FIFA World Cup 2018
Mexico vs South Korea
The next match of the day will witness an encounter between the Asian stalwarts South Korea going against a team who dumped the reigning champions Germany in the opening game, Mexico. South Korea’s opening game was against Sweden which they lost 1-0 while Mexico who defeated the defending champions in the opening encounter will be boiling high with confidence after a resurgent show. This would be a match-up between two Group-F teams.
When: June 23, 08:30 PM IST
Where: Rostov Arena, Rostov-On-Don
The Rostov Arena would be hosting this game, and a full house crowd support is expected. Mexico who played brilliantly in their last game will be aiming to reach the round of 16 for the seventh consecutive time as they have managed to do so in the previous six occasions whenever they have featured in the mega event.
Their manager Juan Carlos Osorio has a reputation of pulling off surprises from his hat. He has coached this team in 49 games so far, and in all those 49 games he has fielded different oppositions every time. Their veteran midfielder Rafael Marquez would be mulling to get a World Cup glory in his hands as he is 39 right now and this will be his last World Cup for sure.
Talking about South Korea, they have a fairly young defence which was breached comprehensively by the Swedish team in the last game. For them to perform well in the tournament further, they need to have a solid defence. There is one interesting trivia about this team, they have never won their second match of the World Cup till date, they would love to overcome this undesirable remembrance.
Talking about the head to head record between the two sides, the teams have met twelve times till now, Mexico has won 6 times while South Korea has won 4 times, with 2 games ending in a draw.
Recent form, Mexico: LDWLW
South Korea: WLDLL
Where to watch Mexico vs South Korea?
You can watch the telecast of Mexico vs South Korea on Sony Sports Network/HD and web platform is Sonyliv.com.