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FIFA WC 2018: Mexico vs Brazil Match Preview, Predictions and Updates

FIFA WC 2018: Mexico vs Brazil Match Preview, Predictions and Updates
Written by Abhishek Lohia

FIFA WC 2018: Mexico vs Brazil Match Preview, Predictions and Updates

The knockout round of the 21st FIFA World Cup still continues. On Monday, Mexico is ready to compete in the pre-quarterfinal match against Brazil. Confident Mexico will have to break the Brazilian defense and find the way to the quarter-finals for themselves. So far in the FIFA World Cup, Mexico has only reached the quarter-finals twice. He was able to enter the final-8 in 1970 and 1986, while Brazil reached the quarter-finals 13 times. This time, in the first two matches of the knockout round, the world’s two most popular teams Argentina and Portugal have lost out. Turned out Along with this, football player Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo also finished the World Cup tour.

Mexico will have to stop Brazilian star player Philip Coutinho, Neymar, and not to be allowed them to reach their goal post in any case. Brazil is full of confidence after winning both of games in their group matches. Going into the tournament with the goal of the sixth title, Brazil will not like to go back in any case. He is well aware of the performance of Mexico and his goal should be to defend the team’s defense. The breakdown of Mexico’s defense will be the biggest challenge for Brazil in the pre-quarterfinal match played in Samara Arena. Apart from Neymar and Coutinho, there are also players like Thiago Silva and Gabriel Jesus.

Possible line-ups
Brazil: Alisson; Fagner, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Filipe Luis; Casemiro, Paulinho; Willian, Philippe Coutinho, Neymar, Gabriel Jesus

Mexico: Guillermo Ochoa; Miguel Layun, Hugo Ayala, Carlos Salcedo, Jesus Gallardo; Hector Herrera, Jonathan Dos Santos, Andres Guardado; Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez, Hirving Lozano

Brazil is undefeated in 4 matches against Mexico in the World Cup, keeping 4-0 record against them. The last time these two met in a game, it was Brazil who registered a 2-0 victory over Mexico.

Match Date: 2 July 2018, Monday

Match Timing: 19:30 IST

Match Venue: Samara Arena, Samara, Russia

My Prediction

Brazil 2-1 Mexico

 

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics. He also covers latest Sports News and Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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