Mexico vs. Nigeria: Preview and TV schedule

Ian Walton

Both Mexico and Nigeria are missing key players for their World Cup qualifying and Confederations Cup warm-up match.

Mexico and Nigeria will warm up for the Confederations Cup with a possible future opponent. The two teams have been draw in opposite groups and will face each other in the semifinal at the earliest. Nigeria will do a fair bit of traveling this summer, as they have two World Cup qualifying matches in Africa after this game prior to the Confederations Cup.

The only player missing from the Nigeria squad is Victor Moses, who is nursing an injury. He's still in the team as he's expected to be available for later competitive matches, but he won't suit up on Friday night. Mexico are without Giovani Dos Santos, who is finally traveling to meet up with the team after a dispute with Mallorca, and Hector Moreno, who is also nursing an injury and likely to be back for competitive matches.

Nigeria has kept most of their Africa Cup of Nations winning team together, but has left out veterans Ikechukwu Uche and Joseph Yobo, as well as Obafemi Martins, who most recently played for the Super Eagles in a March qualifier.

Match date/time: Friday, 9 p.m. ET

Venue: Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX

TV: Univision Deportes

Online: ESPN3

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