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"Canada is a rival that can be dangerous if we allow them to be" - Ronaldo Cisneros

20 de Febrero del 2017 4:25 pm.

Mexico's U20 team will play its second game of the group stage tonight in CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers when it takes on Canada at 7:30 pm at Costa Rica's famed Estadio Nacional.

Sitting at the top of Group A, Mexico defeated Antigua and Barbuda 3-0 Friday night in its opening game of the tournament, with two goals scored by Santos forward Ronaldo Cisneros and a shot by Eduardo Aguirre which led to an Antigua own goal. All four players - Cisneros, Aguirre, Kevin Lara, and Uriel Antuna - featured in the victory.

Ahead of Monday's match up, Cisneros spoke to Club Santos exclusively from Costa Rica and offered his thoughts on their upcoming rival:

"Canada is a rival that can be dangerous if we allow them to be," he said. "They are going to bring everything in this match because if they lose they are out of the World Cup.

We must continue to do the things that led us to the first victory and continue to believe in our game idea, and of course correct small precision details to have a better performance," he added.

Mexico is already considered a heavy favorite to reach the final, with a strong core group of players who have been together since the 2015 U17 World Cup in Chile.

"The main strengths of this team are that we play as one with the idea of the game we have, that's what matters," he said. "If we all play the same, I’m sure we’ll return good results.”

The match can be seen live on CONCACAF's facebook page and will kick off at 7:30 pm CT.