Mexico have announced they will have three friendlies in Marbella, Spain in preparation for the Olympic games. Mexico will start facing Romania on June 5th and then play against Saudi Arabia on June 8th. Mexico will then close out the tour with a match against Australia. All of the teams Mexico will face are also qualified to the Olympic games. Mexico is in Group A, where they will play against France on July 22nd, host Japan on July 25th, and close out against South Africa on July 28th.
Mexico qualified to the Olympic games after winning the 2021 CONCACAF U23 Tournament. Unlike every other confederation, CONCACAF was the only one who didn’t have their qualification tournament before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of the tournament and the Olympic games. Mexico will be playing this tour a month before, which means they probably will have a training camp and possible even more friendly games. While the rivals are all teams that have qualified to the Olympic games and are thus strong opposition, none of them play a similar style to any of the rivals of Group A. There is no word yet on which squad coach Jaime Lozano will take, or if they will have the three overage players by the time they play this June tour but so far it’s a sign that Mexico will be well prepared for the very important tournament that is the Olympic Tournament.