FIFA World Cup™ on FOX Programming Highlights: Monday Morning, July 2

Today’s Schedule & Results (all times ET):

  •  Brazil def. Mexico, 2-0 (WATCH: 90 in 90: Brazil vs. Mexico)
  • 2:00 PM – Belgium vs. Japan (FOX)
  • 4:00 PM – FIFA WORLD CUP TODAY (FS1)
  • 7:00 PM – FIFA WORLD CUP NOW (Twitter)
  • 8:00 PM – FIFA WORLD CUP Match of the Day (FS1)
  • 10:00 PM – FIFA WORLD CUP TONIGHT (FS1)
  • 12:00 AM – FIFA WORLD CUP TONIGHT (FOX / airs at midnight in all U.S. time zones)

This Morning’s Top Stories

This Morning’s Top Quotes:

FOX Sports studio analyst and former Mexican National Team goalkeeper Moises Munoz reacts to another Mexico loss in the Round of 16:

“This World Cup started out like never before, and it ended like it always has.”

FOX Sports game analyst Stu Holden says Brazil looks like a favorite to win the World Cup:

“I think they’ve emerged here as the favorite in this tournament.

“The way Brazil are growing in this tournament, you can just see the belief within this group. It’s hard to find a weakness.

“This team is for real, and they are picking up steam fast. So, look out.”

FOX Sports lead studio analyst Alexi Lalas says Mexico’s Group Stage loss to Sweden was the turning point for El Tri:

“Mexico didn’t lose their fifth-game dream today. They lost it on June 27th against Sweden. They will look at that game, the way that they played, and the inability to get a point as the moment when this completely changed.

“They teased us. They got us all jacked up, and then they left us high and dry.

“There will be some individuals that come out of this looking good, and some games and some moments, but ultimately, Mexico is right back where they’ve been time and time again.”

Munoz says Mexico played well in the first half, but couldn’t capitalize on scoring chances:

“Everything looked good for Mexico in the first half. They had really good plays and they showed a lot of danger in Brazil’s box, but they could not finish any play, and this is the difference between Mexico and Brazil.”

Lalas reacts to Juan Carlos Osorio’s criticism of the referees:

“I love JCO, but come on, man. You did not lose today because of the referees. The referees and FIFA are not against Mexico. They weren’t against Mexico this game. They got beaten by a better team.”

Munoz thinks Osorio’s time with the Mexican National Team has come to an end:

“The only probable way he could have stayed with Mexico is if he would have gotten them into the fifth game, at least.

“Not making that fifth game, he’s going to be out.”

Lalas says even though Osorio’s full tenure was successful, he didn’t achieve the team’s ultimate goal:

“If you’re fair, you say it was successful in totality. But he was brought in, just like every manager was brought in, to get them to that promised land. And, ultimately, he failed at doing that.”

Lalas responds to Mexico’s Andres Guardado discussing Neymar’s style of play:

“Hearing a Mexican National Team player whine about bad behavior is just a little rich, because you have Rafa Marquez on the field. He is basically the emperor of the dark arts.”

Holden on Brazil prior to the match:

“This is a group of stars that come together to be a team. They have a clear identity. They have a vision, and they have a plan.”

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Tomorrow’s Schedule (all times ET):

  • 9:00 AM – FIFA WORLD CUP LIVE (FS1)
  • 10:00 AM – Sweden vs. Switzerland (FS1 /John Strong and Stu Holden)
  • 12:00 PM – FIFA WORLD CUP TODAY (FS1)
  • 1:00 PM – FIFA WORLD CUP TODAY (FOX)
  • 2:00 PM – Colombia vs. England (FOX / Derek Rae and Aly Wagner)
  • 4:00 PM – FIFA WORLD CUP TODAY (FS1)
  • 7:00 PM – FIFA WORLD CUP NOW (Twitter)
  • 10:00 PM – FIFA WORLD CUP TONIGHT (FS1)
  • 12:00 AM – FIFA WORLD CUP TONIGHT (FOX / airs at midnight in all U.S. time zones)