Mexico to face Ecuador and Colombia

August 18, 2010

The Mexico national team will play two friendly matches next month against Ecuador and Colombia as part of the country's celebration of 200 years of independence from Spain.

The Mexican Football Federation said the national team will face Ecuador on Sept. 4 in Guadalajara, and then play Colombia on Sept. 7 in Monterrey. Mexico celebrates its independence day on Sept. 16.

The federation said it also plans to play a friendly in October in Ciudad Juarez, although no team has been announced.

Interim coach Efrain Flores will take charge of the Mexico team for the two matches.