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Mexico vs. Chile, 2016 Friendly: Match Preview

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With the Copa America Centenario right around the corner, the Mexico National team will take on Chile in front of more than 64,000 fans at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California on Wednesday.

This past Saturday, Mexico played their first warm-up match against Paraguay in front of a massive crowd in Atlanta, Georgia, winning the game on the back of a 32nd minute goal by Andres Guardado. While Juan Carlos Osorio's men have yet to taste defeat since he took over as manager, like most international friendlies, the game against Paraguay was cagey, sloppy, and lacked the cutting edge of competitive match.

As such, the game against Chile will be a good test of where El Tri stand heading into the Copa America.Chile is bringing their best roster to the competition, and led by Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal, La Roja is sure to be much stiffer opposition for El Tri than Paraguay.

Unlike Mexico, who are enjoying a lengthy unbeaten run, Chile is coming off of a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Jamaica in their previous warm-up game. They will be eager to prove that their defeat against Jamaica was a fluke and that they are ready to defend their title.


Chile 3-3 Mexico - June 15, 2015 - Copa America 2015

Vicente Matias Vuoso scored twice as a second-string Mexico side shocked Chile to a memorable 3-3 draw at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile.


Mexico (4-3-3): Corona; Dueñas, Márquez, Moreno, Layun; Herrera, Reyes, Guardado; "Tecatito" Corona, Peralta, Aquino

Chile (4-3-3): Herrera; Isla, Medel, Jara, Beausejour; Silva, Aranguiz, Orellana; Vargas, Sanchez, Pinilla