Chile take on Mexico in the second round of fixtures in Group A knowing that a victory could see them through to the knockout phase of the 2015 Copa America with a game to spare.
The Copa America hosts began the competition on a good note, beating Ecuador 2-0 in the opening match with Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas getting on the scoresheet.
On the other hand, Mexico were held to a 0-0 draw against Bolivia meaning that they are currently two points behind their opponents, but they could jump ahead if they manage a victory on Monday.
The Chileans are going to be without the suspended Matías Fernández after the midfielder was sent off late on in the win over Ecuador, but Vargas could come into the starting XI after coming off the bench to score in the last match. Otherwise, expect an unchanged lineup from the last match.
For Mexico, the biggest news is that Captain Rafael Márquez is ruled out of the remaining two group games after suffering a hamstring injury against Bolivia.
A statement on the Mexican Football Federation’s official website read: “After the discomfort suffered during the match against Bolivia, Rafael Marquez underwent medical tests in Santiago on Saturday which showed a grade 1-2 rectus muscle (tear) of the left thigh hamstring. The estimated recovery (time) for this type of injury is seven to 10 days.”
Other notable absentees include Javier Hernandez and Carlos Vela, both of whom were not selected as part of the squad for this tournament.
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