Watch a live stream and read a full match preview ahead of the crucial Croatia vs. Mexico clash in Group A of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Where: Arena Pernambuco, Recife
When: 21:00 BST
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It’s a winner takes all affair in Recife as Croatia face Mexico in a direct shoot out for a place in the knock-out stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Niko Kovac’s side got over their disappointment after a controversial opening night defeat to Brazil by thrashing a sorry Cameroon side 4-0, with Mario Mandzukic finding the net twice on his return to the team after suspension.
The Bayern Munich star will keep his place upfront, leaving the biggest question mark in central midfield, where Getafe’s Sammir wasn’t hugely impression against Cameroon after coming into the side to replace Mateo Kovacic.
Otherwise, the deep pivot of Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic will look to control the game whilst winger Ivan Perisic, who scored against Cameroon, has been one of the tournament’s most impressive performers so far.
Mexico were hugely impressive in holding hosts Brazil to a goalless draw in Fortaleza, a result that means that a draw in this one would be enough to see them through to the second round.
This is an awkward situation to be in for coach Miguel Herrera, however, who will be stuck between protecting the result that they begin the game with and looking to put the issue to bed.
The Mexicans have scored just one goal in the tournament so far, scored by lone striker Oribe Peralta, meaning that it is in attack where Herrera may see room for improvement, with Manchester United man Javier Hernandez possibly coming in to replace Giovani dos Santos.