Saudi Arabia and Mexico go into their final Group C game knowing that they both still have a chance of progressing to the knockout stages of the World Cup.
In the case of the Mexicans, they will have to show a vast improvement on the performances that have seen them pick up just one point from their two games so far.
As for Saudi Arabia, they will be hoping to recapture the spirit of the shock win over Argentina with which they kicked off this tournament.
Below are the projected lineups for both teams ahead of a massive World Cup clash.
Mexico vs Saudi Arabia lineups
Gerardo Martino has refused to blame his strikers for Mexico's failure to find the back of the net across their two World Cup outings thus far.
El Tri are goalless in 180 minutes in Qatar, and need to end that dry spell if they are to have any chance of reaching the knockout stages.
But Martino has defended his goal-shy attackers, saying: "Right now, this is serious because we need to score in the game tomorrow. What happened during the last year was due to different reasons, as we had our attacking players facing physical issues.
"Some of them are in good condition at the World Cup, but this is not just about attackers. We all share our responsibilities. It is up to the whole team, not just certain positions."
Saudi Arabia predicted starting 11
Saudi Arabia (4-5-1, right to left): 21. Al-Owais (GK) — 12. Abdulhamid, 4. Al Amri, 5. Al Bulayhi, 2. Al-Ghannam — 9. Al-Buraikan 23. Kanno, 8. Al-Hassan, 16. Al-Najei, 10. Al-Dawsari — 11. Al-Shehri
- Injured: Al-Shahrani, Al-Burayk, Al-Faraj
- Suspended: Al-Malki
Saudi Arabia are without Yasser Al-Shahrani, Mohammed Al-Burayk and Salman Al-Faraj for this one due to injuries.
They will also be denied the services of midfielder Abdulelah Al-Malki after he picked up a second yellow card last time out. Ali Al-Hassan could replace him.
Mexico predicted starting 11
(4-3-3, right to left): 13. Ochoa (GK) — 2. Nestor Araujo, 3. Montes, 15. Moreno, 23. Gallardo — 16. Herrera, 17. Pineda, 24. Chavez — 22. Lozano, 11. Funes Mori, 10. Vega
- Injured: None
- Suspended: None
Despite Martino's protestations, there are suggestions that Rogelio Funes Mori could get his first start up top ahead of Henry Martin and an out-of-sorts Raul Jimenez.
A return to a 4-3-3 shape is also likely, while Orbelin Pineda may well come into the midfield at the expense of Andres Guardado.
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico World Cup squads
Here are the names on Saudi Arabia and Mexico's World Cup squad lists in Qatar (caps correct as of start of Qatar 2022):
Saudi Arabia World Cup squad
|GK||21||Mohamed Al-Owais||Al Hilal (KSA)||31||33|
|GK||22||Nawaf Al-Aqidi||Al Nassr (KSA)||22||0|
|GK||1||Mohammed Al-Yami||Al Ahli (KSA)||25||7|
|DEF||13||Yasser Al-Shahrani||Al Hilal (KSA)||30||61|
|DEF||5||Ali Al-Boleahi||Al Hilal (KSA)||32||28|
|DEF||4||Abdulelah Al-Amri||Al Nassr (KSA)||25||13|
|DEF||3||Abdullah Madu||Al Nassr (KSA)||29||12|
|DEF||17||Hassan Tambakti||Al Shabab (KSA)||23||11|
|DEF||2||Sultan Al-Ghannam||Al Nassr (KSA)||28||17|
|DEF||6||Mohammed Al-Burayk||Al Hilal (KSA)||30||28|
|DEF||12||Saud Abdulhamid||Al Hilal (KSA)||23||14|
|MID||7||Salman Al-Faraj||Al Hilal (KSA)||33||56|
|MID||26||Riyadh Sharahili||Abha (KSA)||29||2|
|MID||15||Ali Al-Hassan||Al Nassr (KSA)||25||9|
|MID||23||Mohamed Kanno||Al Hilal (KSA)||28||25|
|MID||8||Abdulelah Al-Malki||Al Hilal (KSA)||28||16|
|MID||16||Sami Al-Najei||Al Nassr (KSA)||25||14|
|MID||14||Abdullah Otayf||Al Hilal (KSA)||30||37|
|MID||24||Nasser Al-Dawsari||Al Hilal (KSA)||23||8|
|MID||20||Abdulrahman Al-Obood||Al Ittihad (KSA)||27||1|
|MID||10||Salem Al-Dawsari||Al Hilal (KSA)||31||53|
|MID||19||Hattan Bahebri||Al Shabab (KSA)||30||30|
|FWD||25||Haitham Asiri||Al Ahli (KSA)||21||4|
|FWD||11||Saleh Al-Shehri||Al Hilal (KSA)||29||10|
|FWD||9||Firas Al-Buraikan||Al Fateh (KSA)||22||20|
Mexico World Cup squad
|GK||12||Rodolfo Cota||Club Leon (MEX)||35||8|
|GK||13||Guillermo Ochoa||Club America (MEX)||37||132|
|GK||1||Alfredo Talavera||FC Juarez (MEX)||40||40|
|DEF||26||Kevin Alvarez||Pachuca (MEX)||23||8|
|DEF||2||Nestor Araujo||Club America (MEX)||31||63|
|DEF||6||Gerardo Arteaga||Genk (BEL)||24||17|
|DEF||23||Jesus Gallardo||Monterrey (MEX)||28||79|
|DEF||3||Cesar Montes||Monterrey (MEX)||25||31|
|DEF||15||Hector Moreno||Monterrey (MEX)||34||128|
|DEF||19||Jorge Sanchez||Ajax (NED)||24||26|
|DEF||4||Johan Vasquez||Cremonese (ITA)||23||7|
|DEF||4||Edson Alvarez||Ajax (NED)||24||59|
|MID||24||Luis Chavez||Pachuca (MEX)||26||9|
|MID||18||Andres Guardado||Real Betis (SPA)||36||180|
|MID||14||Erick Gutierrez||PSV (NED)||27||34|
|MID||16||Hector Herrera||Houston Dynamo (USA)||37||102|
|MID||8||Carlos Rodriguez||Cruz Azul (MEX)||25||37|
|MID||7||Luis Romo||Monterrey (MEX)||27||27|
|FWD||17||Orbelin Pineda||AEK Athens (GRE)||26||50|
|FWD||25||Roberto Alvarado||Chivas (MEX)||24||32|
|FWD||21||Uriel Antuna||Cruz Azul (MEX)||25||37|
|FWD||11||Rogelio Funes Mori||Monterrey (MEX)||31||16|
|FWD||9||Raul Jimenez||Wolves (ENG)||31||97|
|FWD||22||Hirving Lozano||Napoli (ITA)||27||60|
|FWD||20||Henry Martin||Club America (MEX)||29||27|
|FWD||10||Alexis Vega||Chivas (MEX)||24||23|