Apr 18, 2014
Mexico don’t have to travel too far to get to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and are likely to find the conditions more to their liking than some of the many European teams.
Mexico is a team that can produce a good brand of football, as they showed when taking out the gold medal at the London Olympics, and they appear locked in a battle with Croatia to claim the second spot in Group A, with host nation Brazil a hot favourite to finish on top.
A win in their first match against Cameroon is a must for Mexico as it gives them the opportunity to get three points up on Croatia, who face an uphill battle against Brazil in the tournament opening match.
If Mexico can beat the Croatians in the June 24th clash then getting through to the Round of 16 will almost be assured for the South American outfit.
Early 2014 World Cup betting markets have Mexico $126 to win the World Cup and $9.00 to win Group A.
Mexico World Cup Odds
Win the World Cup: $126.00
Win Group A: $9.00
Qualify for next Round: $2.10
Reach 2014 World Cup Final: $41.00
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Mexico is aiming for a quarter final spot and while they have failed to venture past the Round of 16 in five straight tournaments, they look to have a squad capable of making their presence felt.
Consider backing Mexico to make the next round @ $2.10 as they are a good chance to do so.
Group A Draw for Mexico
Mexico will play Brazil, Cameroon and Croatia in Group A and they play their first match against Cameroon on Saturday 14th June 2014 at 2am in the morning (Australian time).
|Sat 14 Jun||Mexico||vs||Cameroon||2am||Natal||Bet now|
|Wed 18 Jun||Brazil||vs||Mexico||5am||Fortaleza||Bet now|
|Tue 24 Jun||Croatia||vs||Mexico||6am||Recife||Bet now|
Mexico World Cup Squad
The Mexico World Cup provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, South America.
Defenders: Paul Aguilar, Miguel Layun (both Club America), Hector Moreno (Espanyol), Diego Reyes (Porto), Francisco Rodriguez (Club America), Rafael Marquez (Leon), Carlos Salcido (Tigres)
Midfielders: Hector Herrera (Porto), Jose Juan Vazquez (Leon), Juan Carlos Medina (Club America), Carlos Pena (Leon), Isaac Brizuela (Toluca), Luis Montes (Leon), Marco Fabian (Cruz Azul), Andres Guardado (Bayer Leverkusen)
Forwards: Oribe Peralta (Santos Laguna), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United), Raul Jimenez (Club America), Alan Pulido (Tigres), Giovani dos Santos (Villarreal)
Head Coach for the Mexico World Cup squad is Miguel Herrera and team captain is Rafael Márquez.
World Cup players to watch for Mexico
Giovani dos Santos has not set the world on fire during qualification but expect him to improve in Brazil, especially if he can play a more central role.
Javier Hernandez is the most recognizable player for Mexico, but he may struggle to get a start due to lack of starting time at Manchester United and the improved form of some teammates.
The experienced Rafael Marquez may lack pace but he can read the game well, while Oribe Peralta and Carlos Pena can certainly have a hand in deciding Mexico’s World Cup fortunes.
Visit our Group A page for more information on teams competing in this group at the 2014 World Cup.
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