Mexico vs Russia 24/6/2017
Mexico need just one point to advance, while hosts Russia will be forced to go all out for the win. Simple enough. But the Mexicans will have to head into this showdown at Kazan without their first-choice central defensive pairing of Hector Moreno and Carlos Salcedo. Russia were downed by an early Cristiano Ronaldo goal but fought back courageously in the closing stages as they chased an equaliser. They pelted 10 shots, but none were on target. No.9 Fyodor Smolov was the main culprit, squandering four good chances. The Russian Premier League top scorer need to make amends here, and there’s no second chance.