Mexico are one of the most unpredictable sides at this tournament, following a hugely problematic qualifying campaign.
But on paper they’re a good side with technical quality and physical power.
What they need is a central midfielder to dominate matches and dictate play, in the manner the wonderful Gerardo Torrado did at previous World Cups. That man could be Hector Herrera.
Fresh from a decent first campaign at Porto, the 24-year-old only has 10 caps but seems set to develop into a true all-round box-to-box midfielder, capable of breaking up opposition moves and storming forward into attack.
He also boasts great authority in possession and could be the man to put Mexico on the front foot, which is always when they’re best.