Mexico begin their 2022 World Cup participation on Tuesday when they face Robert Lewandowski and Poland on Matchday 1. In Group C, both look to be vying for second place behind Argentina with Saudi Arabia expected to finish in the cellar. El Tri struggled with consistency in qualifying but did finish ahead of the United States for second place with an 8-4-2 record.
Robert Lewandowski Poland and Hirving Lozano Mexico
Mexico will play Poland in the group stages of the 2022 Qatar World Cup and we can reveal how to watch this match and provide the latest team news.
The two sides see themselves in Group C, alongside Argentina and Saudi Arabia, so it is not an easy group to get out of. With Argentina favourites in this group, it leaves the other three nations battling for the second and last qualifying spot.
With this in mind, both sides will be wanting to win their first game in order to pick up momentum for the rest of the tournament.
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How to watch and odds
- Date: Tuesday, Nov. 22 | Time: 11 a.m.ET
- Location: Stadium 974 — Doha, Qatar
- TV: Fox and Telemundo | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
- Odds: Mexico +175; Draw +200; Poland +175 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Here’s how that time translates in time zones across the world:
Mexico vs Poland kickoff time
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|New Zealand||05:00 NZDT*|
The 2022 World Cup will be televised in the United States in English by Fox Sports and in Spanish by Telemundo.
For English-language coverage, Fox will show Mexico v Poland. Fox’s play-by-play coverage will feature Ian Darke, Landon Donovan, Rodolfo Landeros. Rules analyst Mark Clattenburg will be on hand to analyze refereeing decisions.
The full English-language play-by-play broadcast teams for Fox throughout the tournament are led by A-team John Strong and Stu Holden, plus other duos like veteran JP Dellacamera paired with analyst Cobi Jones, Derek Rae paired with Aly Wagner, Ian Darke paired with Landon Donovan, and Warren Barton paired with Jacqui Oatley.
Meanwhile, Telemundo will be the home of all Spanish-language World Cup broadcasts in the United States. All Spanish-language World Cup match broadcasts can also be streamed on Peacock, which will air the first 12 matches of the tournament for free. Beginning Nov. 24, the remaining 52 will be available on Peacock Premium.
For Telemundo’s Spanish-language coverage, the lead play-by-play broadcaster will be none other than the legendary Andres Cantor, covering his 12th World Cup. He will be partnered with former Mexican national team player Manuel Sol. Other play-by-play broadcasters for Telemundo coverage include Copan Alvarez, Sammy Sadovnik, and Jorge Calvo. They will all be partnered with analyst Eduardo Bsicayart, who will be covering his fifth World Cup.
How to watch Mexico vs. Poland on streaming or free TV
World Cup 2022 fans in the U.S. have a choice of options when it comes to livestreaming games at the tournament.
You can watch every game on the FOX Sports(opens in a new tab) family of networks, which are the official English-language broadcast partner in the United States.
The Mexico vs. Poland match will be shown on FOX, with broadcasters Telemundo and Universo also showing the game.
Fans who prefer to use live TV streaming services have options including FuboTV, Sling TV(opens in a new tab), YouTube TV(opens in a new tab).
Mexico: El Tri are without star Jesus Corona after his long-term leg injury sees him miss the entire tournament. That’s a big blow, and this feels like a Mexico team that doesn’t have the level of stars as in prior years. But Hirving Lozano is still there, and he’s been in good form with Napoli. He’ll be tasked with leading this attack, but also keep an eye on how Raul Jimenez does and if a young striker can potentially step up. They will create danger, but the question will be if they have enough of finishing quality to compete in a tricky group.
Poland: Lewandowski is obviously the superstar in this team, but who can support him? They have a ton of quality at striker but need somebody to be the creative engine. It’s a young midfield where Piotr Zielinski will need to step up big time. The team has five midfielders with under 10 career caps for Poland.
El Tri surprise and get the first goal, but they cannot deny Lewandowski in the end as the teams split the points. Pick: Mexico 1, Poland 1