Wales vs Mexico LIVE: Stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off time for international friendly as Bale starts on bench

WALES take on Mexico TONIGHT in their next clash during the international break and it promises to be a cracker.

The Welsh will look to get a win under their belt after a 3-1 loss in Belgium as they head into a six-pointer against Czech Republic.

What time does Wales vs Mexico kick off?

  • Wales' home game with Mexico will get underway from 7.45pm UK time TONIGHT – Saturday, March 27.
  • The clash will take place at the Cardiff City Stadium in Wales' capital.
  • There will be no fans in attendance at the game because of coronavirus restrictions.

What channel is it on and can it be live streamed?

  • Wales' friendly clash with Mexico will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League in the UK.
  • You can live stream the game from the Sky Go or NOW TV app, both of which are available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.

Stay up to date with every kick from Cardiff in our live blog, below…

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    FOR WHOM THE BALE TOLLS

    Gareth Bale poses as Wales' biggest superstar with a record 33 international goals already under his name.

    Bale, who has been loaned back to Tottenham by Real Madrid, has amassed a total of 10 goals in 25 matches across all club competitions this season.

    The star forward is close to achieving a major international milestone as he is only 12 games away from his 100th cap.

    No one has ever scored more times than Bale for Wales but the captain starts on the bench tonight as he is being rested ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic

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    WALES FORMATION

    Wales caretaker boss Rob Page appears to have opted for a 3-4-3 formation.

    Wayne Hennessey starts in goal with Ben Cabango, Rhys Norrington Davies and captain Chris Gunter, who picks up his 100th national cap, teaming up in defence.

    Jonny Williams and Tom Lawrence starts as right and left wing-backs respectively whereas Matthew Smith and Dylan Levitt link up in midfield.

    Tyler Roberts, Rabbi Matondo and Kieefer Moore lead the attack as Gareth Bale starts on the bench

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    WALES SUBS

    Davies, King, Rodon, Cooper, C Roberts, N Williams, Ampadu, Sheehan, Johnson, Morrell, Robson-Kanu, Bale

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    WALES XI

    1 Hennessey; 2 Gunter, 5 Cabango, 17 Norrington-Davies; 8 J Williams, 19 Smith, Levitt, 23 Lawrence; 18 Roberts, Matondo, 13 Moore

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    THE TEAM SHEETS ARE IN!!!

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    MEXICO STATS

    Mexico are set for their first international match this year as their most recent game took place in November's friendly when they beat Japan 2-0 in Austria thanks to goals by Raul Jimenez and Hirving Lozano.

    El Tri have been enjoying a whopping 10-match unbeaten run that extends all the way back to September 2019 when they lost 4-0 to Argentina in a friendly.

    Tata Martino's men have amassed a staggering nine wins as well as five clean sheets along the way, with their most notable victory being a 1-0 win over the Netherlands in Amsterdam last October thanks to Jimenez's goal.

    Mexico have scored 26 goals and conceded just seven throughout their ongoing undefeated streak

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    WALES STATS

    Wales made it through to the Euro 2020 finals after finishing second in Group E behind Croatia and eliminating Slovakia, Hungary and Azerbaijan in the process.

    The Dragons won four and lost two out of a total of eight matches and scored a mere 10 goals, which was the lowest tally out of any team that progressed from the group stage.

    Wales, however, topped their Nations League group in League B as they bested Finland, Ireland and Bulgaria thanks to an undefeated run that saw them winning five out of six matches.

    All in all, the hosts have won three and lost one of their last six games across all competitions

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    HEAD-TO-HEAD

    The two nations' first ever encounter took place way back in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden where they drew 1-1 as Ivor Allchurch's opener was cancelled out by Jaime Belmonte's equaliser.

    Since then the two countries have faced off a total of four times with El Tri winning twice and the Dragons still looking for their first victory over the Latin Americans.

    Their most recent game took place in 2018 during a goalless international friendly match at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles.

    Tonight, however, marks the very first time the two nations lock horns in Wales

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    GOOD EVENING FROM CARDIFF

    Welcome to our live coverage of the international friendly match between Wales and Mexico at Cardiff City Stadium.

    The Dragons are getting ready for this summer's delayed Euro 2020 where they will take on Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in the group stage.

    But the hosts will also have to juggle the ongoing World Cup qualifiers as they take on the Czech Republic on Tuesday at home after Wednesday's 3-1 away defeat to Belgium.

    Wales caretaker boss Rob Page may give a chance to his fringe players to shine against El Tri and thus Tottenham loanee Gareth Bale may start on the bench.

    But Page will definitely be without Juventus star Aaron Ramsey and Luton player Tom Lockyer, as they are nursing a thigh and ankle problem respectively, as well as Tottenham ace Ben Davies, who is out with a "significant" injury.

    Stoke midfielder Joe Allen limped off against Belgium after only eight minutes due to a "soft-tissue injury" and will miss both upcoming matches against Mexico and the Czech Republic.

    But Charlton defender Chris Gunter is highly likely to feature as he will be picking his 100th international cap for Wales.

    Mexico manager Tata Martino, on the other hand, is of course without Wolves star striker Raul Jimenez as he is still nursing a devastating head injury he suffered against Arsenal in November when he clashed with David Luiz.

    Other than that, Martino will be looking to use as many players from his 26-man squad against Wales

     

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