Mexico vs Sweden: Live blog, text commentary, line-ups, stream and TV channel

Javier Hernandez Mexico South Korea World Cup 2018
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10 mins until KO: The pair meet for the 10th time in their history today and only the second time at the World Cup. They faced off in their opening group stage match of Sweden 1958, when the hosts won 3-0 on their way to a best-ever finish as runner-up to Brazil.

Subs: Pontus Jansson, Emil Krafth, Gustav Svensson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Isaac Thelin, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Oscar Hiljemark, Jimmy Durmaz, Marcus Rohden, Martin Olsson, Filip Helander, John Guidetti

SWEDEN (4-4-2): Robin Olsen; Mikael Lustig, Andreas Granqvist, Victor Lindelof, Ludwig Augustinsson; Albin Ekdal, Sebastian Larsson, Viktor Claesson, Emil Forsberg; Ola Toivonen, Marcus Berg

Subs: Oribe Peralta, Rafael Marquez, Giovani dos Santos, Erick Gutierrez, Jesus Manuel Corona, Raul Jimenez, Hugo Ayala, Jesus Corona, Marco Fabian, Javier Aquino, Jonathan dos Santos, Alfredo Talavera

MEXICO (4-5-1): Guillermo Ochoa; Carlos Salcedo, Hector Moreno, Edson Alvarez, Jesus Gallardo; Hirving Lozano, Andres Guardado, Miguel Layun, Hector Herrera, Carlos Vela; Javier Hernandez

20 mins until KO: Team news now and both coaches keep faith with their previous selections; Mexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio and Sweden coach Jan Olof Andersson name the same starting XIs as they did against South Korea and Germany respectively.

So, the permutations then: Mexico need only a point to go through to the round of 16 and such a result would also see them top Group F. If they lose to Sweden and Germany defeat South Korea by a two-goal margin, then it will be they who go through instead of Mexico. South Korea themselves still have an outside chance; they would need to defeat Germany and hope that Mexico prevail against Sweden with a two-goal margin to book an unlikely place in the next stage of the tournament.

30 mins until KO: El Tri sit at the top of the table heading into today’s vital match, and can qualify with a single point from today’s tie. But with both their opponents and Germany – who face winless South Korea – breathing down their neck, they cannot afford to slip up; a loss could very well spell the end of their World Cup campaign, despite two impressive opening wins.

45 mins until KO: Hello and welcome to live text commentary of the Group F match between Mexico and Sweden at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Squads & Team News

Mexico XI: Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Layun, Herrera, Guardado; Vela, Hernandez, Lozano

Mexico Subs: J. Dos Santos, Fabian, Castro, Gutierrez, Aquino, G. Dos Santos, Peralta, Jimenez, Marquez, Talavera

Sweden XI: Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Granqvist, Augustinsson; Claesson, Larsson, Ekdal, Forsberg; Berg, Toivonen

Sweden Subs: Krafth, Helander, Guidetti, Olsson, Hiljemark, Svensson, Jansson, Nordfeldt, Durmaz, Rohden, Johnsson, Theilin

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
FOX / Telemundo fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BBC   or streamed live online using the BBC iPlayer.

UK TV channel Online stream
BBC Two BBC iPlayer