Looking to continue the momentum after a massive win over Germany to open the World Cup, Mexico takes on South Korea inside Rostov Arena on Saturday.
In the United States, the game is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. ET and will be broadcast on both Fox (English broadcast) and Telemundo (Spanish broadcast). If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch the game–and every other World Cup game–live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Fox (live in most markets) and Telemundo are both included in the “Fubo Premier” bundle, which has a channel package that is largely tailored towards international soccer fans. With FuboTV, World Cup live streams are available in 4K. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch any World Cup game live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch the game live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch any World Cup game up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including both Fox (live in most markets) and Telemundo. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch every World Cup game live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch the game live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials), allowing you to watch any game after it airs.
Fox (but not Telemundo) is included in the “Sling Blue” package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of both, and you can then watch any World Cup game live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch a game live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Mexico, of course, began their 2018 World Cup with one of the biggest wins of the opening matches, taking down defending champion Germany, 1-0. If they can secure another victory, El Tri–who sit tied with Sweden atop Group F–will essentially guarantee a spot in the Round of 16 for the seventh consecutive World Cup.
As for South Korea, they are in much more of a dire situation after losing 1-0 to Sweden. A loss would all but eliminate them from knockout stage contention (in that scenario, they would need Germany and Mexico both to beat Sweden, then they would have to beat Germany by enough goals to pass both Sweden and Germany in goal differential), while even a draw still leaves them in a somewhat precarious position.
So, two teams with two very different mindsets heading into this one.
Mexico is the betting favorite, and it would be extremely difficult to argue for anything else after El Tri’s tremendous performance against Germany, but teams with their backs against the wall can be dangerous. And that’s exactly what South Korea will be on Saturday.
No matter the final result, though, one thing is clear. With South Korea’s need to earn three points, and with Mexico’s ability on the counter-attack, this should be a wide-open, entertaining game.