Mexico will play Portugal in a pre-World Cup 2014 friendly on Friday night as both team look to complete their preparations ahead of next week's start to the tournament in Brazil. The game will start at 8.30 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the ESPN network, or online through free live stream (details below).
Mexico manager Miguel Herrera seems to trying a different tactic in tonight's game, as he isn't revealing his lineup before kickoff today even though he has done previously.
When asked on Thursday about his line-up, Herrera simply said, "Go ask the Bosnia coach."
His response was a reaction to Bosnia's break of their deal to reveal teams ahead of their friendly earlier in the week. Both Mexico and Bosnia revealed their teams prior to the game, but when the Bosnia players took the field it was a completely different team than they had promised.
That ruined the preparations Mexico had made for the game, and left Herrera less than pleased.
For today's game, Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested as well as Raul Meireles and Pepe. However, apart from those three star players most of the rest of the team should be made up of players who are either starting or on the fringe of starting for Portugal's first game in the World Cup.
Mexico did not impress against Bosnia at all and they are far from where they want to be going into the tournament. They will want to see significant improvement today and look more like a side likely to go far in the World Cup. Up until now they look like they could disappoint in the group stages and be sent home early.
Mexico will play Portugal in a pre-World Cup 2014 friendly on Friday night from 8.30 p.m. ET, with the game live to watch on TV on the ESPN network or online through free live stream by clicking here.