Mexican players are days away from beginning their World Cup journey, but before flying to Qatar they face a final preen-up against Sweden.
Gerardo Martino’s side lack headline names but is preparing for the tournament hoping to pull out some shocks.
The Swedes failed to reach Qatar, finishing runners-up in their group before heartbreak against Poland in the qualification playoff final. They have been on a poor run of form since but retain plenty of quality.
Martino has one last chance to assess his players, and Sweden will be intent on disrupting his preparation.
Mexico’s final match before the World Cup will take place at the Estadio Municipal Montilivi in Girona, Spain against No. 25-ranked Sweden. El Tri will travel to Qatar the following day.
Mexico will travel to Qatar without outcast Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and his LA Galaxy team-mate Julian Araujo, and instead is headlined by Napoli’s Hirving Lozano.
Their biggest injury concern is Wolves star Raul Jimenez, who has been named in Mexico’s World Cup squad despite missing 11-straight Premier League fixtures with hip problems.
Mexico (4-3-3): Ochoa (GK) — Sanchez, Montes, Moreno, Gallardo — Rodriguez, Gutierrez, Guardado — Antuna, Gimenez, Lozano.
Sweden will be without frontman Alexander Isak this month, with the Newcastle star sidelined with hamstring trouble. Left-back Ludwig Augustinsson is also out with the same injury.
Janne Andersson experimented regularly with his formation during the Nations League and could be equally as unpredictable in Girona.
Sweden (4-4-2): Olsen(GK) — Andersson, Hien, Lindelof, Gudmundsson — Elanga, Olsson, Karlstrom, Forsberg — Kulusevski, Quaison.
You can watch the game online for free on Azteca 7 (1:00 PM Mexico City time)