UPDATE: Hirving Lozano has given Mexico the dream start they wanted. After getting out on the break, Lozano cut it back to get the ball on his right foot and then beat Manuel Neur near post to send Mexico into halftime leading the defending World Cup champions 1-0.
Your first game in a World Cup always assumes unprecedented proportions, but taking on the defending world champions in your first game takes things to a whole different level. It’s not by any means the easiest game for Mexico, but if there is any game where Juan Carlos Osorio and his players can prove their doubters wrong, it is definitely this one.
Of course it won’t be easy, but there’s no such thing as easy games at this level of play. America’s team will have the weight of nearly a whole continent on their shoulders, and that is all the motivation they need to start their World Cup on the right foot.
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM 2018 WORLD CUP
Date: Sunday, June 17
Time: 8:00am Pacific, 10:00am Central, 11:00am Eastern
Venue: Olimpiyskiy stadion Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia
TV: Fox Sports 1 (US-English), Telemundo (US-Spanish), Azteca 7 (Mexico), TDN (Mexico), Sky HD (Mexico), UnivisionTDN (Mexico), Canal de las Estrellas (Mexico)