Monday, May 24, 2010

England vs Mexico Friendly 2010: Time and Live Score

England takes on Mexico on 24 May at London’s Wembley Stadium in a warm-up match ahead of world cup 2010. Both teams would like to use this match as an opportunity to see the current condition of their squads. World cup football begins on 11 June in South Africa.

Live Score

Football fans can get live score of the match from various websites. To get live updates of the match, visit the following address:

On the other hand, since it is a match of England national fotball team, BBC is most likely going to provide live text updates.


The match starts at 19:00 GMT. In Mexico, the match begins at 14:00. As per India time, the match kicks off at 00:30am (25 May). Football fans in the New York, USA can watch the match from 15:00.

On Sunday, England players returned from Austria, where they were preparing for world cup in high altitude, for the Mexico match which would be their last home game before world cup. It has already been confirmed by FA that it is going to be a sold-out affair.

England coach Fabio Capello already made it clear that five players who did not travel with the team to Austria for their club duties in FA Cup final would not be considered for the Mexico match. That means four Chelsea players: John Terry, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Joe Cole- as well as Portsmouth goalkeeper David James would not play any part of the Mexico friendly.

The England coach told the Press Association, "The Chelsea players and David James will not play against Mexico. I needed them to train and stay with us. I also needed to check their physical situation so these five players won't play.''

Capello also confirmed that he would experiment with the squad against Mexico. In fact, a hint of this experiment came through England’s practice sessions in Austria where the coach tried with players playing in different positions during practice. Alongside the five players, Gareth Barry would also miss England’s Sunday fixture as he is yet to get over the ankle injury fully.

Fabio Capello could feature uncapped Michael Dawson and Adam Johnson in any part of the match against Mexico in what would give them a chance to claim their places in the South Africa bound England team.

Considering Barry’s uncertainty over his availability in the world cup finals, Capello might deploy Ledley King or James Milner in the defensive midfielder’s role. Jamie Carragher is almost certain to make his return to international football after 3 years with this game.

Moreover, Steven Gerrard could be given a more creative role in the midfield in the absence of Lampard, while Wayne Rooney could play as a lone striker.

Mexico would also like to use this game to sort out the things of the world cup bound squad. Arsenal striker Carlos Vela said that the experience of facing England at the Wembley would help Mexico in their world cup opener against host South Africa on 11 June.

England and Mexico would pick up their final eleven for Monday’s match from the following players:


Green, Hart, Ferdinand, Carragher, King, Glen Johnson, Upson, Dawson, Warnock, Baines, Gerrard, Wright-Phillips, Milner, Lennon, Walcott, Carrick, Adam Johnson, Parker, Huddlestone, Rooney, Bent, Heskey, Crouch, Defoe


Michael, Pérez, Ochoa, Aguilar, Magallón, Juárez, Moreno, Márquez, Osorio, Salcido, Rodríguez, Torres Nilo, Barrera, Dos Santos, Torrado, Guardado, Castro, Medina, Hernández, Blanco, Franco, Giovani dos Santos, Vela, Bautista