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ESPN FC's Sebi Salazar and Herc Gomez discuss the magnitude of South Korea-Mexico for Juan Carlos Osorio and who the difference maker could be for El Tri. ESPN's Tom Marshall discusses why Mexico must refocus after their Germany win to beat South Korea. Despite the fact that Mexico has had a brilliant start to the World Cup, numerous questions remain ahead of El Tri's next match against South Korea. Before Saturday's game kicks off, let's dive into the three most prominent talking points for the national team. 1. What will be the extent of player rotations? Whether fans like them or not, the rotations will be happening for Mexico. With manager Juan Carlos Osorio at the helm, El Tri has gone through a total of 49 different lineups in his 49 games...
The Sportscenter Mexico crew discuss El Tri's latest fine for "discriminatory and insulting chants" against Germany and how to stop them. ESPN FC's Sebi Salazar and Herc Gomez discuss the magnitude of South Korea-Mexico for Juan Carlos Osorio and who the difference maker could be for El Tri. This article originally ran on ESPN Mexico and has been translated from Spanish. ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia -- Mexico's toughest opponent in this World Cup doesn't play on the field. That game is being played in the stands, and El Tri is losing because there is no way to make use of manager Juan Carlos Osorio's bevy of rotations there. The recent fine levied by FIFA upon Mexico in response to fans' chants of "¡Ehhh, pu--!" in the opener against Germany has put officials of the national team's...
Switzerland moved ahead of Serbia in Group E thanks to a dramatic second-half comeback with goals by Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri.
Serbia Switzerland 1 2 FT Match 26 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats World Cup: Granit Xhaka (52') Serbia 1-1 Switzerland World Cup: Aleksandar Mitrovic (5') Serbia 1-0 Switzerland Xherdan Shaqiri scored a late winner to help Switzerland stun Serbia 2-1 in their second Group E game on Friday. The result puts the Swiss, who are guaranteed to advance with a win in their final game, level on points (four) with first-place Brazil in the group, while Serbia slump to third after winning their opening match against Costa Rica. Serbia went in front in the fifth minute when Aleksandar Mitrovic, after missing a header moments earlier, rose above a Swiss defender and wonderfully...
World Cup: Xherdan Shaqiri (90') Serbia 1-2 Switzerland
After disappointing in their opener, Nigeria turned on the style against Iceland and revived their hopes of reaching the last 16.
ESPN FC's Stewart Robson breaks down the adjustments Gernot Rohr made to help Nigeria overcome Iceland and blow Group D wide open. The Thunderclap At the first double-drumbeat the stadium suddenly goes hush; the "Hoo!" follows a split second later. Still a hush. It's like the first footstep of the T-Rex in Jurassic Park. Everyone is on edge. Then the next, about ten seconds later. Then another, a second faster; and so on until by the tenth it's rapid-fire. I counted 30 before it broke down into the general noise of a football crowd. Iceland's fans - called Tolfan, for twelve, or "twelfth man" - debuted the Thunderclap at...
MOSCOW -- Argentina's Ministry of Security on Friday identified the four fans who attacked two Croatian supporters after Argentina's loss to
It looked like VAR's penalty reversal would cap a difficult day for Neymar. However, Brazil eventually found a way to see off Costa Rica and he found a goal, all of which explained his full-time reaction. Gab Marcotti »
Neymar wrote that "talk is cheap" but it's harder to deliver after Brazil escaped their second World Cup game with a 2-0 win over Costa Rica
Ahmed Musa scored two superb goals as Nigeria jump-started their World Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over Iceland in Group D on Saturday. The
Tim Cahill will feel "frustrated" at being an unused substitute in Russia but there is no guarantee Australia's World Cup hero will play in
ST PETERSBURG, Russia -- Three quick points following Brazil's 2-0 win over Costa Rica, which featured a glorious use of
Lucas Torreira has said Arsenal are "one of the most important" clubs in the world, but indicated that his move to the Emirates Stadium from
An audio clip reportedly of Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, a former midfielder for Argentina, has gone viral after he
The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the
Cesc Fabregas has played down the contribution of Cristiano Ronaldo at the World Cup and said that Argentina's struggles are not all Lionel
Mohamed Salah will not leave the World Cup early despite Egypt's elimination from the competition with one group game remaining, the
Gab dancing around on camera. Sebastian Salazar admitting he was wrong. The World Cup has resulted in plenty of funny moments on ESPN FC this week.
While examining Raf Honigstein's projected XI for Germany against Sweden, the FC crew explain why Joachim Low needs to make changes to his lineup.
Video assistant referees (VARs) have hit the headlines in Russia. We look at every decision a referee has had to make when directed to review
Despite Serbia controlling play early, the organization of Switzerland led to two second-half goals to give them a deserving win.
ESPN announcer Ricardo Ortiz joins the FC crew to discuss Argentina's World Cup, the problems with Jorge Sampaoli and his sympathy for Lionel Messi.
Ahmed Musa scored twice in a blood and thunder performance from Nigeria's Super Eagles which propelled them to a 2-0 win over Iceland in Volgograd on Friday. Musa struck early in the second half, and again midway through the period to give the Nigerians a handy lead. Iceland squandered an opportunity to make things interesting at the end when they missed a penalty with seven minutes to go. However, it was more than the shoreline that gladdened Nigerian hearts in the stadium and back home. Here are...
Charlie Gibson sets out to find the answer to the question on everyone's lips - who is the GOAT??? Learn from the best as ESPN meets future England stars Phil Foden, Ryan Sessegnon and Mason Mount in Russia. Could it really be true?! Charlie Gibson heads out to investigate... The second round of games in the World Cup group stage is now under way. Find out what each nation has to do to qualify for the knockout stage ahead of the final round of matches. Already qualified: Russia, Uruguay, France, Croatia Already eliminated: Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Peru, Costa Rica The first tiebreakers are goal difference and goals scored rather than head to head (see full breakdown at the foot of the page). GROUP A - Russia are through and will top the group if they avoid defeat...
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Tite became the second coach to pick up an unexpected injury at the World Cup when he pulled a muscle celebrating