Mexico vs Brazil: 6 Players That Will Make a Difference In the Match
Mexico and Brazill have faced each other 45 times and even when the Verdeamarela is one of the most effective and successful teams in history, the record is not that bad for el Tri having won 19 matches, that's 42 percent.
The Cariocas have defeated Mexico in 20 opportunities, which means they have taken the victory 44 percent of the times they have encountered.
Both squads are ready for tonight's match which promises to be attractive, but also, full of youth. Mexico's average age is 26.9 years, while Brazil's is 24.
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The 22-year-old forward has shown his abilities both in Manchester United and in Mexico's National Football Team.
Hernández has scored 22 times in 31 matches with el Tri, including World Cup, Gold Cup and friendly games.
He's fast enough to dribble the defense and leave it hanging.
Some of Chicharito's strengths are his vision and capability of hitting the ball from every position with any part of his body. He knows where the goal is without even seeing it.
He's currently the most successful Mexican footballer in Europe.
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Many believe he's the next Ronaldo and there are several reasons to think that way.
The 19-year-old striker has scored eight times in 14 appearances with Brazil's first team and has already proven what he is made of.
Neymar is the perfect example of the jogo bonito that characterizes the South American team.
His most acclaimed performances have been with Santos, a Sao Paulo based team, where he debuted at age 17.
Currently, he has scored 31 times, appeared in 73 matches and has been named top scorer of his country (2010), as well as of Copa do Brasil (2010) and South American Youth Championship (2011).
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Also known as Dinamita, for his explosiveness and velocity while running along the touchline.
Pablo has played in Mexico for Pumas, in England for West Ham United and currently in Spain for Zaragoza.
Barrera made his debut with Mexico's first team in 2007 at age 20 and has ever since became a cornerstone of the team.
Even when he has only scored six times in 41 matches, he's the perfect player to unbalance the rival defense, which he showed against United States in the Gold Cup final match.
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Since 2008 he has played for Barcelona, which has given him experience and confidence.
Dani knows how to kick the ball, despite being a defender. He's scored 21 times while playing in Spain, for Sevilla and Barcelona, and five with the Verdeamarela.
He's very fast and whenever he sees the opportunity, he shoots no matter if he's in or out the goal area.
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He's one of the veteran footballers of the squad, but age has given him experience and balance to become a leader.
Salcido has been successful in Mexico, Netherlands and England, proving his capability as a defender, but showing off his speed as an attacker, hence his six goals with el Tri.
Carlos has played a Confederations Cup (2005), two World Cups (2006 and 2010), a Copa América (2007) and two Gold Cups (2007 and 2011).
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After almost a year, Ronaldinho is back on Brazil's first team. In the match against Costa Rica he showed that his role on the field has changed.
The Flamengo forward has become the one who builds plays from the the center of the pitch and distributes the ball to his teammates, such as Neymar and Jonas.
Experience has transformed him, nowadays we can see a creative midfielder rather than an explosive striker.
Nonetheless, he continues to be a factor and a lethal player, one individuality can make the difference.