New Zealand and Mexico square off in the second leg of their World Cup play-off. This time from Wellington, New Zealand. Because of the time difference that means it will air at 1:00 am eastern time, and only the most dedicated of fans will probably stay up for this one. That is because most Mexico fans feel pretty confident about their lead in the play-off, they bring a 5-1 aggregate to New Zealand.
Mexico coach Miguel Herrera said his team is even more determined for the second leg. They’re not going to sit back and play defensively and sit on their lead, they’ll attack like they did in the first leg.
“We are going in with the idea that this is 0-0 and we aren’t going to risk anything,” Herrera said, via ESPN FC. “We are going into this match with the same attitude of being as or even more determined than we were in the previous match.”
Herrera is pulling double duty coaching Mexico and the Club America team. There was some speculation that he might rest his clubs players thinking about Mexican League games after the international break. He assured supporters that wasn’t the case and all his attention and energy was on getting Mexico into the World Cup.
Date: November 20
Start Time: 1:00 a.m. ET
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Stadium: Wellington Regional Stadium
TV Info: ESPN, UniMas, Univision Deportes
Live Stream: ESPN 3, or Watch ESPN App, Univision Deportes en Vivo
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