More than 60 years on from their maiden meeting at the 1958 World Cup, Wales and Mexico will go head-to-head in a friendly at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday. Of the previous four encounters between these two teams, that meeting in Solna, Sweden, was the only one to take place in a competitive setting. Nonetheless, Mexico are undefeated so far in this fixture (2W, 2D) and will hope to keep that unblemished record as they build toward the CONCACAF Nations League later this year.
What TV Channel is Wales-Mexico on?
Mexico continue their European tour with a visit to the Welsh capital this weekend, broadcast via TUDN from 4 p.m. ET. You can live stream international matches on fuboTV.
How to Watch Wales vs. Mexico
When: Saturday, March 27
Where: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
El Tri travel to Cardiff for the first of two back-to-back friendlies overseas, with Gerardo Martino bringing a 26-man squad to face Wales and then Costa Rica in Wiener Neustadt, Germany. Among that roster is 18-year-old Los Angeles Galaxy forward Efrain Alvarez, who could commit his international future to Mexico and earn his first international cap in Cardiff.
Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez has also joined up with his national team to train in Cardiff, although his involvement stops there as he continues to recover from the skull fracture he suffered in November:
It’s expected the visitors will face a weakened Wales after they lost 3-1 to Belgium in their opening group game of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. Caretaker coach Rob Page confirmed Joe Allen will be unavailable after limping off just eight minutes into Wednesday’s defeat, the Stoke City midfielder set to also miss the key upcoming qualifier against the Czech Republic:
Aaron Ramsey, Ben Davies and Tom Lockyer are among the players already forced to withdraw from Wales’ squad due to injuries. It’s likely Gareth Bale, Harry Wilson, Joe Rodon and others will be saved here for the more important tests ahead. One player certain to make a rare appearance in the starting XI is Charlton Athletic defender Chris Gunter, who will become the first Wales international to reach 100 caps:
Mexico settled for a goalless draw the last time these teams met at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles in 2018, but Martino will expect more from his team as they look to go 11 games unbeaten, winning nine of their last 10. Wales managed to just once in five games prior to being dismantled by world No. 1 Belgium, posing a defensive puzzle that could throw a few problems in Mexico’s path.