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World Cup Mexico Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

2018-06-06 20:Jun:55
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06.06.2018

Mexico was eliminated at the round of 16 in their last six World Cups and now they are highly motivated to reach quarter-finals. They have high expectations from this tournament, they have pretty good chances to go through from the Group F and all players are eager to collect at least six points in the group stage. Here’s everything you need to know about the team:

Mexico have some serious quality and they will fight for the first spot in Group F. El Tri is placed in Group F alongside Germany, Sweden and the Korea Republic and all expect from them to compete for one of the top two places in the group. They finished first in CONCACAF qualifying and for sure they are no team to underestimate. Mexico finished that stage first with five points ahead of second-placed Costa Rica. Germany and Mexico met in the semi-final of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia in June 2017, and Germany have won that game.

FIFA Ranking: 15

Mexico Coach

JUAN CARLOS OSORIO – The Colombian guided Mexico through an impressive qualifying campaign

Mexico Players

It is provisional squad and will be reduced to 23 players for the World Cup.

GOALKEPERS:
Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liege), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul)

DEFENDERS:
Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt), Diego Reyes (Porto), Hector Moreno (Real Sociedad), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Edson Alvarez (America), Jesus Gallardo (Monterrey), Miguel Layun (Sevilla)

MIDFIELDERS:
Rafael Marquez (Atlas), Hector Herrera (Porto), Jonathan Dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Giovani Dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Andres Guardado (Real Betis), Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt)

FORWARDS:
Javier Hernandez (West Ham), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Oribe Peralta (America), Jesus Manuel Corona (Porto), Carlos Vela (Los Angeles FC), Javier Aquino (Tigres), Hirving Lozano (PSV Eindhoven)

Mexico Stats

Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)

Mexico
FORM(WON-DRAW-LOSS) 5-2-3
GOALS SCORED 13
SHOTS ON TARGET 48
SHOTS OFF TARGET 72
GOALS CONCEDED 11
TOTAL GOALS 24
OVER 1.5 GOALS 5
OVER 2.5 GOALS 4
OVER 3.5 GOALS 3
UNDER 1.5 GOALS 5
UNDER 2.5 GOALS 6
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE 3
CLEAN SHEETS 5
CORNERS 47
FOULS 116
YELLOWS 10
REDS 0
OFFSIDES 21

Mexico World Cup History

World Cup appearances: 15
Semifinals: 0
Best finish: Two appearances in Quarter-finals
Last World Cup: 2014

Mexico World Cup 2018 Matches

June 16 – Mexico vs. Germany
June 23 – Mexico vs. South Korea
June 27 – Mexico vs. Sweden

Mexico Prediction and Expectations on World Cup 2018

Mexico have good chances to reach Round of 16 and match with Sweden will be very important for them. It is a game in the Matchday 3 and they need at least three points before that game. For sure they have a high ambitions for the match against Germany and will play aggressive from the first minute in opening game. Mexico has made it out of the group stage in every World Cup it has participated in since 1986, and they will try to do that once again. We expect from them to play aggressive in midfield and believe they will collect lot of yellows in group phase, especially in the first and third round.

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