NEW YORK – MexTour, the Mexican national team’s annual tour of the United States, returns in 2021 with an opening match Sunday, May 30 at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium against Iceland.
The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) and Soccer United Marketing Wednesday announced it will stage a minimum of five matches in the states, with opponents, dates, and locations for the other four events to be announced.
Mexico’s game against Iceland will serve as a critical preparation match for the Concacaf Nations League finals in June. Manager Gerardo “Tata” Martino is expected to bring his top roster as the games will be played just prior to the May/June FIFA dates.
In accordance with current local and federal protocols related to the Covid-19 pandemic, match capacity will be announced when tickets go on sale at a future date via www.MexTour.org. Fans in attendance will be required to adhere to all stadium and local health guidelines, including mandatory facemask use, physical distancing and frictionless transactions.
Since its opening in 2009, AT&T Stadium and North Texas have become a second home for the Mexican national side. The Tricolor have played eight games at the home of the Dallas Cowboys – a facility Mexico inaugurated – and has enjoyed a record of 6-1-1 and an average of nearly 80,000 fans in five MexTour matches at the stadium. The 2021 match is being played as part of a four-year agreement – now in its third year – with the Cowboys, FC Dallas and the Dallas Sports Commission.
Mexico has faced 2018 World Cup participant Iceland four times, winning two matches and drawing two. The two teams last played each other on March 23, 2018 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., with Mexico winning, 3-0.
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