Mexico vs. Costa Rica: Live Stream, TV Info & More for 2014 World Cup Qualifier
Mexico got the best of Costa Rica during Friday night's World Cup qualifier, but Los Ticos get a chance for revenge on Tuesday night.
Only things are expected to be even tougher this time around.
El Tri, who is undefeated so far in Round 3 group play, will advance to the final stage of qualifying with a win, and they'll be at home. If Costa Rica managed to even walk away from Estadio Azteca with one point on Tuesday, it would be a major surprise.
Let's take a look at everything you need to know for this matchup.
Where: Estadio Azteca, Mexico
When: Tuesday, September 11, 2:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: Telemundo
Mexico Player to Watch: Andres Guardado
Giovanni dos Santos missed Friday's game because of an injury he suffered in the Olympics, and with Mexico so close to locking up a spot in the final qualifying group, it wouldn't be surprising to also see him miss Tuesday's match.
Dos Santos has been "the man" for El Tri the past few years, but Guardado really stepped up in his absence against Costa Rica. The 25-year-old took both corners that resulted in goals for Mexico and looked dangerous with the ball at his feet all night.
Look for more of the same.
Costa Rica Player to Watch: Christian Bolaños
If anyone is going to make something happen for Costa Rica on the attack, it's going to be Bolaños.
The 28-year-old veteran midfielder was easily La Sele's best player on Friday night and if the Costa Rican squad is going to have any chance in this one, he's going to have the game of his life.
Fortunately for the underdogs, Bolaños has proven he is capable of such matches during his time with Copenhagen.
Key Matchup: Mexican Attack vs. Costa Rica Back Line
Wednesday's matchup between Mexico and Costa Rica very easily could have ended in a 0-0 draw. Both of El Tri's goals were certainly nice finishes, but the ball should have been cleared out of the area much more efficiently.
Who ya got?
If Costa Rica is going to think about keeping this close, the back line and goalkeeper Keilor Navas are going to be much better, especially against Mexico's high-powered attack of Javier Hernandez and company.
Final Score Prediction: Mexico 4, Costa Rica 0
World Cup qualifying games tend to favor the home squad by a large margin. Considering Mexico is already the superior team, look for this one to get ugly.
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