South Korea vs Mexico|saturday 23 june|Rostov Arena
Group F remains wide open ahead of Mexico’s clash against South Korea on Saturday.
El Tri shocked World Cup holders Germany with a 1-0 victory in their first group game,
and the second matchday will go a long way to deciding who makes the last 16 of the tournament.
A win for Mexico, coupled with the right result from Sweden and Germany’s clash, could send them straight through to the knockout stages, though El Tri must be wary of Heun-min Son,
who has a point to prove after South Korea’s loss to Sweden?
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio is a fan of reshuffling his line-up, but is likely to stick to many of his opening game starters, relying on his back four to stop South Korea’s quick front line.
The South Koreans, stung by their defeat to Sweden, could reconsider their attacking 4-3-3 formation that provided little threat and handed space to their opponents.
Midfielder Koo Ja-Cheol, who plays at Bundesliga club Augsburg, said players were studying Mexico on their tablets and had identified Hernandez as the major threat.
South Korea XI: Cho, Yong Lee, Jang, Young-Gwon Kim, Park, Jae-Sung Lee, Ki, Koo, Hwang, Shin-Wook Kim, Son
Mexico XI: Ochoa, Salcedo, Ayala, Moreno, Gallardo, Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano, Hernandez