Mexico and Italy will continue the Group A action at the 2013 Confederations Cup on Sunday afternoon, after host nation Brazil was able to open up with a dominating performance over japan in their first match of the tournament.
For Italy, there are some injury concerns surrounding two of their brightest young stars — triker Mario Balotelli and winger Stephan El Sharaaw — so it will be interesting to see if their front line will be at full strength against El Tri. Mexico has struggled offensively in their recent outings, but you can never underestimate their attack and Italy could find themselves in some serious trouble if they are without Balotelli of Sharaaw in the afternoon match.
With two of the top international teams in the world, this has the makings of a must-see game.
How can you catch all of the action without missing a beat? We’ve got you covered with all of the necessary action you will need to tune in to the Mexico vs. Italy opening match.
Date: Sunday, June 16
Start Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue: Estádio do Maracanã
TV Info: ESPN
Live Stream: ESPN3.com
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