Old foes Brazil and Mexico square off yet again in the FIFA World Cup, this time in the round of 16, hoping to knock each other out at the Samara Arena on 2nd July. Brazil will have to face a solid Mexican defense that has the ever so solid Guillermo ‘El Muro’ Ochoa in goal. Brazil will have one more threat, that of suspensions. Neymar, Coutinho, and Casemiro are all just one caution away from missing the next game. However, Brazil has looked clinical and are poised to see off the challenge from their counterparts ultimately.
Mexico and their fans have brought some magic to the World Cup and will be riding high on confidence on the back of their stellar win over Germany. They’ll be cheering their hearts out come Monday and Brazil will have to stay firm to see that off. Undoubtedly, a massive number of Canary Yellow clad mob will also be present at Samara Arena to equate the equation. How will the teams look like? Who can make a difference? What TV Channels will the match be on? Here are the answers to all those questions that are ruling almost every other football fan right now.
Brazil 2 Mexico 0
Brazil vs Mexico Live Stream
The full match will be officially available online for streaming. FOX Sports, ITV, beIN Sports, Sony LIV, TSN, Mediaset, Canal+, Kwese Sports, SuperSport, Sky, Fiji TV, DirecTV, TV Azteca, Optus Sports, and a long list of other broadcasters have been officially licensed by FIFA for streaming the match live on the Internet.
The match will be available for stream on the web via their official websites and also for smartphones via their official streaming apps. Fans will option of sticky bundles that will provide the broadcast via internet from the official broadcasters at some nominal subscription charges.
Find more details about Brazil vs Mexico live streaming channels to watch here.
The fifth round of 16 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be played at the Samara Arena between Mexico and Brazil on 2nd July. The game will kick off at 18:00 local time (UTC+4:00). The almost 45,000 seating capacity stadium is expected to be full-house as tickets have reportedly went sold out. Also known as Cosmos Arena, the stadium will have fans parks for both Mexico and Brazil supporters around it. Details can be confirmed via FIFA’s official website.
Injuries are troubling Brazil before the game has even kicked-off. While Douglas Costa has been completely ruled out, Danilo and Marcelo are yet to be declared match fit. Mexico too is pretty much on the same page with Hector Moreno ruled out owing to a suspension. Here is how the two sides might look like if Marcelo and Danilo do manage to make it in time.
Brazil Probable XI (4-3-3)
Alisson (GK); Fagner, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Paulinho, Casemiro, Coutinho; Willian, Jesus, Neymar
Mexico Probable XI (4-2-3-1)
Ochoa (GK); Alvarez, Salcado, Ayala, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado; Layun, Vela, Lozana; Hernandez
Mexico and Brazil met in the last World Cup in Brazil as well where Brazil had to toil hard to get past Ochoa but eventually failed to do so. Brazil did manage to beat them in their other three meetings, but the World Cup pressure will be on them more.
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Fans back home in Brazil will be able to watch their national team play on FOX Sports, FOX Sports 2, GloboEsporte, and SporTV. Mexican fans will be able to enjoy the game on Deportes as well as Sky and TV Azteca. In the United Kingdom, the match will be broadcasted live on ITV. In Asian Subcontinent, the Sony Ten network will bring all the action from this one. Elsewhere, the game will be televised on beIN Sports for all the MENA Countries and France, FOX Sports for the American fans, and Sky and FIJI TV for the Oceanic fans. The entire list of official channels for every count can be checked on FIFA.com.
If not anything else, the match will be a humdinger for sure. With two upsets in three games, writing a team off has just become impossible. Though Mexico and Brazil look neck to neck with each other, Brazil does seem far more supreme when the equation comes down to individuals. The match is expected to go down to the wires but Brazil, hoping not to witness another upset, are likely to go through to the quarter-finals. Our final prediction reads Brazil 1-0 Mexico.