South Korea v Mexico - Key Stats

South Korea face Mexico on Saturday in their second match of the tournament in Group F. Let's now have a look at some of the key stats about this game.

Venue; Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don
Capacity; 43,472
Kick off time; (local) 18:00

Key stats:

  • Mexico have reached the last 16 at each of the last six World Cup tournaments.
  • Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has fielded 49 different line-ups in his 49 matches as coach.
  • South Korea have qualified for every World Cup since 1986, making it now nine in a row, with their best performance reaching the semi-final when they were co-hosts with Japan of the 2002 tournament.
  • Only four members of the South Korea squad are based with European clubs. Twelve play their club football locally and another five play in Japan, with one in China and one free agent.
  • Mexico have not won back to back matches at the World Cup since 2002, when they beat Croatia and Ecuador in their first two group matches that year.
  • South Korea have failed to keep a clean sheet in 12 of their last 13 World Cup matches, conceding in each of the last seven games in a row.
  • Rafael Marquez appeared in the opening match for Mexico, making him the third player to play in five separate World Cup tournaments (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018) 

Previous meetings (12):
  • Mexico - 6
  • South Korea - 4 
  • Draws - 2

Their most recent meeting was a friendly in January 2014 which Mexico won 4-0. Their only meeting at a World Cup was in 1998 when the Central Americans won 3-1.

  • Mexico Record in last six matchs - WLWDLW
  • South Korea Record in last six matches - LLDLWL
  • Mexico Goals Scored in Last Six - 5 (for) 3 (against)
  • South Korea Goals Scored in Last Six - 5 (for) 9 (against)

Key Players 

  • Javier Hernández (Mexico - West Ham)
  • Son Heung-Min (South Korea - Tottenham Hotspurs)

Odds - BET365

  • Mexico Win - 7/10
  • Draw - 11/4
  • South Korea - 18/4
  • Son to score and South Korea to win 1-0 - 35/1
  • Hernández and Mexico to win 1-0 - 16/1

*stats from YahooSport, UK-Soccerway and BET365

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