The Mexico national team will play an international friendly match against the Cameroon national team this Saturday, June 10, at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego. The game is part of Mexico’s MEXTOUR ahead of a Nations League semifinal against the United States men’s national team in Las Vegas this Thursday, June 15.
An immense atmosphere is expected at Snapdragon Stadium, but the quality of the game on the pitch also has the potential to be very exciting. Players like Carlos Acevedo, Jorge Sanchez, Henry Martin, and Diego Lainez are expected to get some minutes in this match.
Cameroon has brought a strong squad with several players from Europe’s top five leagues, like Karl Toko Ekambi, Bryan Mbeumbo, and Jean Onana. Both managers of the respective teams involved in the friendly at Snapdragon Stadium shared their thoughts on their respective opponents.
“I have a lot of respect for Cameroon. They’re coming off playing the World Cup and beating Brazil. They have players that play in Europe. They have a lot of speed and play the game like it’s played in the modern age. For us, it will be a very important test to play these types of national teams that will surely be at the World Cup. They have great quality, and for us, it’s an honor to face them and an opportunity for growth”, Diego Cocca said.
Mexico national team manager Diego Cocca on Cameroon. “For us it will be a very important test to play these types of national teams that will surely be at the World Cup. They have great quality and for us it’s an honor to face them and an opportunity for growth”@EVT_News pic.twitter.com/HISBdMBmXN
— Francisco Velasco (@FranciscoEfV) June 10, 2023
“Mexico is a very good team. It is the third time that Cameroon and Mexico will have a game. The first time I was a young player in 1993, second time in Brazil during the World Cup in 2014, I was the team manager of the national team, and tomorrow for the third time, I will be there as the head coach. It is a good team with talented players. They are combating the 15th place in the FIFA ranking”, said Rigobert Song.
Mexico’s Diego Cocca and Cameroon’s Rigobert Song both displayed an utmost respect for their respective rivals on Saturday, as it is set to be a very hard-fought match at Snapdragon Stadium. It will be interesting to see what players both managers field for the match, especially Mexico, who will have Thursday’s Nations League semifinal in mind.
There will be plenty of activities for the fans in the Snapdragon Stadium parking lot starting at 2:00 p.m. PST in what is expected to be an incredible but family-friendly atmosphere. A large turnout with people traveling from neighboring states and even Mexico is expected at the Mission Valley fortress on Saturday night.
Francisco, 26, Chula Vista/Tijuana. I have been a Padres fan all my life, did most of the series previews and recaps in the Padres’ 2016 season for EVT. Now I focus more on the local soccer scene. Tijuana Xolos, San Diego Loyal, San Diego Wave.