It’s all up for grabs in Group C as Mexico and Saudi Arabia lock horns in a crucial clash tonight. It’s a 7:00 pm GMT kick-off at Lusail Stadium. Here’s the confirmed Mexico vs Saudi Arabia Starting XI.
Mexico shared the spoils with Poland in their opening game in a 0-0 draw. They fell short to Argentina in a 2-0 goals defeat to take the bottom spot of Group C.
However, a win should still push them into the Round of 16, depending on Argentina-Poland’s result and the Goal Difference (GD).
On the other hand, Saudi Arabia need a win to confirm their spot in the last 16. A draw should still qualify them, given Argentina lose or Poland lose by a huge margin.
Mexico vs Saudi Arabia | Group C
Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Start Time: 1:00 pm Mexico Time | 10:00 pm Saudi Time
Venue: Lusail Stadium
Mexico’s Starting XI vs Saudi Arabia
|Defender||Sanchez, Montes, Moreno, Gallardo|
|Midfielder||Alvarez, Chavez; Lozano, Pineda, Vega|
Saudi Arabia’s Starting XI vs Mexico
|Defender||Altambakti, Amri, Al-Boleahi|
|Midfielder||Ghanam, Al-Hassan, M Kanno, Abdulhamid|
|Forward||Al-Buraikan, Al-Shehri, Al-Dawsari|
Saudi defender Yasir Al-Shahrani suffered a painful fractured jaw and underwent successful surgery. He won’t take part in the tournament. Salman Al-Faraj is another setback who suffered a leg injury and was ruled out of the tournament. Midfielder Al-Malki picked two yellow cards and will be suspended for this game.
Al-Buraikan and Al-Shehri will take the frontline alongside their skipper Al-Dawsari.