The sport that would decide which of the 2 makes it out of Group C.
Who: Mexico vs Poland, Group C
The place: Stadium 974
When: 7pm (16:00 GMT)
FIFA rating: Mexico (13), Poland (26)
What occurs when an immovable object meets an unstoppable pressure? We’ll discover out when the stalwart Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa comes up towards Poland’s Robert Lewandowski of their Group C encounter on Tuesday.
Whereas each these gamers are effectively into their mid-thirties, the fortunes of their groups on this World Cup hinge closely on them. Ochoa’s eye-catching saves within the earlier two editions, notably his efficiency towards Brazil in 2014, have made him a World Cup cult hero.
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Lewandowski is among the most expert marksmen in world soccer at this time and in October he received the Gerd Müller Trophy for greatest striker of the 12 months. However he has a degree to show: Whereas the Barcelona ahead has greater than 600 objectives for membership and nation, he’s but to attain within the World Cup.
There’s loads at stake. The group contains Lionel Messi’s Argentina, one of many event favourites, and low-ranked Saudi Arabia, which isn’t anticipated to proceed to the following stage of the event. Which means the result of the Mexico-Poland match might effectively decide which of the 2 secures qualification to the following spherical.
Mexico has made it out of the group phases in every of the final seven World Cups. Within the 2018 version, they famously defeated holders Germany 1-0 within the group stage however went out to Brazil within the Spherical of 16.
Poland’s World Cup appearances haven’t been as eventful. They haven’t made it previous the group phases since 1982 and so they didn’t qualify for the 2010 and 2014 editions of the event. In 2018, they misplaced their opening two matches earlier than defeating Japan of their remaining group recreation.
The 2 international locations have performed one another thrice earlier than, the final being in 2017. They’ve each received a recreation every and have shared a draw. They enter the event in comparable type, having each received simply two of their final 5 video games.
There’s no higher time to step up than a crunch recreation like Tuesday’s.