Saudi Arabia vs Mexico: Lineups & LIVE updates

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All to play for as Saudi Arabia and Mexico face each other in a crucial encounter

Saudi Arabia surprised the world with an amazing comeback victory against tournament favourites Argentina, however, their happiness was short-lived as they succumbed to a defeat to Poland in the next game. Mexico were labelled by many as certified runners-up in Group C but haven't won a game in this World Cup. Both teams could still book a place in the knockout stages but will have to overcome many hurdles.

If Saudi Arabia were to qualify it would be the second time in their history that they made it past the group stages. They last played beyond the first round of games in 1994 and would be hoping to make a deep run than they did back then. However, it won't be such an easy task.

Mexico are unbeaten in all games against Mexico, having won thrice and drawn once. The fact that Saudi Arabia have only kept one cleansheet in their last eighteen World Cup games would make them more optimistic about securing all three points once again. However, their own record in the tournament isn't that great recently, with the Mexicans on a winless run of 4 matches. They can't take anything for granted.

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Saudi Arabia vs Mexico confirmed lineups

Saudi Arabia XI (4-1-4-1): Al-Owais; Al-Tambakti, Al-Bulaihi, Al-Amri, Abdulhamid; Al-Hassan; Al-Dawsari, Kanno, Al-Ghanam, Al-Buraikan; Al-Shehri.

Mexico XI (4-3-3): Ochoa; Gallardo, Moreno, Montes, Sanchez; Chavez, Alvarez, Pineda; Vega, Lozano, Martin

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico LIVE updates

Mexico's upcoming fixtures

If Mexico were to qualify they are likely to do so as runners-up of Group C. They are likely to face France in the Ro16 on December 4th.