Brazil vs. Mexico, 2013 Confederations Cup: Preview and TV schedule

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Following their 3-0 demolition of Japan, the Brazil faithful will expect similar results in their second Confederations Cup match against Mexico.

Despite their valiant effort, Mexico kicked off their Confederations Cup campaign with a loss against Italy on Sunday. While a repeat performance would be mildly encouraging, it could also mean their exit from Confederations Cup. Brazil, who comfortably defeated Japan 3-0 in their opener, will like their chances to sink El Tri and potentially dump them out of the tournament, pending the result of Italy-Japan.

Brazil played with Neymar underneath Fred in their first match and the results were encouraging, with Fred setting up Brazil's biggest star for a fantastic 20-yard opening goal. The hosts never looked back after that and never looked to be under too much of a threat from Japan. Mexico entertained in their 2-1 loss to Italy, but were ultimately outclassed.

El Tri tend to bring their best against the world's top sides, but it's tough to see them having much of an answer for Brazil. There simply isn't a single aspect of the game in which they match up well, and it will probably take numerous bad mistakes from the home side for Mexico to avoid defeat.

Match date/time: Wednesday, 3 p.m. ET

Venue: Casteao, Fortaleza, Brazil

TV: ESPN (U.S. - English), Univision (U.S. - Spanish), BBC Three (U.K.), TLN (Canada)

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