Four years on from their showdown in the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Peru 2005, Brazil and Mexico come face to face again in a vital encounter in Group B. Should they exact revenge for the 3-0 loss they suffered on that occasion, A Seleção could ensure their place in the last 16 and leave the Mexicans on the verge of elimination.
After unexpectedly going down to Switzerland in their first outing in the section, El Tri cannot afford to drop more points along the way. The task of recovering from the disappointment of Saturday's reverse will be far from easy. Coach Jose Luis Gonzalez China is sweating over the fitness of several members of his squad and will definitely be without forward Martin Ponce, who is suspended after receiving a red card against the Swiss.
Just to make the job even more daunting for the Mexicans, they are up against a Brazil side buoyed by a hard-fought 3-2 win over Japan. The South American champions could book their place in the Round of 16 if they win on Tuesday. And aside from that incentive they will also be driven by the desire to repay the Mexicans for the resounding defeat they suffered in the final at Peru 2005.
On that occasion Mexico's so-called Golden Generation, led by the peerless duo of Giovani Dos Santos and Carlos Vela, outshone a Brazil side containing the likes of Anderson and Marcelo to land Mexico's one and only international title to date. Can the CONCACAF outfit repeat the trick or will it be payback time for the boys in yellow?
"We shouldn't let the fact that Mexico lost their first game distract us. They're a great side and they'll fight hard. We have enough talent to get the job done, though, and the key is to keep our concentration and avoid making the kind of mistakes we made against Japan." Brazil captain and defender Gerson.
"Losing our first game hurt but we've learned the lesson and we're ready for what lies ahead. We need to win the next two games to keep going and who better to start against than Brazil?" Mexico midfielder Bryan Leiva.