Mexico will begin its World Cup journey on November 22 against Poland. The two teams are evenly matched and this first matchup could very well end up determining which one of the two advances to the knockout stage. Nestor Araujo and Jorge Sanchez will be among the defenders tasked with stopping Robert Lewandowski. If they do, they may come away with 3 points.

Mexico’s second match of the tournament will be against the high flying Argentinians. It’s set to be one of the most anticipated matches of the group stage, which is why FIFA has decided to hold it at the 80,000 capacity, Lusail Stadium. Mexico will be the underdogs in this one. The game might remind Mexico fans of their 2018 World Cup match against Germany, when Hirving Lozano stunned the Germans with an early goal. Mexico was able to hang on for the 1-0 win, helping them advance to the knockout stage. El Tri will be hoping for a repeat of that against the Lionel Messi led Argentina team, but a draw might be the best they can hope for.

Mexico’s final group stage matchup is their most likely one to win. Saudi Arabia is the least talented team in the group. The one thing the Saudis have going for them is that many of their players play together in the top league in Saudi Arabia. The country has had trouble in recent World Cups though, so they shouldn’t be much trouble for Gerardo Martino’s squad.

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