Mexico vs. Nigeria – Football Match Report – July 3, 2021

Mexico vs. Nigeria – Football Match Report – July 3, 2021

Rogelio Funes Mori scored in his debut for Mexico. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP through Getty Pictures

Mexico eased previous Nigeria 4-Zero in Los Angeles on Saturday night time in El Tri’s remaining preparation match forward of subsequent week’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Targets from Rogelio Funes Mori, Jonathan dos Santos, and a Hector Herrera brace, made for a snug victory for Mexico in entrance of 53,258 followers on the Coliseum.

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An unmarked Herrera opened the scoring for Mexico inside two minutes of the opening whistle, handing over Jesus Corona’s nook on the far publish.

Lower than 90 seconds later, Mexico have been 2-Zero up after Funes Mori made essentially the most of Hirving Lozano’s scuffed shot and fired previous Nigeria keeper Stanley Nwabali.

Funes Mori just lately obtained Mexican citizenship, making him eligible to file a one-time change from Argentina to characterize El Tri. Born in Mendoza and partially raised within the U.S., the Monterrey star made one look for El Albiceleste in 2012.

Herrera added his second within the 52nd minute earlier than Dos Santos rounded off the night time with a managed end 12 minutes from time.

Mexico will face off towards Curacao, El Salvador and a qualifier are in Group A when the Gold Cup group stage kicks off on July 10. Group B sees the U.S., Martinique, Canada and a qualifier; Costa Rica, Jamaica, Suriname and a qualifier are in Group C; and Grenada, Honduras, Panama and invited visitor Qatar are in Group D.

The highest two nations in every group advance. The ultimate is Aug. 1 in Las Vegas.

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