Mexico vs. Croatia: Time, Live Stream and TV Schedule

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IMarch 27, 2018

ZAGREB, CROATIA - NOVEMBER 09: Ivan Rakitic of Croatia controls the ball during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier play-off first leg match between Croatia and Greece at Maksimir Stadium on November 9, 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia.  (Photo by Luka Stanzl/PIXSELL/MB Media)
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Croatia take on Mexico in an international friendly at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Tuesday as both teams continue their FIFA World Cup 2018 preparations.

Mexico go into the game on the back of a 3-0 win over Iceland in California on Friday, while Croatia were beaten 2-0 by Peru in Florida.

Here's how you can watch the game.


Date: Tuesday, March 27

Time: 3 a.m. BST (Weds)/10 p.m. ET 

TV Info: Fox Sports 1 (U.S.)

Live Stream: Fox Sports Gofubo.tv    



Croatia have lost several of their stars for the match against Mexico as Luka Modric, Mario Mandzukic, Nikola Kalinic, Ivan Perisic, Marcelo Brozovic and Danijel Subasic have all returned to Europe, per Goal's Jon Arnold.

The departures will make their task harder as they aim to bounce back from a disappointing defeat to Peru. 

Football analyst Matteo Bonetti explained why Croatia lost on Friday:

Matteo Bonetti @TheCalcioGuy

- Croatia had 0 players that could take on a defender. Mandzukic at RW was completely negated. Kalinic has been in such poor form that he's been dropped by Gattuso at Milan. Neither was incisive. Perhaps a player like Marko Pjaca (who came on in 2nd half) could give them that

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic said his team have "a lot of things to work on" before the summer's tournament, per Spanish news agency EFE (h/t Sport).

Croatia face a tough test at the World Cup as they have been drawn in the same group as Argentina, Nigeria and Iceland.

Winger Marko Pjaca said the friendlies against Peru and Mexico are to prepare them for facing Argentina, per football writer Juan G. Arango:

Джон г. Аранго @JuanG_Arango

Pjaca: “We chose to play @miseleccionmx @miseleccionmxEN and @SeleccionPeru because we believe that they will best prepare us for the match vs. @Argentina.” #Croatia https://t.co/KGcQCgkJZS

The performance against Peru suggests Croatia are still some way short in their preparations, and they may find it difficult against Mexico with key players missing.

Meanwhile, El Tri rested players against Iceland, but the arrival of Hirving Lozano and Carlos Vela at half-time helped them claim victory.

FootballTalentScout showed how prolific Lozano has been this season for club and country:

FootballTalentScout @FTalentScout

Hirving Lozano this season: PSV: 28 games, 16 goals & 10 assists Mexico: 6 games, 4 goals & 1 assist It is Chucky's year! https://t.co/qdUpjp4HiR

Both Lozano and Vela should start on Tuesday along with Javier Hernandez, who did not feature on Friday. Croatia will need to be wary of Mexico's firepower and must show a vast improvement if they are to take anything from the game.


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