Ireland vs. Mexico: 2019 Toulon Tournament Live Stream, Schedule and Prediction

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistJune 5, 2019

CHESTERFIELD, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Jurrien Maduro of Netherlands and Adam Idah of Ireland in action during the UEFA European Under-17 Championship match between Netherlands and Ireland at Proact Stadium on May 14, 2018 in Chesterfield, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
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The Republic of Ireland and Mexico are set to clash at the 2019 Toulon Tournament on Thursday, with qualification from Group C potentially up for grabs.

The Irish under-21 side lead the way on goal difference from the Mexican under-22 team, with China and Bahrain both on zero points from one game.

Ireland defeated China 4-1 in their opener, and Mexico skipped past Bahrain with an easy 2-0 victory.


Date: Thursday, June 6

Time: 6:30 p.m. BST/1:30 p.m. ET

TV Info: BeIN Sports (U.S)

Live Stream: BeIN Sports CONNECT (U.S.). Online updates, per official website.



With holders England already out of the competition after two defeats, the prestigious youth trophy is up for grabs in France.

Ireland and Mexico will both fancy their chances of progressing deep into the knockouts if they continue their excellent opening performances.

Mexico made short work of Bahrain, and the game was all but dead after two goals in the first 10 minutes. Ismael Govea's effort broke the deadlock after only five minutes, and Club Atlas midfielder Jairo Torres doubled the score just five minutes later.

BeIN Sports USA provided highlights of the action:


🇲🇽🇧🇭 @miseleccionmx got off to a fast start in their 2-0 win over @BahrainFootball at @TournoiMRevello ⏯ https://t.co/vORteJYKr5

The Mexicans cruised for the rest of the encounter and will know the Irish will offer tougher resistance at the Jules Ladoumegue Stadium.

Ireland have plenty of goal threat and flexed their muscles against the Chinese. Waterford's Zak Elbouzedi grabbed the opener in the first minute, and Brighton & Hove Albion forward Aaron Connolly made it 2-0 moments later.

After China's Yang Li pulled a goal back midway through the first half, two penalties from Adam Idah made sure of the points in the second half.

Manager Stephen Kenny said his side want to carry on showing their class in the forthcoming matches, per The42.ie:

The42.ie @The42_ie

"We have great, young Irish players and we want to really show the potential that they’ve got," said Stephen Kenny, after Ireland's win at the Toulon Tournament https://t.co/mtdrvpCBMH

Mexico could play with a defensive midfielder in a 4-1-4-1 formation as they attempt to cut off the supply to Ireland forwards Idah, Elbouzedi and Connolly and attacking midfielder Connor Ronan.

The Irish front four are good enough to give any defence problems, and with Idah in scoring form at the point of the attack, Kenny's men have the slight edge.


Prediction: Ireland win 2-1