The stellar list of Mexican players features seven FIFA World Cup veterans, including LA Galaxy’s 2016 top scorer Giovani dos Santos, national team captain and Atlas defender Rafa Marquez, and Cruz Azul Goalkeeper and Olympic Gold Medalist Jesús Corona –joined by fellow Cup veterans Alfredo Talavera, Jorge Torres Nilo, Hugo Ayala and Alan Pulido.
The match will serve as important tune-ups for both teams as they prepare for World Cup qualifying action in their respective confederations.
Iceland, currently ranked 21st in the world by FIFA, faces 18th-ranked Mexico on the heels of its impressive quarterfinal finish in the 2016 UEFA European Championship. Head coach Heimir Hallgrímsson will look to shore-up his squad before facing Kosovo as part of UEFA World Cup qualifying in March.
Mexico will have a busy summer as it defends its CONCACAF Gold Cup Title at seeks international glory in the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.
The media accreditation application for those planning to cover the Las Vegas match is available online here: https://secure.sportssystems.com/events2/?eventKey=819ebccb-1ed5-49fa-93c2-65524efc1811
The deadline to submit a credential application for the match is this Wednesday, February 1 at 6 p.m. ET. No applications will be accepted after this date.
Tickets for the match are on sale via www.UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS, or at any La Bonita Supermarket.
The Tour, sponsored by adidas, Allstate Insurance Company, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, el Jimador, Makita, Nissan, POWERADE, The Home Depot, and Wells Fargo, will visit five cities across the United States in 2017, and will be broadcast nationally on the Univision family of networks and Fútbol de Primera Radio Network.
MEXICO NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER:
Goalkeepers: Hugo González (Monterrey), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Jesús Corona (Cruz Azul)
Defenders: Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Rafael Márquez (Atlas), Nestor Araujo (Club Santos), Jesús Gallardo (Pumas), Oswaldo Alanís (Chivas Guadalajara), Luis Reyes (Atlas), Jürgen Damm (Tigres), Raúl López (Pachuca)
Midfielders: Jesús Molina (Monterrey), Jesús Dueñas (Tigres), Edson Álvarez (Club América), Orbelín Pineda (Chivas Guadalajara), Érick Gutiérrez (Pachuca)
Forwards: Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy/EE.UU.), Luis Montes (Club León), Angel Zaldivar (Chivas Guadalajara), Alan Pulido (Chivas Guadalajara), Hirving Lozano (Club Pachuca), Elías Hernandez (Club León)
Head Coach: Juan Carlos Osorio
ICELAND NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER:
Goalkeepers: Ingvar Jonsson (Sandefjord, NOR), Frederik Schram (Roskilde, DEN)
Defenders: Hallgrímur Jónasson (Lyngby, DEN), Kristinn Jónsson (Sarpsborg 08, NOR), Böðvar Böðvarsson (FH), Orri Sigurður Ómarsson (Valur), Viðar Ari Jónsson (Fjölnir), Daníel Leó Grétarsson (Aalesund FK, NOR), Adam Örn Arnarson (Aalesund FK, NOR)
Midfielders: Davíð Þór Viðarsson (FH), Aron Sigurðarson (Tromsö, NOR), Kristinn Steindórsson (GIF Sundsvall, SWE), Oliver Sigurjónsson (Breiðablik), Kristinn Freyr Sigurðsson (GIF Sundsvall, SWE), Tryggvi Haraldsson (ÍA)
Forwards: Aron Elís Þrándarson (Aalesund FK, NOR), Kristján Flóki Finnbogason (FH), Arni Vilhjálmsson (Jönkopings Södra IF, SWE)
Head Coach: Heimir Hallgrímsson