Brazil's Group A opponents announce warm-up friendly against Nigeria
One of Brazil's Group A opponents, Mexico, will be warming up for this year's World Cup with a friendly against Nigeria at some point in March, it has been announced.
With few opportunities to cram in international matches prior to the ending of domestic affaris across the globe, teams are frantically looking for opponents in preparation of this summer's big tournament that are not only available, but worthwhile.
For the Mexicans, the chance to play against African opposition will be welcomed as they will face Cameroon in their pool, as well as Croatia and the hosts.
Brazil's final warm-up matches have yet to be announced but one would expect them to also play against an African side, as well as at least one European team.
Mexico will be attempting to get out of a tricky group but can call on the fact that in 40 previous meetings with the Selecao, they have actually managed ten victories, a statistic that will give them hope ahead of their 17 June showdown in Fortaleza.