Arsenal's whizkid Carlos Vela has been likened to Barcelona star Ronaldinho by Mexico coach Hugo Sanchez.

Ahead of tomorrow's big match between Mexico and Brazil, Sanchez declared: "They (Brazil) have Kaka and Ronaldinho, but Mexico have Giovani (Dos Santos) and Vela."

He added: "We love these games because it gives Mexicans the chance to prove they're as good as any team in the world."