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Sport Brazil Match Preview: Mexico

18:35  01 july  2018
18:35  01 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Mexico’s dreams of a fifth game might finally be reality

  Mexico’s dreams of a fifth game might finally be reality For an entire generation of Mexican football fans, it’s been four and out. Three group stages games, advancing to the round of 16 and getting bounced out at this same stage every World Cup. It was penalties against Bulgaria at USA 94′. Two goals in the final 20 minutes in Montpellier ended their dreams four years later. The birth of ‘Dos a Cero’ in the Far East in 2002. Undone by Argentina at both of the next two editions, the first of which coming in extra time. No Era Penal. In six consecutive World Cups, the round of 16 has been the end of the road. Only five of the 23 members of Mexico’s 2018 World Cup squad were born last time their country made it into the quarter-finals of a World Cup. The feeling of “here we go again” was muttered around supporters of the Mexican squad when the draw put them in a group with Germany and a potential round of 16 game against Brazil if they made it through the group. It looked likely that Juan Carlos Osorio’s squad would have to overcome at least one, and probably two of the top four teams at the previous World Cup to get the fifth game millions of fans have been craving. Hirving Lozano, the youngest member of Mexico’s starting line-up for their World Cup opener against Germany, was the difference. He was a spark plug for Mexico in their counter-attacking play all day, and he finally managed to turn it into the opening goal in the 35th minute.

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After a massively invigorating group stages, the business side of the World Cup is upon us with Brazil meeting Mexico in what will be an extraordinary contest.

Brazil’s manager, Tite, will be fairly content with his side’s performances up to this point as they topped a relatively tricky group.

Something that not just Tite, but most other managers of the ‘best nations’ will be concerned about, is the fact they are yet to play top opposition so might not be as prepared for the knockout stages as they could be.

Serbia and Switzerland posed minimal threats but they don’t have the tactical and personnel quality that teams like Spain, France and Belgium pose. So, does Tite trust his squad’s progress in the tournament so far or does he need to change anything based on the opposition themselves?

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For example, Mexico love to play counter attacking, free-flowing football with wingers that hog the touchline. From defensive corners, they leave three players on the halfway line to exploit the remaining defenders in a 3-on-2 counter attack situation.

Mexico’s style of play will always stay the same no matter what the opposition is. But, does Tite make any changes to deal with this counter attacking threat? Marcelo is an injury doubt but it could be a blessing in disguise with Filipe Luis more equipped defensively to deal with the pace of the Mexican team and is also less adventurous going forward. Does he start Fernandinho over Paulinho as more of a defensive partner to Casemiro? Alternatively, he could move Coutinho on the wing and drop Willian for Fernandinho.

Brazil vs Mexico: Match preview

  Brazil vs Mexico: Match preview The round-of-16 at the World Cup continues on Monday afternoon as Group F runners-up Mexico face Group E winners and tournament favourites Brazil. The highly-anticipated match at the Samara Arena sees an exciting Mexico side, who hugely impressed in their opening two games against Germany and South Korea, play a Brazil side who are in truth yet to get out of second gear. The large swatches of El Tri fans both in Russia and at home know that they may have blown their best chance of making it to the much-coveted ‘fifth game’ for the first time in 32 years. Juan Carlos Osorio’s side only needed a point against Sweden in Yekaterinburg last week, but a weak performance saw them go down 3-0 to the eventual group winners. South Korea’s shock 2-0 victory over Germany saw them qualify in second by the skin of their teeth, despite excellent wins in their first two matches. The ease at which the Swedes cut open the El Tri back line would have been a major concern for Osorio, who surely should go for a more conservative approach to try and tame the Selecao’s all-star front line, including Player of the Tournament contender, Phillipe Coutinho. However, Mexico’s Colombian manager is a man who is set in his ways and will try to implement his style no matter the opposition. He will be without defender Hector Moreno, who is suspended, while left-back Jesus Gallardo and midfielder Miguel Layun are one yellow card away from suspension.

As it stands, Brazil will be taking on Mexico in the Round of 16 while the Swiss attack be taking on Sweden. Brazil defeats Serbia 2-0 to qualify for the

Brazil vs Mexico Match Preview . Selecao kind of disappointed in underwhelming displays against Switzerland and Costa Rica in the opening two ties, but they moved through the gears to ease past European hopefuls Serbia on the final day of the group phase.

Mexico have shown themselves as potential ‘giant killers’ with their dominant victory against Germany on the opening game. They then showed their inexperience and frailties as they suffered a surprise 3-0 loss to Sweden. Therefore, it’s up in the air what side of Mexico will turn up on Monday.

Looking towards the quarter-finals, Tite has some headaches in relation to future suspensions. Casemiro, Neymar and Coutinho, three of Brazil’s best players this World Cup, are all one booking away from a suspension.

I’m expecting no changes to the starting XI apart from perhaps Filipe Luis for Marcelo, who is an injury doubt after last game.

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Stats

  • Philippe Coutinho has been involved in three out of Brazil’s five World Cup goals during the group stages (two goals, one assist).
  • Brazil haven’t lost or conceded a goal to Mexico in their four World Cup meetings.
  • Neymar had the most attempts in the group stages (16).
  • Coutinho has covered the most ground for #Brazil during the World Cup (31.8km). At least (3.6km) more than any other player.
  • Neymar was fouled 10 times in the opener against Switzerland, the most fouls on a Brazilian player in a World Cup game since 1966.
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Prediction

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I expect a really entertaining, end-to-end game with goals for both sides. It’s disappointing to see Roberto Firmino still not meriting a start but, nevertheless, the stage is set for another Philippe Coutinho masterclass.

Allison has showed his inability dealing with crosses and high balls so don’t be surprised to see Mexico targeting him.

It will be very interesting to see how the inexperienced Fagner, who has deputised for Danilo extremely well, can cope against the skilful and quick winger, Hirving Lozano, considering he hasn’t faced any player of his calibre and playing style.

The game will be won or lost from the wings with Mexico’s strengths lying out wide and Neymar being one of Brazil’s most influential players.

Brazil 3-1 Mexico

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Roma prime Alisson replacement as Chelsea watch on .
AS Roma have been linked with a move for Swedish goalkeeper Robin Olsen, in what could be an attempt to replace Alisson Becker. Chelsea’s interest in the Brazilian shot-stopper has been well-documented, along with that of Liverpool in recent months. Despite assertions from Alisson and his agent that he would be staying in the Italian capital, it seems as though the club are preparing for the eventuality that he will say goodbye to the Stadio Olimpico this summer. Twitter: Per la porta della @OfficialASRoma c’è anche Olsen. Obiettivo concreto di Monchi che lo seguiva da prima del Mondia… https://t.co/go35mBgPH5 (@aleaus81) The colossal Olsen made an impression during the World Cup, and was integral to Sweden’s quarter-final run that eventually saw them dumped out of the competition by England. Currently playing for Copenhagen, Olsen’s transfer to Roma could trigger a series of events that would see Alisson arrive in London, and current Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois leave for Real Madrid. Alisson made 49 appearances for Roma last year, in what was his second season at the club following his transfer from Internacional.

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