Jun 6, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Mexico midfielder Hector Herrara (6) leaps in the air to control the ball against Portugal during the second half of an international friendly at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

El Tri: When does Mexico play in the World Cup?


The 2014 World Cup kicks off on Thursday when Brazil and Croatia, both in Group A, square off after the opening ceremony. It is the only game being played on Thursday as well, so when does Mexico, who is also in Group A, play their first game?

Here is their line up of games:

Friday, June 13

Noon: Mexico vs. Cameroon at Estadio das Dunas, Natal (ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes / Univision)

Tuesday, June 17

3 p.m.: Brazil vs. Mexico at Estádio Castelao, Fortaleza (ESPN / ESPN Deportes / Univision)

Monday, June 23

4 p.m.: Croatia vs. Mexico at Arena Pernambuco, Recife (ESPN / Univision)

Now should they advance to the knockout rounds, and round of 16, they would play in one of these two games depending on where they finished first or second in the group.

Saturday, June 28

Noon: 1A vs. 2B at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte (ABC)

Sunday, June 29

Noon: 1B vs. 2A at Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza (ESPN)

Mexico is in a group with host nation Brazil, Croatia and Cameroon. It is a group they could easily advance from which would be an impressive feat after a lackluster qualifying run that saw them squeak into the World Cup via a playoff win over New Zealand.

They needed some late goals from the United States to put them in the game, it was the game that gave us the famous “America, we love you” call from the Mexican broadcasters.

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