When the group stage was drawn, many counted Mexico out. But after winning two games and being saved by South Korea’s performance in its last game, Mexico is still in it. Today, it will face off against heavily favored Brazil, but as this World Cup has shown, it’s really anyone’s game. And now El Tri has something Brazil doesn’t: Oprah’s blessing.
In a short video, Oprah, who wore a green Mexico jersey, said: “Congratulations to all the countries playing in the World Cup. We love it. We love all the countries, but we especially love Mexico.”
— El Nuevo Diario (@elnuevodiariord) July 1, 2018
For many in the United States – who don’t have the USMNT to root for – Mexico has naturally become their team. It is, after all, the only North American team in the championship. It seems this includes Oprah. So there you have it. Mexico is slated to win this game, because it is Oprah’s will.