Call it the start of the Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti farewell tour if you must, the first of two friendlies between Mexico and Argentina will be played this Friday at the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes in Cordoba, Argentina.
While all signs point to Gerardo “Tata” Martino being named Mexico’s new manager in a few weeks. Mexico still have two more games to play under interim coach Ricardo Ferretti.
Currently, El Tri arrive on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Chile and come into this game missing several key players, including the injured Hirving “Chucky” Lozano.
The Argentina men’s national team welcomes Mexico to Cordoba on Friday in an international friendly. It’s a meeting between two teams that made it to the knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia but fell short of expectations. It’s a youthful Argentina side against a mixture of veterans and young prospects for El Tri under the lights at the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes.
Like Mexico, Argentina are also suffering from a number of key absences, most noticeably Lionel Messi, who has decided to take some time off from the national team following La Albiceleste’s underwhelming performance at the 2018 World Cup.
If one Mexico vs Argentina game is not enough for you, both teams will clash again in four days, though it is expected Ferretti uses his “first string” side only in the first game.
Time: 4:00pm Pacific, 6:00pm Central, 7:00pm Eastern
Venue: Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Ciudad de Córdoba, Argentina
TV: Unimas (US-Spanish), Univision Deportes Network (US-Spanish), TDN (Mexico), Canal 5 Televisa (Mexico), Azteca 7(Mexico), UnivisionTDN (Mexico), TyC Sports (Argentina)