With several top sides knocked out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Brazil are one of the few who have not only managed to survive but also play to their true potential improving with each game they have played. Waiting for them in the round of 16 are the Mexicans, who must thank South Korea for the position they are in today. The favourites for the cup against a team that has the potential to be giant killers evident during the Germany clash, Brazil vs Mexico game promises to have all the ingredients for a thriller-provided Mexico get over the loss against Sweden and believe again in themselves. Below are all the relevant details like live streaming and telecast of Brazil vs Mexico 2018 FIFA World Cup round of 16 match 5.
Brazil will welcome back Marcelo into the team who was substituted early in the game against Serbia with a back problem. Brazilian team doctors have confirmed Marcelo’s mattress in the hotel room was the reason behind the problem, which just goes on to tell how fine details need to be looked at when managing a campaign. Douglas Costa looked brilliant when coming on against Costa Rica but unfortunately his thigh injury means he misses the game against the Mexicans too. Danilo is another player that will make his comeback against the El Tri which is positive news for Brazil.
The Selecao’s campaign has so far characterised by the brilliance of one man - Philippe Coutinho who has looked unstoppable at times. Contrary to popular belief, it is him, not Neymar that seems to be the spearhead of their attack. While Neymar has most often than not involved himself in holding onto the ball for long and going down in bizarre manners from challenges, Coutinho has orchestrated the play in the final third. Tite, the Brazilian head coach would love to see Neymar join the party too as it will significantly add to Brazil’s power.
Mexico will be without suspended defender Hector Moreno whose two yellow cards in the group stage means he misses out against Brazil. His place in the team will be taken up by Hugo Ayala. There are no injury concerns though, and hence they have a fit squad to choose their playing eleven from. Mexico likes to play on the counter with Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela and young sensation Hirving Lozano as they key men in the system. They will have to be at their best whenever they receive the ball to increase Mexico’s dominance. While the battle between Casemiro and Hector Herrera will go a long way in deciding who controls the game in the midfield.
When is Brazil vs Mexico Football Match, Time and Schedule:
The fifth match of the Round of 16 stage of 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held between Brazil and Mexico. It will start at 7.30 pm and will take place at Samara Arena.
Will Brazil vs Mexico Football Match Be Live Telecast in India available?
Yes, the fans will be able to watch the live telecast of the match 5, Brazil vs Mexico match in India. Sony Pictures Networks hold the broadcasting rights of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Brazil vs Mexico will be live telecast on Sony Ten 2/Sony Ten 2 HD (English), Sony Ten 3/Sony Ten 3 HD (Hindi) and Sony ESPN (Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu) TV channels.
Brazil vs Mexico Football Match; Is Free Live Streaming Available Online in India?
If the fans are not able to watch the match live on their television sets, there's nothing to worry as all 2018 FIFA World Cup matches can be viewed online. Brazil vs Mexico World Cup 2018 match free live streaming is made available on Sony Liv. Also, fans can also catch up on the live updates of the game on LatestLY here.