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When: March 5, 2014, 8:30 p.m. ET
Where: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga.
This will be the only FIFA date during the preparation process, so Miguel Herrera has already capped eight European-based players: Hector Moreno, Guillermo Ochoa, Javier Hernandez, Giovani dos Santos, Javier Aquino, Hector Herrera, Diego Reyes and Andres Guardado.
Nigeria will be the closest rival to Cameroon. This is a key match because Mexico's opening game in Brazil will be against the Indomitable Lions.
The greatest asset of the Eagles is their physicality, which will test El Tri's fitness and strength.
The key is to keep the ball as much as possible. The Africans have very fast players who can put the defense in distress with runs through the flanks, including Emmanuel Emenike and Victor Moses, and others who can create plays and finish them inside the box, such as Ejike Uzoenyi.
The defense is Nigeria's weakest link. Mexico need to work tight in the midfield, with accurate passes.