Mexico at the 2018 World Cup: Schedule, scores, how to watch Chicharito, TV and live stream, players to watch

The 2018 World Cup is underway. CBS Sports will have you covered for each game, all the important news and more, as well as profiles of all of the teams.

El Tri still can't get past the round of 16. Perhaps Mexico should consider itself lucky that it made it out of the group stage after an epic collapse against Sweden in which it lost 3-0, but a 2-0 loss to Brazil means that once against Mexico will fall just short of a quarterfinal appearance.

It was an impressive showing for Mexico despite losing their last two matches by a combined five goals. They took down the defending world champions in Germany in the opening match and then picked up another win over South Korea. Now, the team will look to the future in 2022 where it will likely feature a few different faces.

Competition history

World Cup appearances: 16
Best finish: Quarterfinals in 1970 and 1986
Last World Cup: Round of 16

Matches

Sunday, June 17: Mexico 1, Germany 0 
Saturday, June 23: Mexico 2, South Korea 1
Wednesday, June 27: Sweden 3, Mexico 0  

Monday, July 2: Brazil 2, Mexico 0 in round of 16

Roster

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Mexico tends do to well during the group stage.  Getty Images

Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liege), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul).

Defenders: Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt), Diego Reyes (Porto), Hector Moreno (Real Sociedad), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Edson Alvarez (America), Jesus Gallardo (Monterrey), Miguel Layun (Sevilla).

Midfielders: Rafael Marquez (Atlas), Hector Herrera (Porto), Jonathan Dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Giovani Dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Andres Guardado (Real Betis), Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt).

Forwards: Javier Hernandez (West Ham), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Oribe Peralta (America), Jesus Manuel Corona (Porto), Carlos Vela (Los Angeles FC), Javier Aquino (Tigres), Hirving Lozano (PSV Eindhoven).

Best Player

Hirving Lozano. The former Pachuca man and now PSV star is attracting interest from the Premier League and La Liga and rightfully saw. "Chucky" may be just 22, but he's an established budding star who has the potential to score a big summer move with a great showing. He's a fine winger who has speed, controls the ball really well and can produce consistently in attack.

Player to watch

Carlos Vela. He fell off the map a bit with his feud with the Mexico FA, but now that he's back, it's a big plus for this team because he's been killing it at Los Angeles FC in Major League Soccer. Vela scored seven goals in his first 11 matches for the MLS new boys and he's looked good doing it. He is healthy, confident and ready to go, and with him on one side and Lozano on the other, Mexico's in good shape in the final third.

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