Mexico has been eradicated from the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Regardless of objectives from Henry Martín and Luis Chávez, Mexico fell brief based mostly on purpose differential with a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia. With Argentina’s 2-0 win over Poland, Mexico’s minus-one purpose differential wasn’t sufficient to Poland’s zero.
Saudi Arabia opened the sport with a 3-4-3 beginning lineup with supervisor Hervé Renard making three modifications after its earlier 2-0 loss to Poland.
Gerard “Tata” Martino flipped again to a again 4 after operating a five-man low block in opposition to Argentina, this time beginning with a 4-2-3-1. Orbelín Pineda received the beginning because the central attacking midfielder – additionally his first minutes within the match – with Edson Álvarez additionally coming into the lineup after not enjoying in opposition to La Albiceleste.
Mexico dominated the possession all all through the primary half, ending the opening 45 minutes with 69% of the ball and 11 photographs (three heading in the right direction). Alexis Vega had the perfect likelihood within the third minute however Mohammaed Al-Owais raced out of his line and made himself look large to get the save.
Luis Chávez then tried a half-volley within the twenty second minute from exterior the penalty field that had good management, however it finally didn’t show to be a problem for Al-Owais.
Pineda additionally had a key alternative within the twenty fifth minute when he acquired a cut-back low cross from the suitable flank, however two Saudi Arabian defenders threw themselves on the shot that was partially deflected and resulted in a straightforward save for Al-Owais.
Mexico’s 3-2-5 construct up overloaded Saudi Arabia’s again 4 and the strain saved on coming, however either side held up nicely to finish the primary half at 0-0. The Inexperienced Falcons managed simply 57% cross completion accuracy within the opening 45 minutes plus stoppage time.
All of it opened up within the second half, although, which was inevitable based mostly on how the primary half got here to an in depth.
El Tri received the profit early on, with Henry Martín ending the nation’s 2022 purpose drought with a poacher’s end within the forty seventh minute.
Then, simply 5 minutes later, Chávez drilled a free kick that could be a contender for purpose of the match as Mexico took a 2-0 lead.
Possibilities saved coming for Mexico however it both could not end it off or an offside ruling got here into play.
Ultimately, Mexico conceded a purpose to Salem Al-Dawsari within the ninety fifth minute of stoppage time that sealed the deal.
Even when Mexico held on to win 2-0, it could’ve been eradicated based mostly on yellow playing cards gathered. Mexico had picked up seven over the three group stage video games whereas Poland had simply 5.
Now it will likely be Argentina taking up Australia and France going through Poland within the Spherical of 16.
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