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In what will be Mexico's swansong before heading off to Brazil, both the Republic of Ireland and Wales are two possible options to face the Mexican National Team in the Estadio Azteca.
Mexico Could Face R of Ireland or Wales in World Cup Farewell
02/21/2014
 
The Republic of Ireland and Wales appear to be the top two contenders to face Mexico on May 28th in their final goodbye at the Estadio Azteca before heading off to Brazil for the start of the 2014 World Cup. 

Interviewed at the International Airport of Mexico City this morning, Director of Mexican National Teams, Hector Gonzalez Iñarritu stated that there are four possible rivals, among them Ireland and Wales, for one last friendly match before heading off to the start of the World Cup in Brazil. 

Iñarritu also confirmed that Mexico's planned friendly against Turkey has been cancelled due to the Turk's demand to play two friendly matches, while the friendly against Portugal remains on track. 

Due to the fact that most National Teams will be concentrated for the start of the World Cup by May 25th, Mexico's options for a quality team to face in their final goodbye at home are limited. 

Mexico has faced the Republic of Ireland five times in their history, winning one game and tying the other four. The last time both sides faced each other was in the, now defunct, US Cup in 2000 in a 2-2 draw. Former Manchester City player Richard Dunne and Dominic Foley were in charge of equalizing the match after Mexico had taken the lead with two first half goals scored by Daniel Osorno and Horacio Sanchez.

Meanwhile, Mexico are also unbeaten when facing Wales, having won two games and tied the other in their only three matches. An Aldo De Nigris brace secured a comfortable win for the Mexican side in a 2-0 win friendly. 

The possibility of facing the likes of Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramey, Robbie Keane or Shane Long, would be an absolute treat for the Mexican fans in the Estadio Azteca, who will be watching what will practically be Mexico's starting eleven for the start of the World Cup. 





 
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