Mexico to play football friendly with South Korea on Nov 14

PASADENA, CA – OCTOBER 10: Jermaine Jones #13 of the United States protects the ball against Hector Herrera #16 of Mexico during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Qualifier at Rose Bowl on October 10, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

Mexico City, Oct 13 (IANS) Mexico will play a football friendly with South Korea next month to warm up for the 2021 Gold Cup and the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers.

The fixture will be played in Austria on November 14 at a yet-to-be confirmed venue, the Mexican Football Federation said in a statement, reports Xinhua news agency.

Mexico have won seven and drawn two of their 13 previous meetings with South Korea.

Gerardo Martino’s men are among five teams that have already qualified for the last phase of 2022 World Cup qualifiers in the North American, Central American and Caribbean (CONCACAF) region. The others are the United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras.

The 2021 Gold Cup – the CONCACAF region’s premier international competition – will be played from July 10 to August 1.

Mexico beat the Netherlands 1-0 in a friendly in Amsterdam last week and face Algeria in the Hague on Tuesday.

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