Mexico vs Croatia: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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El Tri continue their preparations for the summer with another European opponent, who are coming off the back of a defeat themselves

Mexico lock horns with Croatia at the AT&T Stadium in Texas as both sides continue their World Cup build-up.

El Tri have already beaten European opposition twice in 2018, overcoming Bosnia and Herzegovina at the start of the year before making light work of Iceland in a 3-0 win over the weekend.

As such, they will be full of confidence coming into the match and should have a vocal support behind them in Arlington.

Croatia, on the other hand, arrive in Texas having suffered a 2-0 loss against Peru in their last outing and they are also shorn of a clutch of their star players.

Game Mexico vs Croatia
Date Wednesday, March 28 / Tuesday, March 27
Time 03:00 BST / 22:00 ET
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel & Live Stream


In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
Fox Sports 1 / Unimas fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game cannot be watched live on TV nor can it be streamed live online.

UK TV channel Online stream
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Squads & Team News


Position Mexico players
Goalkeepers Ochoa, Jose Corona, Talavera
Defenders Moreno, Layun, Reyes, Ayala, Araujo, Alanis, Gallardo, Salcedo, Alvarez
Midfielders Guardado, Fabian, Molina, Pizarro, Jorge Hernandez, Gonzalez, Govea
Forwards Chicharito, Vela, Peralta, Jiminez, Manuel Corona, Lozano

Porto midfielder Hector Herrera withdrew from the squad due to injury ahead of the Iceland match, while Javier Aquino, Jonathan dos Santos and Jurgen Damm are also sidelined.

Javier Hernandez did not feature in the win over Iceland, but the West Ham striker could win his 100th cap.

Potential Mexico XI: Jose Corona; Moreno, Araujo, Salcedo; Guardado, Reyes, Gallardo, Jesus Corona; Layun, Fabian, Jiminez.

Position Croatia players
Goalkeepers Livakovic, Kalinic
Defenders Vrsaljko, Strinic, Corluka, Jedvaj, Vida, Pivaric, Nizic
Midfielders Rakitic, Kovacic, Rog, Badelj, Bradaric, Pasalic
Forwards Kramaric, Cop, Redic, Pjaca

Croatia will be without a number of key players with Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic, Mario Mandzukic, Nikola Kalinic and Marcelo Brozovic among those to depart the squad.

However, Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic remains and he, along with Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic, will be relied upon for their leadership

Potential Croatia XI: Kalinic; Vrsaljko, Vida, Corluka, Strinic; Kovacic, Rakitic, Badelj, Rog, Pjaca; Kramaric.


Betting & Match Odds


Mexico are favourites to win according to dabblebet, who price them at 5/6. Mexico are rated 7/2 to wn and a draw is priced at 9/4.

Click here to see all of dabblebet's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.


Match Preview


Ivan Rakitic Croatia 2018

Mexico were much too strong for Iceland when the sides met over the weekend and they will be particularly buoyed by their second-half performance in California.

Juan Carlos Osorio's men are getting ready for a World Cup group that contains two European sides - Germany and Sweden - as well as South Korea, so the latest round of friendlies sees them matched with similar opposition.

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However, while Iceland are no pushovers, Croatia represent a totally different proposition for El Tri and, despite being without the likes of Modric, Perisic and Mandzukic, they still boast an array of talented players who are plying their trades in Europe's top leagues.

Their defeat to Peru in Florida was somewhat of a surprise and Zlatko Dalic will be keen for his players to conclude their United States tour on a high note as they push for a place in his final 23-man panel for this summer's tournament in Russia.

"I think Croatia has a lot of quality with all its players," Standard Liege striker Duje Cop told Goal. "Of course when you don’t have players like Modric, you feel their absence. But I think we’ll make tomorrow a very good game and this is an opportunity for everyone to show what they’ve got for the World Cup."

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