CONCACAF Gold Cup 2023: Get live score, updates, lineups, and result of Mexico vs Qatar match
Mexico aims for third win in a row against Qatar.
Mexico will aim to secure their third consecutive victory under new interim manager Jaime Lozano when they face Qatar in their final group stage match of the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The match will take place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
After an impressive 4-0 win against Honduras in their debut match, Mexico faced a tougher challenge against Haiti but managed to secure a 3-1 victory with a strong second-half performance. This win guaranteed their spot in the quarterfinals, and Lozano has stated that he will rest his key players for the match against Qatar.
Qatar, the host of the 2022 World Cup, is participating in the Gold Cup as a guest nation representing the Asian soccer confederation. However, they have not had a successful start to the tournament, suffering a 2-1 loss to Haiti and a 1-1 draw against Honduras, both marred by controversial referee decisions according to manager Carlos Queiroz. Qatar must win against Mexico to have a chance of advancing to the next stage.
Queiroz expressed his frustration with the referee decisions in the previous matches and stated that his team deserves more respect. He called for an explanation from the officials regarding the missed handball in their last game.
The Sporting News will provide live coverage of the Mexico vs. Qatar match, including score updates, commentary, and highlights.
In the Gold Cup, only the top two teams from each group advance to the quarterfinals.
Mexico's projected starting lineup for the match is as follows: Jose Antonio Rodriguez (GK), Julian Araujo, Israel Reyes, Johan Vasquez, Gerardo Arteaga, Carlos 'Charly' Rodriguez, Edson Alvarez, Luis Chavez, Diego Lainez, Santiago Gimenez, Roberto Alvarado.
Qatar will be missing two key starters for the match: Yusuf Abdulrisag, who is suspended due to a red card, and Bassam Al Rawi, who is suspended for accumulating two yellow cards. Star forward Almoez Ali is also out of the tournament due to injury.
The projected starting lineup for Qatar is as follows: Meshaal Barsham (GK), Musab Khoder, Ahmed Suhail, Tarek Salman, Homam Ahmed, Jassim Gaber, Ahmed Fatehi, Moustafa Mashal, Mohammed Waad, Tameem Al Abdullah, Hazem Shehata.
The match can be watched in the USA on FS1 (English) and Univision and TUDN (Spanish), with streaming available on Fubo. Canadian viewers can watch the match on Telus Optik TV (Channel 980) and stream it on Fubo Canada and the OneSoccer site and app.
Mexico is heavily favored to win the match, but it is worth considering that they will be fielding their backup players who have not had much game time together. Qatar, on the other hand, will be playing with nothing to lose and will be desperate for a win to keep their quarterfinal hopes alive. Both teams scoring could be a likely outcome in this open and high-stakes match.