Brazil arrive to this match after finishing first in their group and will be eager to continue to put the ghosts of 2014 behind them. While the Verde-Amarela have admitted in the past that Mexico is a rival that always makes things difficult for them, they no doubt arrive as heavy favorites.
What Mexico will use as encouragement, however, is the fact that they have historically been able to get huge wins over Brazil in the past. One of the most memorable being the 2012 Olympic Gold Medal match in London.
Obviously, this is a different tournament and a different match. In a tournament, though, where the underdogs have reigned supreme, who would be surprised if Mexico do what many think is the impossible? As they say, it is now or never for Juan Carlos Osorio and his men. Vamos Mexico!
HOW TO WATCH, STREAM 2018 WORLD CUP
Date: Monday, July 2
Time: 7:00am Pacific, 9:00am Central, 10:00am Eastern
Venue: Samara Arena, Samara, Russia
TV: FOX Network (US-English), Telemundo (US-Spanish), Azteca 7 (Mexico), TDN (Mexico), Sky HD (Mexico), UnivisionTDN (Mexico), Canal de las Estrellas (Mexico), Globo (Brazil), SporTV(Brazil), FOX Sports 1 Brasil(Brazil)