Mexico are one of the dangerous teams in the Copa America, and a win over Uruguay in their first game must have given them a huge boost to perform even better in the competition. Mexico will hope for a similar result as they prepare to face Jamaica at the Rose Bowl on Thursday.
Mexico can, more or less, guarantee their knockout berth with a win against Jamaica, who are second favourite to emerge victorious. Mexico showed great character in their win against Uruguay as the game was tied at 1-1 at one point of time, but two quick goals in the latter stages of the match helped them seal a win.
They are a confident team under coach Juan Carlos Osorio, who has helped Mexico play some beautiful football, most importantly producing results in their favour. Hence, fans are taking note of Mexico's rapid progress under Osorio, though it might be too early to make anything out of it.
Mexico striker Raul Jimenez was full of praise for his coach, who comes up with different game plans, making them a difficult team to predict.
"He always tries to find a way to try to do damage to the opponent. He is very specific in his work, we have trained in a very different way for the game against Uruguay than Jamaica. He gives us the weak spots that [the opposition] may have and things that we also have to counter [in the opposition]," espn.in quoted the striker as saying.
''For everyone, in every position, there is an intense fight at the training sessions. These are Osorio's decisions, and whoever is better and fulfils his needs will take a spot in the starting line-up.''
The way Mexico have played in their last few matches under Osorio, they are expected to top the group with flying colours, and reach the knockout stages without a loss. Their real test would lie in the last eight where they are expected to battle it out against tougher teams.
However, they should take one game at a time and concentrate solely on Jamaica for the time being. Jamaica do not come into match as a confident unit, after losing to Venezuela in their opening game. Jamaica lost 1-0, and they should be aware of the quality opposition, Mexico, who can thrash them if they do not shine on Thursday.
To make things worse for Jamaica, Rodolph Austin will not be available for the game as he received a red card against Venezuela in their last fixture. This match also gives Jamaica a great chance to take revenge for their Gold Cup 2015 final loss against Mexico, who won 3-1.
Where to watch live
Mexico vs Jamaica is all set for a 7:30 a.m. IST (10 p.m ET, 3 a.m. ET) start. All the live streaming and TV options below, with the official links.
India: TV:Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD. Live Streaming:Sony Liv.
USA: TV:Fox Sports 1. Live Streaming:FoxSoccer2Go.
South America/Latin America: TV:DirecTV. Live Streaming:DirecTV live.
UK: TV:Premier Sports. Live Streaming:Premier Player.
Mexico: TV:Univision, TDN, Azteca.
Australia, France and Spain: TV:Bein Sports Live Streaming:Bein Sports Connect.
Singapore:Singtel. Live Streaming:Singtel Go.