YEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 25 (Reuters) - Mexico will look to add gloss to their World Cup campaign when they face Sweden in their final Group F match on Wednesday, with a win likely to boost the image of their embattled coach Juan Carlos Osorio back home.
Osorio's relationship with the Mexican media has been prickly due to his frequent experimentation with the squad since taking charge in 2015. The Mexican public too have seemed unconvinced by his methods.
ROSTOV, Russia -- Mexico winger Hirving Lozano isn't getting carried away with reports linking him to Barcelona and says he instead wants to focus on El Tri's World Cup campaign.
The 22-year-old PSV Eindhoven player scored Mexico's winner against Germany in the team's Group F opener, added an assist against South Korea, and has become a fan favorite in Russia, earning widespread plaudits for his displays.
But Lozano doesn't want to talk about potentially moving on from the Dutch champions.
MOSCOW -- Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa believes the positive chants directed toward coach Juan Carlos Osorio by fans who have previously called for him to be fired are "very deserved."
"Osorio out" was chanted towards the end of Mexico's farewell friendly victory over Scotland on June 2 in Estadio Azteca, with the Colombian coach unpopular with a significant section of El Tri's fans as the team headed to Russia 2018
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia -- It has not been an easy 2018 for Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez. There had been no goals for Mexico, and a difficult period with club side West Ham United under David Moyes had once again fueled speculation surrounding his future.
But the striker finally managed to reach the 50-goal mark for El Tri on Saturday, becoming the first player in Mexico history to do so. Hernandez's 87-year-old grandfather, Tomas Balcazar, who featured for Mexico at the 1954 World Cup, was in...