After registering a thumping 6-0 victory over Cuba, El Tri will be eying another convincing win as they take on Guatemala in a Gold Cup game on Sunday night. Mexico exited early from the Copa America in Chile last month from the group stage without winning a single game. Prior to their game against Cuba, the Mexicans were without a win in 7 consecutive games.
Mexico will have to maintain the high-scoring trend against Guatemala in Phoenix. A win only will secures El Tri’s place in the knockout round of the tournament.
Hector Moreno and Javier Hernandez, two key players of the Mexican national team, are missing this edition of the tournament due to injury. In addition to this central midfielder Jose Juan Vazquez has also been dropped out of the first eleven after sustaining a muscle injury. Coach Miguel Herrera took no chances with the 27-year-old and immediately replaced him in the lineup with Antonio Rios. Vasquez was playing an important role in the midfield.
Less-fancied Guatemala isn’t expected to put up much resistance against Concacaf giants Mexico. They were thrashed 3-0 by Trinidad & Tobago in their tournament opener.
Below are given the match and television schedule.
Match date/time: Sunday, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. local
Venue: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
TV: Fox Sports 1 (U.S. — English), Univision Deportes (U.S. — Spanish), Sportsnet World (Canada), BT Sport 2 (U.K.), Canal 5 Televisa, Azteca 7 (Mexico)
Online: Fox Sports Go, Fox Soccer 2 Go (U.S. — English), Univision Deportes en vivo (U.S. — Spanish), Sportsnet World Now (Canada), BT Sport (U.K.)