In the World Cup 2018, after defeating world champion Germany, Mexico, who started its campaign, will face South Korea on Saturday to enter the second round.
In the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup, Mexico, who beat the current champions Germany in their first match, is now looking to reach the final 16 in a match against South Korea on Saturday. Mexico is in second place after Sweden in the Group-F with three points in a match.
Now he has a chance to reach the next round. At the same time, South Korea suffered a 0-1 defeat in Sweden in their first match, thanks to which the team is at the bottom of fourth place in the group. Mexico has performed more than expected in the tournament so far and by defeating Germany, it has shocked the whole world.
In Germany and Mexico, no one expected that Mexico would perform something like this. But on the basis of the only goal of his 22-year-old player, Hervig Lojano, in the 35th minute, Mexico opened the account with a win in the competition. This was the first win against Mexico’s Germany since 1985. Mexico has not lost its second match since the World Cup in Argentina in 1978.
In such a situation, the team would like to maintain its record against Korea as well. In the World Cup, Mexico and Korea will face another one-on-one. The two teams were framed for the first time in France in 1998, 20 years ago. In that match, Mexico defeated Korea 3-1. Mexico will try to fight against Korea with a psychological edge. Everyone in this match will be on Javier Hernandez, who is one match away from completing his 50 international matches and he can achieve this feat against Korea.
The 30-year-old Hernandez has scored the most goals for his country so far and Mexico will hope to score against them even against Korea. Mexico is considered to be a contender for the match against Korea because Mexico’s team has never lost to Asian teams in the history of the World Cup. However, the record is set to break and South Korea wants it to be meaningful.
On the other hand, South Korea’s record in the World Cup has not been correct. Since returning to the World Cup in Mexico in 1986, South Korea never won their second match in the tournament. After the defeat of Sweden, the morale of the team has dropped. The team will have great expectations from their star midfielder Sunguyang who will play their 104th match.
In the Asian countries, the only team to make the World Cup semi-final, South Korea got the chance to score a free kick in the 6th minute against Sweden. Kim Shin Wuk tried to reach the shot of Son from a header to the goal post, but he went very far from the net and missed the chance to open South Korea’s account. However, the team would like to take inspiration from the other teams in Asia and inspire them against New Zealand. Korea’s defensive midfielder Jung Wu Young has also repeated this point.