The Mexican National Team is in Europe for the first time since 2010, as they face the team that knocked them out of the World Cup this summer, the Netherlands, in Amsterdam for a friendly today.
Since the game is in Europe, the start time is considerably earlier than most El Tri games, 11:30 am PT, and will be broadcast in the United States on ESPN2 (English) and Univision Deportes (Spanish).
As is Mexico coach Miguel Herrera's custom, the starting lineup for the game was announced the day before. Of particular note is that striker Carlos Vela returns to the El Tri set-up for the first time in more than three and a half years:
Confirmed Mexico XI vs. the Netherlands: Ochoa, Reyes, Alanis, Herrera, Aguilar, Aldrete, Vazquez, Guardado, Herrera, Vela, Chicharito.— Tom Marshall (@mexicoworldcup) November 11, 2014
Meanwhile, Chivas USA forward Erick Torres is not with the senior team for this game, despite being called up for the last two international windows, as he is instead with the U-21 squad that will be playing in the Central American and Caribbean Games, which begins Nov. 18.
So can Mexico avenge "No era penal" against the Dutch? Or will they fall to one of the best sides in the world twice in the same year? Tune in to find out!
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