These two actually met at the most-recent World Cup, Sweden winning 3-0 in Yekaterinburg, but only one has qualified this time round.
Mexico maintained their record of having qualified for ever World Cup, they’ve been eligible for, in the last four decades.
El Tri finished second in the octagonal round of CONCACAF qualifying, losing just two of 14 matches.
However, after his team were beaten in both the Gold Cup and Nations League Finals by USA, Tata Martino isn’t a particularly popular Head Coach.
Given that Mexico haven’t gone out in the World Cup group phase since 1978, he’s under serious pressure to maintain that record.
Sweden meantime have featured at 12 World Cups, but will not be adding to that tally in Qatar.
Janne Andersson defeated Czechia in their play-off semi-final back in March, before falling in Poland five nights later.
Since, the Blågult have endured a disastrous Nations League campaign, relegated to League C with just one win to their name.
So, the pressure is really on Sweden ahead of Euro 2024 qualification which commences in March.
In this friendly at Estadi Montilivi in Catalonia, will Mexico prevail?