World Cup 2010: Mexico vs. Argentina Live Stream [UPDATED]
Argentina takes on Mexico tonight at Soccer City in Johannesburg in a rematch of a hard-fought Round of 16 encounter from the 2006 World Cup in Germany. La Albiceleste won that game on a jaw-dropping volley from Maxi Rodriguez in extra time, and now Mexico will avenge its loss to the South Americans.
Argentina was one of only two teams to advance from the group stages with a perfect record, and coach Diego Maradona said he would field his “best team,” featuring FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi along with Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain and Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez up-front when they meet Javier Aguirre’s side.
Stopping Messi, the reigning FIFA World Player of the Year, has to be the number one priority of any opponents of La Albiceleste and Mexico could have no better man to organize the shackling.
The Mexicans have never made it past the last 8 — and they haven’t even made it that far in 24 years. In previous encounters, the Argentines have 11 wins compared to El Tri’s four with ten games drawn.
Meanwhile, the two-time champions are likely to be without Inter Milan defender Walter Samuel, who was injured against South Korea in their previous match. Nicolas Burdisso is expected to continue in his place against the Mexicans.
The match kicks-off at 20:30 CET (2:30 p.m. ET). The winner of this game will meet Germany in the quarterfinals.
UPDATE: Carlos Tevez scored a brace and Gonzalo Higuain added another goal as Argentina crushed Mexico 3-1 to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals.