June 23, 2018 / 2:15 PM / in 4 months

Alvarez in for Ayala in Mexico team to face South Korea

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (Reuters) - Edson Alvarez was brought in as centre back for Mexico’s World Cup Group F game against South Korea on Saturday in the only change made by coach Jose Luis Osorio after the Latin Americans defeated defending champions Germany.

Soccer Football - World Cup - Group F - Germany vs Mexico - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 17, 2018 Mexico's Edson Alvarez celebrates after the match REUTERS/Carl Recine

The 20-year-old Alvarez, one of Mexico’s hottest prospects, replaces Hugo Ayala.

Mexico will qualify for the last 16 if they win and Germany fail to beat Sweden.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ian Chadband

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