LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – When the Mexico vs. Switzerland Olympics 2012 game kicks off this morning (en vivo 9 AM PST), all eyes will be one player: Giovani Dos Santos. Prior to today’s Mexico vs. Switzerland Olympics showdown, Dos Santos has been dominating Group B action. In fact, he remains the only player to score for Mexico this tournament. Mexico coach Luis Fernando Tena, however, has yet to indicate to news if Dos Santos will finally start.
In two previous matches, Tena has drawn Dos Santos from the bench. Santos last made news with a stunning shutout of Gabon on July 29. In Mexico’s second match live in Coventry Stadium, Dos Santos delivered the game winning goal at the sixty-three minute mark. But Dos Santos followed that up with a second goal at the ninety two minute mark.
Mexico’s defense, however, has also impressed news. They kept the strong Gabon team scoreless on Sunday. Can they do the same today? Mexico’s offense, in contrast, still remains in question. Against South Korea, Mexico couldn’t even deliver a single goal.
As a result, a win by Mexico today is critical. For Olympics Group action this week, the top two teams will advance. Mexico and South Korea currently are tied in Group B with four points each. Switzerland and Gabo and tied with one point each. South Korea vs. Gabon will play simultaneously this morning live at Wembley Stadium.
In Mexico finishes in first in Group B today, they will next play the second place team of Group A in the first quarterfinals match. That match will be August 4 at Wembley Stadium, London. But, as news analysts remind fans today, if Mexico advances in second place out of their group, Mexico will then play the winner of Group A at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff also on August 4. Meantime, the standing situation in Group A is still uncertain with Great Britain, Senegal and Uruguay only one point apart.
Today’s Mexico vs. Switzerland game kicks off this morning but is expected to be tape delay for television broadcast. Live results, however, can be watched online HERE.
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