World Cup 2018: Chicharito aiming for second Mexico win


Mexico and Chicharito are aiming for victory over South Korea later on Saturday to maintain their perfect start to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

After upsetting title-holders Germany 1-0 in their first game of the tournament, in which Chicharito assisted Hirving Lozano's winner, El Tri will seek to reach six points to stay at the top of Group F, against a Korean side that lost 1-0 in its opener against Sweden.

It is expected that, after playing the 90 minutes against the World Champions, Chicharito will again be present in the starting XI. The Hammer will be looking to score his first goal of the tournament, and his third in FIFA World Cups, after netting one against France in South Africa 2010 and another against Croatia in Brazil 2014.

At the press conference before the match, Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio expressed his confidence for his team to get the win, and not be overconfident in a match where they are considered heavy favourites.

"I feel that the team is not going to fall into the comfort zone," he said. "We know the challenge that we will face and we are very confident that we will get a victory. The team played a good game against Germany and we want to repeat it this time."

The match will be played in Rostov-on-Don at 6pm local time (4pm BST).