14:00 GMT 02 July 2018
After two days of World Cup knockout football, two quarter-final ties have already been confirmed. There are two more last 16 clashes on Monday to determine who will face in the next quarter-final. One of those ties is between Brazil and Mexico, the winner will face either Belgium or Japan on Friday.
In their four previous meetings at World Cup Finals, Mexico have never beaten Brazil with three losses and one draw. That draw came four years ago in Rio as both teams qualified on seven points from Group A. Brazil won the most recent meeting between the sides in 2015 courtesy of goals from Coutinho and Diego Tardelli in a 2-0 win. There have been under 2.5 goals in each of the last four matches between the two nations.
Marcelo looked as though he might miss the game but it has been confirmed that he is fit to start on Monday. Brazil are still without Douglas Costa and Danilo, both players should be available if their side makes the quarter-final.
Latest matches: Brazil
Mexico have been fortunate to have no players injured during this World Cup campaign and will have a full-strength squad to pick from for their last 16 clash. Latest matches: Mexico
Latest matches: Mexico
Despite Mexico’s strong start to this World Cup, Brazil are certainly considered as strong favourites to make the quarter-final with a wealth of top quality players all over the pitch. It has all the makings to be an exciting game with Mexico looking particularly dangerous on the counter-attack and could be a game full of goals.
02 July 2018 - 14:00 GMT
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