Ireland play the first of two summer friendlies this weekend when they travel to the United States to take on Mexico. The game will be a perfect warm-up for the World Cup qualifier against Austria on the 11th of June. Here's a quick rundown of where to watch Ireland vs Mexico and what time it's on at.
Where To Watch Ireland vs Mexico?
The game will be broadcast live on Eir Sport 2 on Friday morning. The channel will also be showing the game against Uruguay on Sunday.
What time is kick off for Ireland vs Mexico?
The match in Metlife Stadium kicks off at 1am Irish time. Which will be good news for any insomniacs or people who work nights.
Where Can I See Highlights?
The game is being repeated in full by Eir Sport twice on Friday. You can watch it with your breakfast at 8am or wait until the evening and watch it at 8.30pm. Alternatively, highlights will likely be available on RTE.
Who Are The Favourites?
Mexico go into the game as favourites with the bookies. They're 8/13 with the Boys in Green out at 18/5.
Martin O'Neill is likely to experiment with his formation. His team selection will be equally as interesting. With an injury list already longer than he'd like, O'Neill probably won't risk any starters for Austria.
Ireland's last few trips to the States have been fruitless. They were thumped 5-1 by Portugal there in 2014. Two years previous, they had fallen 2-0 to the world champions Spain in Yankee Stadium. We did draw with both Ecuador and Bolivia there in 2007 though.
Mexico will have former Man United player Javier Hernandez in their ranks - he broke Mexico's all time scoring record against Croatia last weekend.