Sunday, June 27, 2010

Argentina vs Mexico Time and Live Score: FIFA World Cup 2010

Argentina and Mexico are going to face each other on 27 June at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg in the round of 16 of World Cup Football 2010. While Argentina looks to continue the momentum that they got through 3 wins in the group stage, Mexico would go into the match with the hopes of creating another upset following their 2-0 win over France in the group stage.


The match kicks off at 18:30 and 20:30 local time. As per Mexico time, the match begins at 13:30. Football fans in Argentina can watch the match on TV from 15:30. In the US, the match starts at 14:30 (New York Time) and 10:30 (California time).

Live Score

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Given the current form of Argentina, it seems the Latin Americans would clinch another easy victory over the North Americans. However, Argentina is well aware of the Mexico threat and the Maradona boys would not take their opponents lightly.

Argentina faced Mexico at the same stage in 2006 World Cup in Germany where the Argentines won 2-1 in extra time. However, it was not an easy win for Argentina as the Mexicans pushed them all the way before Maxi Rodríguez scored the winning goal 8 minutes into the extra time.

Mexico may have lost their final group match to Uruguay, but they have players who are playing for several European clubs and can pull the strings for their team. Knowing Argentina’s attacking prowess thanks to Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuaín, Carlos Tévez and Veron, Mexico defense must be rock solid on Sunday.

Argentina won all three matches in the group stage, and thus, reaching the round of 16 as Group B champion. In the first match, they defeated Nigeria 1-0, before clinching a 4-1 victory over South Korea. In their final match, Argentina defeated Greece 2-0.

Mexico’s group stage performance was mixed. While their 2-0 victory over France could suggest their dominance, the 1-0 defeat at the hands of Uruguay indicates something different.

Mexico would most probably miss striker Carlos Vela who is now recovering from his right leg injury sustained during Mexico’s 2-0 win over France. However, they still have a quality strikers in Guillermo Franco.

In the Mexican defense, Francisco Rodríguez and Héctor Moreno would be deployed in the center, while Ricardo Osorio and Carlos Salcido would be playing on the right and left wings respectively.

However, Rafael Márquez, the Barcelona teammate of Messi, would be deployed with the holding role in the midfield and he would have to be at his best if Mexico wants to get rid of Messi threat. Mexican midfield looks pretty much strong in the presence of Torrado, Guardado, Giovani dos Santos and Blanco.

Argentina coach Diego Maradona played some of his bench players against Greece in their final group match. So, it is understandable that he would bring back his regular players for this match. Higuaín and Tevez would start in the up font with Messi playing just behind them at the center. Captain Javier Mascherano, who was rested for the Greece match, would come back and play as the holding midfielder. Ángel di María and Veron would be playing in the two wings.

In the defense, Martín Demichelis and Walter Samuel would play in the center, while Gabriel Heinze and Jonás Gutiérrez would be deployed in the left and right wings respectively.

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