The Mexico vs Chile friendly will take place this Saturday, September 6, 2014 (7:00 PM Pacific) at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Fans around the world are now able to take a breather from club competitions in the first set of FIFA Match Day since the end of the the World Cup. For the last couple of days there have been a few international friendlies, with some of them having big name teams going against each other. On September 4, France played versus Spain and defeated them 1-0. Additionally, Italy played the Netherlands and managed to beat them with a score of 2-0.
Another international friendly that will be certainly watched by many soccer fans is the upcoming friendly between Mexico and Chile. Both teams had great 2014 World Cup runs with each losing against two strong teams (Mexico lost to the Netherlands and Chile lost to Brazil). The following matchup will allow the teams to showcase if they maintained their form following the World Cup.
Mexico Team News
So far there have been a couple of players from the Mexico National Team that have been transferred to different teams in European football. Players such as Rafael Marquez, Raul Jimenez, Andres Guardado, Javier Aquino and Javier Hernandez are a couple of players that have changed clubs in the recent summer transfer window. Rafael Marquez made the leap from Mexican team Club Leon to Hellas Verona in Italy. Raul Jimenez went from Mexican giant Club America to the Spanish Champions, Atletico Madrid. Andres Guardado was loaned from Valencia to PSV while Javier Aquino left Villarreal to Rayo Vallecano. Lastly, the biggest news lately is the leap that Javier Hernandez made from Manchester United to Real Madrid.
In other news, after a great job with coaching the national team in the World Cup, Miguel Herrera extended his contract until 2018. This will allow him to become fully acquainted with the squad and begin to start mixing with the lineups. If the recent months with the national team are any indicator, the team has a promising future with Miguel Herrera.
Chile Team News
As stated before, Chile had a pretty successful run in the 2014 Brazil World Cup. After losing against Brazil in penalties, Chile fans must be feeling optimistic about their team’s future. Chile’s match against Mexico would be a great opportunity for the squad to show that they are still a formidable team. After all, Chile is hosting the 2015 Copa America where many strong teams will be participating.
One of the major news of the summer transfer season was the transfer of Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal. Arsenal agreed to pay £35m for the once Barcelona striker who had been playing well with the Spanish team. Alexis has certainly made his presence in the Arsenal squad and is one of the major driving forces and components of the squad. His work rate and skill also applies to the Chile national team and we may see him making good runs in his game against Mexico.
Mexico vs Chile Prediction
The upcoming match between Mexico and Chile will certainly be entertaining and both teams will attempt to perform at their highest level. Although the Starting XI that the teams had for the Brazil World Cup will not be complete, there will be many starters present. Players such as Giovani Dos Santos, Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez are almost guaranteed to make an appearance throughout the match. This tightly contested match will most likely end up with a 1-1 draw.
Mexico vs Chile TV Schedule
The Mexico vs Chile match will be televised this Saturday, September 6, at 7:00PM (PST) on Univision Deportes.