All Whites to meet Mexico
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New Zealand will play an international friendly against CONCACAF champions Mexico in Denver on 1 June.

They last clashed a year ago in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup™, when Mexico won 2-0 in front of 90,000 fans in Los Angeles.

All Whites coach Ricki Herbert is expecting another "intimidating" crowd at Denver's 76,000-seater stadium. "There'll be very little neutral about the venue," Herbert said.

"Mexico were playing in front of a home crowd in Los Angeles and it'll be exactly the same in Denver, but that's great.

"We could be back in this part of the world in 2013 trying to take that last step to Brazil so we want another taste of that type of intimidating environment."

The match in Denver comes four days after Mexico face Ecuador in Seattle and will be their last warm-up before they try to defend their CONCACAF title in June's Gold Cup, which begins on 5 June.