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