Mexico head coach Jaime Lozano has a chance to assess the national team’s depth of talent when he leads El Tri in an international friendly against Colombia in Los Angeles that falls outside of FIFA’s international window.
As clubs are not required to release players for international matches outside designated points in the calendar, both nations field teams without any of their regular first team names. Instead, the match is an opportunity for federations to assess talent from the depth of the pool.
Team Mexico features a roster of players exclusively from domestic clubs as the Liga MX season is almost over, although three teams still remain in the game in some capacity and therefore have players unavailable for selection.
El Tri have been struggling to make an impact at senior level since their group stage exit from the 2022 FIFA World Cup and with the Copa America fast approaching next summer ahead of their 2026 World Cup duties, it will be important for Lozano to assess whether all the players, who could help along the way may have slipped through the cracks.
Mexico possible starting lineup:
Rodriguez; Garcia, Olivas, Fernandez, Campos; Lira, Cortizo; Dominguez, Gonzalez, Govea; Huerta
Colombia possible starting lineup:
Ospina; J. Mosquera, Llinas, Reyes, Tanton; Ruiz, Campuzano, Gomez; Martinez, Hernandez, H. Mosquera
What time does Mexico vs Colombia kick off?
This international friendly kicks off at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, December 16 at 4 p.m. local time in Los Angeles, California.
Mexico vs Colombia live stream, TV channel
- TV Channel: FOX Deportes, TUDN, UniMas
- Streaming: Fubo, TUDN app/website, Fox Sports GO
The international friendly between Mexico and Colombia on Saturday, December 16 is available to watch on FOX Deportes, TUDN, and UniMas, all of which are available to stream on Fubo.