10 interesting stats ahead of Mexico vs Croatia

0 – Mexico are one of only two nations along with Nigeria to have kept clean sheets in both their opening matches.

1 – A 0-0 draw for Mexico would see them become only the second nation to reach the second round after scoring just one goal in the group stage. Poland achieved this in 1986.

1 – Mexico won the only previous World Cup match between these two nations back in 2002 with a second-half penalty from Cuauhtémoc Blanco.

1 – Mexico have only won more than 1 game once in their last five World Cup appearances. They have reached the round of 16 on each occasion.

2 – Mario Mandžukić became the first Croatian to score two goals in a single game at a World Cup during their 4-0 thrashing of Cameroon in the last game.

4 – Croatia’s four goals versus Cameroon in their last game was more than they’d scored in their last five World Cup games combined (3).

6 – Mexico have progressed past the group stage of the last six World Cups they have participated in.

24 – Mexico have lost more games than any nation in the history of the World Cup.

25% – Croatia’s 4-0 win over Cameroon was only their second win in their last eight World Cup matches.

30 – Mexico have only won 7 of 30 World Cup games against European nations.

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