Dallas braced for Messi match

2015-05-22 08:41
Lionel Messi (Supplied)
Lionel Messi (Supplied)

New York - Barcelona star Lionel Messi is expected to join Argentina for a friendly against Mexico in suburban Dallas on September 8, organizers Soccer United Marketing said Thursday.

The match, set for a FIFA fixture date, will be the fifth for the Mexican squad in its US tour this year, "El Tricolor" having already dispatched Ecuador and Paraguay by 1-0 counts in March.

Mexico will face Costa Rica on June 27 at Orlando and Honduras on July 1 at Houston ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament for North American supremacy in July.

The September match at Texas Stadium, the 100,000-seat home of American football's Dallas Cowboys, is likely to be the sixth Mexico sellout at the venue since its 2009 debut.

Argentina and Mexico have not met since the 2010 World Cup, when "La Albiceleste" beat Mexico 3-1 in the round of 16 at South Africa.

Argentina owns an edge in the all-time rivalry of 12-4 with 11 drawn and could boast not only Messi but Manchester City maestro Sergio Aguero, Manchester United star Angel Di Maria and Messi's Barca teammate Javier Mascherano.

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