• Croatia have won two of the three matches they have played against Mexico (L1).
  • Mexico won the last meeting after Cuauhtemoc Blanco’s goal from the penalty spot secured the victory in 2002. This was also the only other previous meeting involving these sides in a FIFA World Cup.
  • Croatia have never conceded more than one goal against Mexico.
  • Mexico have won only seven of their 30 World Cup games against European opposition.
  • Mexico need a draw to progress to the Round of 16, but if Brazil take anything from their game with Cameroon then Croatia will need a victory to go through at the expense of the Mexicans.
  • Mexico could progress to the Round of 16 having scored only once.
  • Mario Mandzukic has scored with both of his shots on target so far.
  • Croatia scored more goals last time out vs Cameroon as they had in their previous five World Cup games (3).
  • Croatia have never won their final group game at a World Cup (D1 L2).
  • Mexico haven’t won their final group game at a World Cup since 1986.