Mexico begin theirparticipation on Tuesday when they face Robert Lewandowski and Poland on Matchday 1. , both look to be vying for second place behind Argentina with Saudi Arabia expected to finish in the cellar. El Tri struggled with consistency in qualifying but did finish ahead of the United States for second place with an 8-4-2 record.
Here’s our storylines, how you can watch the match and more:
How to watch and odds
- Date: Tuesday, Nov. 22 | Time: 11 a.m.ET
- Location: Stadium 974 — Doha, Qatar
- TV: Fox and Telemundo | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
- Odds: Mexico +175; Draw +200; Poland +175 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Mexico: El Tri are without star Jesus Corona after his long-term leg injury sees him miss the entire tournament. That’s a big blow, and this feels like a Mexico team that doesn’t have the level of stars as in prior years. But Hirving Lozano is still there, and he’s been in good form with Napoli. He’ll be tasked with leading this attack, but also keep an eye on how Raul Jimenez does and if a young striker can potentially step up. They will create danger, but the question will be if they have enough of finishing quality to compete in a tricky group.
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Poland: Lewandowski is obviously the superstar in this team, but who can support him? They have a ton of quality at striker but need somebody to be the creative engine. It’s a young midfield where Piotr Zielinski will need to step up big time. The team has five midfielders with under 10 career caps for Poland.
El Tri surprise and get the first goal, but they cannot deny Lewandowski in the end as the teams split the points. Pick: Mexico 1, Poland 1