Japan - Mexico: how and where to watch - times, TV, online
All the information you need on how to watch the international friendly between Japan and Mexico in Graz, Austria on Tuesday 17 November 2020.
Japan vs Mexico: international friendly preview
Japan play the last of four friendlies which were arranged to make up for the three 2022 World Cup qualifiers which were lined up in October and November but were cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. The Samurai Blue, who were originally due to meet Myanmar, Mongolia and Tajikistan in qualifying, were in action in at the weekend, taking on Panama in a friendly at the same venue as Tuesday’s meeting with Mexico. Hajime Moriyasu’s team continued their fine run of form against Panama - Liverpool’sTakumi Minamino hit the winner, the only goal of the game from the penalty spot on the hour.
Like last month’s friendlies against Cameroon and Ivory Coast, Moriyasu has only called Japanese players who are already based in Europe due to the travel restrictions in place during the pandemic. Japan top Group F in their 2022 World Cup qualifying section with a flawless four wins from four with 13 goals for and none conceded.
Gerardo 'Tata’ Martino’s Mexico have also been keeping themselves busy during the last two international breaks and like Japan, they too are unbeaten in their most recent outings. The Tri beat Guatamala and the Netherlands last month, were held to a 2-2 draw by Algeria last week then beat South Korea at Stadion Wiener Neustadt at the weekend.
This will be the seventh meeting between these two nations in just over five decades – in the previous six, Mexico have won four and Japan two – the bronze medal match at the 68 Olympics and in the Kirin Japan Cup back in 1996.
Mexico confirmed on the eve of the game that midfielder Héctor Herrera will miss the game after suffering an injury to his left hamstring.
What time does Japan vs Mexico kick off?
The international friendly between Japan and Mexico will kick off at the Merkur Speil-Arena in Graz, Austria on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at the local time of 20:00 hours (CET).
That's 13:00 hours in Mexico City, 19:00 in the UK, 14:00 in New York, 11:00 in Los Angeles; and 04:00 on Wednesday 18 November in Tokyo.
How can I watch Japan vs Mexico?
The following television channels and online services will be broadcasting Japan vs Mexico live:
Japan: NHK BS 1
USA: TUDN.com, Univision NOW, TUDN App, TUDN USA, Univision
If you’re elsewhere in the world you can find out who will be broadcasting Japan vs Mexico here.
Japan vs Mexico: AS English live coverage
You can also follow our live text commentary, with all the key statistics, right here on AS English. We will be building up to the match throughout the day before giving you a minute-by-minute account as it unfolds.