Former Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean is relishing the chance of a lifetime to play at the legendary Azteca Stadium.
The 26-year-old is in Alex McLeish’s Scotland squad for the friendly against Mexico at the 87,000-capacity ground on June 2.
The stadium will be at capacity for the friendly as Mexico are given a send-off before the World Cup finals.
The Azteca is the first stadium to have hosted two World Cup finals, Brazil’s 4-1 defeat of Italy in 1970 where Pele starred.
The stadium also hosted the 1986 World Cup final where Argentina’s 3-2 victory beat then West Germany.
Diego Maradona’s Hand of God goal had helped the South Americans beat England in the quarter-finals at the same venue.
McLean, who will rejoin parent club Norwich City in the summer, said: “You want to be involved in massive games in big stadiums.
“To get the chance to represent your country in such an iconic stadium against a team which will have fans right behind them is a huge honour.
“There is not much bigger than playing in the Azteca. It will be a great game to be involved in if I get the chance and hopefully I do.
“It will be the biggest crowd by far that we have played in front of.
“Obviously, Parkhead is the biggest we will get in Scotland so playing in those kind of arenas is excellent for everyone that will be involved.
“They are two massive internationals with both sides going to the World Cup shortly after.
“Their fans will be right up for it and I am sure their players will be massively up for it.”
Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna and Graeme Shinnie are also in McLeish’s squad.
Ryan Christie, who was on loan from Celtic at Aberdeen last season, is also included.
The Scots face Peru in front of a sell-out 45,000 at the national stadium in Lima on May 29 before meeting Mexico.
Kilmarnock’s Stephen O’Donnell and Motherwell’s Chris Cadden have been drafted into an inexperienced squad.
McLean is in contention to win his fourth cap.
He said: “There are a lot of young boys in the squad. Scott Brown recently retired so there are places up for grabs.
“The manager seems to be looking to the future with the squad he is putting together.
“If I can keep being involved in that then it is always going to benefit me.”
McLean signed for Norwich in January but was loaned back to the Dons for the rest of the campaign. He will meet up with the Canaries for pre-season on June 25.
He said: “I can’t wait. “The move has been done for a while but I didn’t take my focus off Aberdeen.
“Everything worked out excellently.
“I left with a good relationship with the club and finishing second topped it off.”
Scotland are set to travel with just 21 players after John Souttar and Stuart Armstrong took the total number of withdrawals to six.
It was only a week ago that boss McLeish named his original 24-man group for the end-of-season tour.
But that was quickly followed by a spate of drop-outs as goalkeeper Allan McGregor, defender Barry Douglas and wingers Matt Ritchie and Ryan Fraser decided they could not travel for the games with Peru and Mexico.
Armstrong tweaked a hamstring during his late substitute appearance in Saturday’s Scottish Cup final win over Motherwell.
He underwent a scan and has opted against risking the injury further.
Souttar has been playing with a similar knock for the past few weeks and it is feared the 21-year-old may need surgery.