Johannesburg: Mexico will have a chance to avenge their previous defeat against Argentina in the 2006 World Cup when they take on the South Americans in a knockout match at Johannesburg.
In the year 2006, Mexico was knocked out of the World cup at the same stage. They have only twice reached the World Cup quarter-finals, in 1970 and 1986 when they were hosts.
The Mexican camp seems to be facing the pressure ahead of the match, especially after their disappointing 1-0 loss to Uruguay which drew criticisms from fan and media.
Captain Marquez has said that he will use all his knowledge from the Barcelona training ground to stop his Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi from making his moves and finding the net against them.
“He has good control over the ball and can change pace at any time. We must ensure that he sees as little of the ball as possible,"as according to fifa.com reports.
One the other side, Argentina is one of only two teams who won all three of their group matches in South Africa. Coming into the match they look favorites to win against Mexico.
Diego Milito, who scored twice in the European Champions League final, will again have to settle for a place on the bench as Gonzalo Higuain and Caslos Tevez are set to take their place in the starting XI.
The winner of Sunday"s match will play either England or Germany in the quarterfinals.