Needing a win to keep up with Portugal in Group A, Mexico National Team coach Juan Carlos Osorio is putting out one of his most attacking lineups as El Tri takes on New Zealand Wednesday at 2 p.m. live on Telemundo Deportes.
Giovani Dos Santos, Jurgen Damm and Oribe Peralta all start for El Tri against a New Zealand team reeling from a 2-0 defeat to Russia, where it looked good in possession but struggled in the final third. Mexico meanwhile needed a last-second header from Hector Moreno to tie Portugal in its last match.
With Russia currently in second place, Mexico and New Zealand can’t afford a defeat in each team’s second match, setting up what should be a thrilling encounter.
Mexico: Talavera; Alanis, Salcedo, Araujo; Aquino, Fabian, Reyes, Damm; Gio dos Santos, Peralta, Jimenez
New Zealand: Marinovic, Wynne, Boxall, McGlinchey, Wood, Rojas, Thomas, Lewis, Ingham, Smith, Durante