The World Cup is less than six months away and many teams will start their preparation during this international window. Mexico and Uruguay will meet today in Arizona for a friendly, looking to adjust details for what’s coming next.
Tata Martino’s side is coming to this match with an eight-match run without defeats, after clinching their ticket to the World Cup. However, El Tri still has elements to improve and Martino will have to try out new players to find replacements for Lozano or Funes Mori, who won’t be available. They defeated Nigeria 2-1 in their last match.
Meanwhile, Uruguay will also seize the opportunity to face a difficult rival and keep growing before Qatar. Diego Alonso’s team won’t have Luis Suarez with them, but La Celeste has plenty of talent to make up for it.
Mexico and Uruguay have faced each other on 21 occasions, with six victories for La Celeste, eight triumphs for El Tri, and seven ties. The last time they met was in a friendly in 2018, in which Uruguay won 4-1.