Mexico will begin their World Cup campaign with a match against Poland on November 22, before taking on Argentina and Saudi Arabia on November 27 and December 1 respectively in their remaining Group Group A fixtures.
Mexico will round off their preparations for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar with a friendly match against Sweden on Wednesday night. El Tri are heading into the match on the back of a dominant 4-0 win over Iraq in a friendly on Thursday, while Sweden were last in action on September 28, having played out a 1-1 draw against Slovenia in a National League game. Mexico will begin their World Cup campaign with a match against Poland on November 22, before taking on Argentina and Saudi Arabia on November 27 and December 1 respectively in their remaining Group Group A fixtures.
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Mexico is preparing for an eighth consecutive trip to the finals of the World Cup. In the 2018 edition of the tournament, El Tri reached the round of 16 stage where they were eliminated by Brazil. This time around, El Tri are once again one of the favourites to go through to the knockout stages from Group C along with Argentina. Since officially booking their place at the World Cup, Gerardo Martino’s side have been inconsistent, having won just two of their previous five fixtures. Last time out, the North American outfit put four goals past Iraq courtesy of goals from Alexis Vega, Rogelio Funes Mori, Jesus Gallardo and Uriel Antuna.
Sweden, on the other hand, failed to qualify for the global event, having lost the playoff match to Poland. The Scandinavian outfit had reached the quarterfinals four years ago where they got eliminated by the hands of England. Janne Andersson’s side have conceded the opening goal in four of their last five matches. The last time these two sides faced off was at the previous World Cup, when the Swedes overtook Mexico for first place in Group F thanks to a 3-0 win.
Mexico probable starting lineup: Ochoa, Araujo, Montes, Moreno, Gallardo, Alvarez, Romo, Chavez, Lozano, Martin, Vega
Sweden probable starting lineup: Olsen, Andersson, Hien, Lindelof, Kurtulus, Claesson, Karlstrom, Forsberg
|Last 3 match results|
|Mexico 0-3 Sweden|
|Mexico 0-1 Sweden|
|Sweden 0-0 Mexico|
The international friendly match between Mexico and Sweden will take place at Montilivi on Thursday at 1:00 am IST.
|Mexico vs Sweden||Key details|
|Date||November 16 (Spain)|
|Kickoff time in Mexico||1:30 pm (Wednesday)|
|Kickoff time in Sweden||8:30 pm (Wednesday)|
For the Football fans in Mexico, live telecast of the match will be available on Canal 5 Televisa, TUDN en Vivo, Azteca 7, TUDN, Blim TV, Azteca Deportes En Vivo. Meanwhile, those in Sweden can catch the live action via TV12 Sweden, C More Sweden, Discovery +.