They needed some last-day help from South Korea, but in the end Mexico was able to advance out of their group for the seventh consecutive time. El Tri now faces a tough task as they look to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 1986 when they take on Brazil.
Brazil topped Group E with two wins and a draw, against Costa Rica, Serbia, and Switzerland, respectively, while Mexico finished second in Group F after wins against Germany and South Korea and a loss to Sweden.
Mexico will be missing Héctor Moreno for this game, as the centerback is suspended for yellow-card accumulation. On the other hand, Brazil will be without Douglas Costa and Marcelo’s participation is in doubt due to a back spasm.
All times Eastern.