Mexican normalized Argentina forward Rogelio Funes Mori makes his debut with the national football team on Saturday Mexico With a goal in the 4-0 victory over Dry Nigeria in the Gold Cup preparation match.
Gerardo “Tata” Martino called on Funes Mori on Thursday to lead Mexico’s attack on the Gold Cup, two weeks after the Monterrey club player completed his naturalization process.
In a game played at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, Ferns Mori scored his first goal for Mexico in the fourth minute when Harving Lozano defined a bad shot perfectly without a mark in the small area.
Two minutes before Fions Mori’s goal, Hector Herrera put Mexico ahead with a volley shot after a corner kick that sent Mexico to the left.
The Martino-led side scored the third goal with a powerful shot from Lozano, which was deflected by goalkeeper Stanley Bobo.
Mexico continued to dominate and scored the third goal in the 51st minute through Herrera, who scored his double with a shot in front of an unprotected goal following a Bobo shot from Lozano.
Jordan Dos Santos scored the fourth goal in the 78th minute with a right-footed shot after controlling a long pass from Eric Gutierrez.
In this way, Mexico closed the preparation for its presentation at the Gold Cup, where it will begin its operations on July 10 as part of Group A with the national teams of Cura சao and El Salvador.
Vs. Mexico. Nigeria: Goals of the competition
1-0: Hector Herrera
2-0: Rogelio Funes Mori
3-0: Hector Herrera
4-0: Jonathan Dos Santos
Vs. Mexico. Nigeria: Update party events
Any time against Mexico. Nigeria?
- Peru: 21:30
- Mexico: 21:30 / TV Azteca and TUDN
- Colombia: 21:30
- Argentina: 23:30
- Chile: 22:30
- Bolivia: 22:30
- Venezuela: 22:30
- United States: 22:30 / Unimus and TUDN
After fulfilling that commitment against the Panamanian team, ‘Tata’ Martino resumed his responsibilities with the senior team preparing to play the Gold Cup.
The great anticipation of the game against Nigeria is centered on the immediate introduction of Aztec forward Argentina Rogelio Funes Mori. Last month, the duo received his default letter, summoned by Martino Al Tri and his name was included in the final call for the Gold Cup.
This will be the third consecutive friendly match for the Nigerian ‘Super Eagles’; The previous two were against Cameroon in Austria, where they lost 1-0 in the first and drew 0-0 in the second.
But for this match against Mexico, the Nigerian team did not invite their regular players; German technical director Gernot Rohr compiled a list of 25 players from the local league.
“This is not a team of ours, but the important thing is to test some players and find new ones,” Rohr said, warning that “we cannot say we will beat Mexico with these local players.”
Mexico will begin its participation in the Gold Cup within Group A; It will make its debut on Saturday 10th July against a limited edition, it will face Curacao on Wednesday the 14th and El Salvador on Sunday the 18th.
Vs. Mexico. Nigeria: Possible queues
Mexico: Alfredo Talavera, Luis Rodriguez, Naster Arazo, Hector Moreno, Jesus Gallardo, Edson Alvarez, Hector Herrera, Efron Alvarez, Harving Lozano, Rogelio Fones Mori, Jesus Corona. DT: Gerardo Martino.
Nigeria: Ikechuk Esenva, Enninnaya Khasi, Olisa Enta, Adegunle Adelake, Emo Upot, Seth Mai, Samuel Noshiri, Anthony Shimaka, Anayo Ivala, Stephen Jude, Ibrahim Olawin. DT: Gernot Rohr.