The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), the City of San Antonio, San Antonio Sports and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) today announced that two-time FIFA World Cup champions Argentina will be Mexico’s rival for the previously-announced MexTour match at San Antonio’s Alamodome on Tuesday, September 10 – presented by Nissan. The match will be the fifth and final match of the 2019 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, which has averaged nearly 52,000 fans per game and has seen the Mexican team post a 4-0 record, all against South American opponents.
The match will also mark the first time Mexico Head Coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino faces his former team Argentina, which he managed from 2014 to 2016.
Argentina, currently the 11th ranked team in the world according to FIFA, has played Mexico on 30 occasions, with Mexico winning four times, Argentina 14, with 12 draws. The two teams last met in back-to-back games played on November 16 and 20, 2018, in Argentina, with the home side winning both matches 2-0.
Over the years, San Antonio has evolved into a regular stop for the Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, where it has enjoyed large enthusiastic crowds. The team last played at the Alamodome on January 31, 2018, with Mexico defeating Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-0 behind a 65th minute goal by Hugo Ayala. Mexico is undefeated in three all-time tour marches at the Alamo City (2004, 2014, 2018).
For more information, fans are invited to visit www.MexTour.org, the ultimate fan destination page with the latest information related to the team’s visit to U.S. cities throughout the year, including full tour schedule, on-sale dates, game day guide and activities, public events and more. Also, fans can visit the official Mexican National Team U.S. e-store, http://store.miseleccion.us/, featuring the latest team gear, including jerseys, hats, team merchandise and more.
In its 17th edition, the annual Mexican National Team U.S. Tour matches have become one of the most popular events in the sport, with an average of approximately 63,000 fans per game during the 2018 edition. With nearly 85 games played since 2002, the Mexican National Team has been able to use the matches not only to prepare for important competitions like the FIFA World Cup and Concacaf Gold Cup but also to reach their fervent fan base across North America.
The Mexican National Team U.S. Tour, sponsored by Adidas, Advance Auto Parts, Allstate Insurance Company, AT&T, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Coca-Cola, Daisy Sour Cream, Delta/Aeromexico, Estrella Jalisco, Honey Nut Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Nissan, POWERADE, The Home Depot, and Wells Fargo. The tour will visit various cities across the United States in 2019 and be broadcast nationally on the Univision family of networks and Fútbol de Primera Radio Network.