GROUP A HEADLINES FOR JUNE 22, 2014

Match Facts

  • The referee for Mexico vs Croatia will be Ravshan Irmatov from Uzbekistan. He previously refereed Swizterland’s 2-1 win against Ecuador.
  • Mexico will wear their green shirt tomorrow paired with black shorts.

Mexico

  • Captain Rafael Marquez says it feels like the first time…at a World Cup. He also states that Mexico will be playing for a win not just a needed draw.
  • Miguel Herrera is repeating the starting XI of the previous games: Ochoa, Aguilar, Maza, Márquez, Moreno, Layún; Vázquez, Herrera, Guardado; Dos Santos, Peralta.
  • Herrera also said Mexico would qualify for the next round and said that Croatia’s pre-game talks had to be equaled on the field.

Brazil

  • Scolari says that adjusting their goal in the final match in order to pick a second round opponent is ‘stupid.’

Cameroon

  • Although the match between Brazil and Cameroon has been identified as one vulnerable to match fixing due to the fact that Cameroon has been eliminated, Finke says that such a scenario is out of the question.

Croatia

  • Luka Modric began to heat things up before the match saying,” “I think that we are a better team, and better individuals, than Mexico and that we will show that tomorrow.”

 

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