Japan and Mexico will face each other in an international friendly match in Austria at the Merkur-Arena on Tuesday at 20:00 (UK Time).
Japan haven’t lost a single game this year, having recorded a 0-0 draw against Cameroon and two consecutive 1-0 wins against Ivory Coast and Panama. They are yet to play a competitive match though, but the same thing can be said about Tuesday’s opponents, Mexico.
The Japanese have looked excellent at the back recently, having kept a clean sheet in each of their last three games. However, in terms of goals, Japan haven’t scored more than one goal in a match since a comfortable 5-0 victory over Hong Kong back in December 2019.
Meanwhile, Mexico haven’t been involved in an official match since a 2-1 home win over Bermuda in the CONCACAF Nations League back in November 2019. The Mexicans have played four friendly games this season,winning three and drawing one. In addition, Mexico have scored at least two goals in three of their last four games. The negative factor is that Mexico have conceded two goals in each of their last two meetings against Algeria and South Korea. The good news is that Mexico have won two of their three previous meetings with Japan while scoring twice in each of these.
Can Japan keep another clean sheet here? Or will Mexico extend their unbeaten run?
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Japan and Mexico’s previous line-ups:
- Japan (vs Panama): Gonda, Itakura, Yoshida, Ueda, Nagatomo, Hasimoto, Shibasaki, Muroya, Kubo, Minamino, Miyoshi.
- Mexico (vs South Korea): Gonzalez Duran, Gallardo, Moreno, Salcedo, Rodriguez, Cordova, Alvares, Rodriguez, Lozano, Jimenez, Corona.
Ritsu Doan and Masaya Okugawa won’t make the trip to Austria for Japan. However, we will likely see Takumi Minamino and Koji Miyoshi leading the attack
Meanwhile, Mexico will be without Jose Juan Macias, Alan Pulido and Erick Gutierrez.
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