It’s do or die time for Mexico, the United States and Canada at the World Cup in Qatar this weekend.
All three nations play the second of their first-round games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with wins, or ties at the very minimum, essential for any chance of advancing to round of 16.
After tying 0-0 with Poland in their opening game, Mexico’s players will take to the field against Argentina on Saturday, November 26, 1 p.m., knowing that a loss would put El Tri on the brink of elimination from the tournament.
An added complication is that Argentina, one of the pre-tournament favorites, lost to minnows Saudi Arabia in their first game—a remarkable result and one of the competition’s greatest ever upsets. Nothing less than a win will suffice for Argentina, whose players—led by superstar Leo Messi—will come out fighting for their lives and hungry for goals, meaning Mexico will need to be on top of their game to avoid defeat.