The El Tri started the tournament with the 2-2 draw against Portugal, leaving no surprises.A�Despite the match ending in a draw, Mexico showed potential; and it does seem like they can rake in an easy victory to get ahead inA�Group A.
The Kiwis, on the other hand, endured an embarrassing 2-0 loss in their opening match against Russia.A�They will be eager to make things right while playing Mexico, but that is likely to be an uphill task for them.
This is their fourth appearance at this event and their search for a win continues. The All Whites have now lost 9 of their 10 matches in the tournament alongside a draw; having scored just twice during the period.
Osorio is expected to stick with the same eleven that performed brilliantly in the 2-2 draw against Portugal. However, the place of Benfica forward Raul Jimenez is under threat; with Giovanni dos Santos making a push into the starting eleven.
Mexico captain Rafa Marquez a�� who is currently 38-years-old a�� will likely start against New Zealand. If that happens, he will become the second-oldest player in Confederations Cup history.
With little options in the bench, Anthony Hudsonwill start with the same eleven who lost 2-0 against Australia in the group opener.A�The Kiwisa�� defence will have to be strong enough to restrict Hernandez. The midfield needs to create opportunities for star striker Chris Wood to score goals.
Mexico -A�Alfredo Talavera; Diego Reyes, Nestor Araujo, Oswaldo Alanis, Luis Reyes; Marco Fabian, Rafael Marquez, a��Gio Dos Santos; Javier Aquino, Javier Hernandez, Hirving Lozano.
New Zealand -A�Stefan Marinovic; Tom Doyle, Tommy Smith, Andrew Durante, Themi Tzimopoulos, Michael Boxall; Ryan Thomas, Bill Tuiloma, Michael McGlinchey; Chris Wood, Marco Rojas.