Today’s opening World Cup game between Mexico and South Africa ended in a 1-1 tie. But what will the rest of these two teams’ upcoming games look like?
Mexico is scheduled to play two more times. Their next game will be against France on June 17 at 2:30 p.m. Then after that, Mexico is scheduled to play Uruguay on June 22 at 10 a.m. Both of these games will be broadcast on ESPN.
South Africa will also play two more times. Their next game is scheduled for June 16 against Uruguay at 2:30 p.m, which will be broadcast on ESPN. They then will play against France on June 22 at 10 a.m, which will be broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN3.
Each of these stage A games will be a fierce competition for both Mexico and South Africa. In order to advance in the World Cup, either team will need to beat both France and Uruguay.
Today at 2:30 pm, France and Uruguay will face off in their first game of the World Cup. It will be interesting to see who wins this match and to see what the competition for Mexico and South Africa will be like in their upcoming games against these two teams.
But the real question is who are these two teams, and what will the games between them and Mexico and South Africa look like in the coming weeks?
France has had a troubled start already, as they barely qualified to make it into the World Cup. Uruguay may prove to be a bit more challenging, as they want to win the cup badly, due to the fact that they have not won a World Cup since 1950.
At this professional level of the game, any match between these four teams will be a good one, and only time will tell which team will come out victorious from the World Cup.
Mexico is a competitive team in this year's World Cup. They are ranked No. 17 by FIFA. This may not be the highest ranking in group "A", but that doesn't mean they can't compete with any of the the other teams in their group.
Mexico's top players this year include forward Cuauhtémoc Blanco, forward Guillermo Franco, defender Rafael Marquez
and goalkeeper Óscar Pérez.
In Mexico's upcoming games, I believe they may struggle alot against France, but if they play hard enough, they have a chance of maybe tying France next week.
Mexico may also struggle against Uruguay. Even though they are only one rank apart, Uruguay has a few stronger players and it may prove difficult for Mexico to beat them.
South Africa is also a competitive team in group "A" in the World Cup this year. They are ranked No. 83 by FIFA, but they were able to tie Mexico in the first game of the World Cup, which may show that they are in it to win it.
The top players for South Africa this year are midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala, midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi, defender Lucas Thwala, and forward Katlego Mphela.
Based on the FIFA rankings and previous season play, I believe it may be difficult for South Africa to see a win anytime soon.
They will most likely struggle against France and Uruguay, since both of these teams are highly ranked and both have several strong players that will prove difficult for South Africa.
France is the leading team in the A group according to the FIFA rankings. France has been ranked 9th by FIFA this year. They may have the best chance of all the A group teams to see success in the World Cup this year.
The top players for France include forward Thierry Henry, forward Nicolas Anelka and midfielder Jérémy Toulalan.
Out of all of the A group teams, I believe Uruguay is the only team who may give France some trouble. Otherwise, I see them winning against both Mexico and South Africa.
Uruguay is ranked No. 16 in the FIFA standings. They are a strong team in group A and they have burning passion to win this World Cup because they have not won one since 1950.
The top players for Uruguay this year are forward Diego Forlán, midfielder Sebastián Eguren and forward Luis Suárez
Based on previous performances and their ranking, I believe Uruguay could win most of their games in group A.
They have several strong players and a high ranking which means they have the ability to play competitively and win. They may even be able to beat 9th ranked France today in their game.