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Mexico vs Sweden

Competition – FIFA World Cup

Stadium – Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg

Date: 27th June 2018

Kick-off time – 15:00 GMT

Sweden’s loss against Germany in their last game threw this group wide open.

If the Swedes won that game, the Germans would have been thrown out of the competition however now they have to win here to secure qualification to the next round.

Mexico have been one of the surprising teams at this competition.

No one expected them to top their group ahead of Germany, but the North Americans come into this game needing just a draw to end as group leaders.

They beat Germany 1-0 in their first game before edging South Korea 2-1 in a much more improved performance in their next game.

The beauty of their play is in their organized defending and swift counter-attacking.

Sweden were on course to qualify for the next round when they beat South Korea in their first game and found themselves leading Germany by a lone goal in their second game.

However, they sat too deep in the second half of that match and this allowed the Germans take the game to them and eventually a ten man Germany won with a last minute Toni Kroos free kick.

If Sweden want to get anything from this game, they will have to be more adventurous than they have been in their first two games.

Bookmakers make Mexico slight favourites to make it 3 wins from 3 games.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions


W South Korea 1-2 Mexico 23 Jun, 2018 FIFA World Cup
W Germany 0-1 Mexico 17 Jun, 2018 FIFA World Cup
L Denmark 2-0 Mexico 9 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
W Mexico 1-0 Scotland 3 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
D Mexico 0-0 Wales 29 May, 2018 International Friendly


L Germany 2-1 Sweden 23 Jun, 2018 FIFA World Cup
W Sweden 1-0 South Korea 18 Jun, 2018 FIFA World Cup
D Sweden 0-0 Peru 9 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
D Sweden 0-0 Denmark 2 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
L Romania 1-0 Sweden 27 Mar, 2018 International Friendly