When Egypt meets next-door neighbours Saudi Arabia in their last group match, it will be all or nothing for both teams. Only the winner of this crucial clash of continental champions is almost sure of qualifying for a semifinal spot.
Egypt could possibly go through with a draw (if Mexico beats Bolivia in the second match of the night). Interestingly enough, the two Arab footballing giants met only once in the recent past, drawing 0-0 in a1988 friendly game played in Jordan.
Mexico's team will seek to reconcile their fans and the press after thesurprising lapse of concentration in the second half of the game against Egypt on Tuesday night. Manuel Lapuente‘s squad, however, looks still set to stay on course for the semifinal match at the Azteca.