Miguel Herrera spoke recently about the future of the national team, claiming that there are no closed doors. Even mentioned Vela and Jona dos Santos by name, saying he would like to see them play in November with El Tri.
Raúl Jiménez made his transfer to Atlético Madrid and played 12 minutes against Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Javier Aquino got off to a good start with Rayo Vallecano, scoring in his first apperance.
Hector Herrera continues to shine with FC Porto. He scored the winning goal in their Champions league playoff against Lille.
Giovani helped Villareal in their 3-0 over Astana on the road, scoring a cheeky chip. The game was a big win for Villareal in their UEFA Europa league playoff. (Goal at the 1:00 mark)
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.”
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