LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Mexico vs. Wales 2012 game was to be the most anticipated International Friendly match Saturday. But officials confirm to news that today’s Mexico vs. Wales 2012 has been moved, not just to Sunday, but to a new venue as well. The surprising revelation comes as futbol fans get an unprecedented number of key showdowns this weekend.
Mexico vs. Wales was set to kick off from Millennium Stadium Saturday. But officials revealed to news that the game was postponed to Sunday. In a news statement, officials confirm that Millennium Stadium will no longer host the match, rather MetLife Stadium, on Sunday en vivo at 3:05 EST.
For Mexico, the match is the first International Friendly of the year, and comes after a lackluster end to last year’s games. Mexico delighted news with a Gold Cup win against United States last summer. In one of the best matches of the year, Mexico defeated USA in a 2-4 final score.
But when Mexico returned with a different team lineup a few weeks later for the Copa America 2011, the outcome wasn’t the same. Mexico surprised news with a stunning inability to advance to the second round of action. Mexico ended its first round group action losing all three of its matches. Mexico fell to Chile, then Peru and finally Uruguay. In fact, Mexico wasn’t able to score more than a single goal in its three Copa America matches.
As a result, Sunday’s International Friendly game will show if Mexico has rebounded from its lackluster end in July. After that Copa, Mexico didn’t impress news with its three International Friendly matches that fall. Mexico beat Chile, but fell to Brazil, and earned a draw against Poland.
For Wales fans, Sunday’s match is a key indicator for its fall’s World Cup qualifiers. Wales heads into the UEFA (Group Stage 2012) action this September against Belgium and then Serbia. But before that, Wales has a mere two International Friendly matches.
After Sunday’s Mexico match, Wales will only be able to prep on August 15 with a match against Bosnia-Herzegovina. Wales last played in February when it surprised news with 0-1 loss to Costa Rica before nearly twenty-three thousand fans. For live updates Sunday, click HERE.