The 2018 World Cup is years away but qualification is well underway. Mexico and Canada, two bitter CONCACAF rivals, will battle for a crucial spot in the next round on March 29. HollywoodLife.com wants you see every single second so click to watch!
Forget Batman V Superman. The real superhero smackdown is between Mexico V Canada. These two North American rivals are fighting for a spot in the 2018 World Cup. Will Mexico be feeling super after their next match, or will Canada come up with their rival’s kryptonite?
The Mexican team is the heavy favorite to win when the Canadians travel to Estadio Azteca in beautiful Mexico City, Mexico. Will team Canada be able to pull off an upset and beat El Tri at home? Or will The Canucks fly back north with another heartbreaking loss. Action kicks off at 10:30 P.M. EST so after you’re checking out some of soccer’s hottest hunks, get ready to watch!
Mexico currently leads in Group A of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football World Cup qualification. Quite a mouthful, right? The qualification process whittles down the 2oo-plus teams to just 32, with only 3 or 4 teams from CONCACAF making the final tournament. So, as you can imagine, every single victory counts. Every fan counts, so show your pride for El Tri by getting your official Mexico football jersey here.
While Canada’s in good shape to advance to the next round, they took a beating when Mexico met the Canucks on their home turf in Vancouver on March 26, losing 3-0 on, according to the CBC. This game may be a repeat of that humiliation, as the Canadians have lost five of the last six times they’ve played in Mexico. They’ve also been outscored 21-2 in the process. Don’t let that get you down — get your official Team Canada scarf here.
“I’m expecting a good team, with a big crowd behind them, to try to put on a show,” Will Johnson, midfielder for Canada, told MLS Soccer.com. “It can’t be too much harder than what they did [Friday]; I thought they were excellent.”
Hector Herrera, 25, and Rafa Marquez, 37, led Mexico to their victory, but Rafa will sit out this game due to an injury, according to the Bleacher Report. But with so many good players, Mexico might be punching their ticket to the next round – and to the World Cup – with this game.
Who do you want to win, HollywoodLifers? Mexico or Canada?