tricolor’ has a full squad and the support from the people. This Tuesday, the team was formally recognized by President Enrique Peña Nieto, in an event which not is a symbol of support, but it also marks the team’s journey into the important compeition.
This Wednesday night, fans will fill the Azteca stadium in what will be Mexico’s last home match before leaving to a mini-tour in the United States, and then into Brazil for the World Cup. This friendly will also allow 41 year old Cuauhtemoc Blanco to play 20-30 minutes in his farewell from the national team.
The team coached by Miguel Herrera will play against Israel with a full squad, although several players are still not in full form. Considering Mexico plays their first and last match at home, they will play offensively, control the game, and attempt to win by many goals as it will be a great way to leave the fans happy.
Apart from the score, this game is important as it will allow Mexico to start perfecting its tactics, and for the players to begin learning playing along each other. Mexico will have to enter the World Cup in perfect form, as they are part of a difficult Group A which also includes Brazil, Cameroon, and Croatia.
Mexico vs Israel Prediction
The Mexico vs Israel match will be an entertaining game as the ‘tricolor’ will style an open game, focused on offense. ‘Piojo’ Herrera will want to give the fans much joy in the team’s farewell, therefore expect Mexico to attack throughout the entire 90 minutes. Israel’s style of play is not widely known to Mexico, yet they will style a counter-attacking system in their attempt to defend their goal. The Mexico vs Israel match will end in a 3-0 score for the home team.
Mexico vs Israel TV Schedule
The Mexico vs Israel match will be televised on UniMas and ESPN 2 at 6:30 PM Pacific.
Mexico vs Israel Highlights
The Mexico vs Israel video highlights will be uploaded soon after the end of the match.