LIVE STREAM: Defending Champs Mexico Host Japan in FISU World University Championships

Team Mexico will take on Japan in a rematch of the 2014 World University Championship title game tonight in Monterrey, Mexico. This is a game that has been highly anticipated since Mexico downed Japan 16-7 two years ago in Uppsala, Sweden.

Mexico, playing on home ground, have won both their games easily beating China 74-0 and then handing Guatemala a 63-0 trouncing. Japan overwhelmed Guatemala 72-0 and then were beaten in the final minute of play by the United States 22-14.

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Mexico QB Emmanuel Serna – Japan RB Nanato Nishimura Photos: Jorge Reyes

Players to watch for on Team Japan include receiver Shunya Kotususa (#82), MVP of Japan’s game against Guatemala as well as Nanato Nishimura (#20) who was outstanding against the USA.

Team Mexico’s Emmanuel Serna (#10) earned MVP honors against China while Rodrigo Arias (#31) was named MVP for Mexico against Guatemala.

Kickoff 5:30 PM (6:30 PM EDT, 12:30 AM CET)

Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.