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World Cup Today: Monday
June 23rd, 2014 2:47AM

TAGS:  mexico, world cup 2014


[BRAZIL 2014] Mexico plays Croatia Monday with a berth in the second round on the line for a winner. In case of a tie, El Tri will go through. It hasn't given up a goal in its first two games, but Croatia coach Niko Kovac doesn't believe that will last long, saying ''if anyone's knees should be trembling,'' it should be those of the El Tri.

Responded Mexico coach Miguel Herrera, "Mexico has played a World Cup in which we've proven we have an attitude of determination. It is a robust team. It is a team that has not conceded goals. It is a team that is doing things right."

Guillermo Ochoa, who stopped Brazil with several world-class saves in their 0-0, will lead an unchanged squad.

Croatia lost to Brazil, 3-1, but recovered to blast Cameroon, 4-0.

Monday ...

June 23 in Curitiba
Group B: Australia vs. Spain
ESPN2, UniMas/Galavision noon ET
June 23 in Sao Paulo
Group B: Netherlands vs. Chile
ESPN, Univision/UDN noon ET
June 23 in Brasilia
Group A: Cameroon vs. Brazil
ESPN2, UniMas/Galavision 4 p.m. ET
June 23 in Recife
Group A: Croatia vs. Mexico
ESPN, Univision/UDN 4 p.m. ET

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