Mexico, the team that seeks to break the resistance of the fifth game: five facts to know about Argentina’s second rival in the World Cup in Qatar


The Aztec team wants to reach the fifth game. Photo: REUTERS/Henry Romero

Chance wanted the Argentina intersects with Mexicoone of the selections that stayed with one of the three direct places that the Concacaf for him Qatar World Cup. I know will meet on Saturday, November 26 at the Education City Stadium for the second date of group C that also includes Poland and Saudi Arabia.

Due to its position in the FIFA Ranking, the set of Gerardo Martino began his participation in the third round of the contest and managed to overcome the obstacles that they tried to put Panama, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica and Costa Rica. That is to say, that the Aztec team took out the non-stop tickets to the international event together with Canada and United States.

The antecedents are favorable for the combined albicelestesince of the 31 clashes, the South Americans took the victory in 15 opportunities (The other 16 duels are divided into 12 draws and 4 losses). It’s an old acquaintance for the cast Creole, since on three occasions he managed to prevail in the framework of the world Cup. The first time was in the group stage of 1930 with a win for 6 to 3, while the other two occasions occurred in the round of 16 in Germany 2006 (2-1 in extra time with the remembered work of art of maxi rodriguez) and South Africa 2010 (3-1 on a great night of Carlos Tevez).

The only times that Mexico managed to beat the Argentina They were in the friendlies of 1967 (2-1), 1973 (2-0) and 1990 (2-0), while for official competitions there is only the record of the 2004 America’s Cup, on Peruwhen the team Ricardo La Volpe defeated 1 to 0 to the representative led by Marcelo Bielsa in the group stage.

1) Tata’s palate is complicated

El Tata was resisted during his journey to the Qualifiers.  Photo: REUTERS/Henry Romero
El Tata was resisted during his journey to the Qualifiers. Photo: REUTERS/Henry Romero

Mexico achieved the goal of qualifying for the world Cup on the last date of the Concacaf Qualifiers. Under the direction of Gerardo daddy martinothe Tri achieved one of the places for Qatar. However, the scenario was austere for Rosario, who was close to leaving his position in the national team.

In the last games that the Aztec team played at home, the fans have sounded the “out daddy” in the stadiums, therefore the Mexican Soccer Federation (FMF) analyzed the possibility of changing the helmsman for the international event. The sports authorities raised a variable that shook the continuity of the era of daddy. There was even a vote to determine whether it was necessary to remove martino before beginning the adventure through Qatar.

Those close to the Federation reported that every two years a balance of results in order to know the performance and improvements of the national team. This year the said evaluation and many expressed their discomfort at the production of Mexico.

In addition, he works in the shadows Louse blacksmith with the desire to return to the selection. It would not be the first time that the current coach of tigers is proposed as a possible replacement for Martino. On different occasions he has accepted his interest in directing the Mexican team again and before different media he has declared his illusion to return with him. Tri for what his previous stage meant.

2) His scoring card, Hirving Lozano

Hirving Lozano is one of the players most loved by Mexican fans.  Photo: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Hirving Lozano is one of the players most loved by Mexican fans. Photo: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Hirving Lozano It has become one of the main referents of Mexican soccer abroad. Since his arrival at Napoli, his projection has had a more relevant impulse and his qualities have captured the eyes of the best clubs in the world. However, in the last year the striker has suffered various injuries that have forced him to leave his professional activity.

The first of them, one of the most alarming, was during the Gold Cup dispute. In the debut against Trinidad and Tobago suffered a shock that caused a momentary fainting. Months later he confessed that the impact could have made him lose his eye. The second was when he defended the colors of his club. A few weeks after returning to activity, in a duel corresponding to the Europa League, the Mexican starred in a scene very similar to the one he experienced in the Gold Cup. On this occasion, after slipping in the dispute for the ball, he collided with the hip of Wilfred Ndidi, a Leicester City midfielder, and his recovery took more than a month.

Although he also missed some of the calls with the Mexican National Team, when he was willing to return to the fields his name did not cease to be considered by Gerardo Martino. His qualities and imbalance can make him one of the most brilliant players that will make up the squad that will attend the World Cup in Qatar 2022.

3) The bet of Rogelio Funes Mori

The former River will seek to have his World Cup.  Photo: REUTERS/Henry Romero
The former River will seek to have his World Cup. Photo: REUTERS/Henry Romero

When the Argentine Rogelio Funes Mori was authorized by FIFA to play for the Mexican national team, the illusions were fed based on his goals. The first participation of the former River in the set of daddy martino occurred during the gold Cup which was played in United States.

The 30-year-old experienced scorer received the authorization after the soccer mother house verified that he had only had a presence in the Argentine team in 2012 and had been in Aztec territory for more than five years.

The melli started his career in Silver riverthen went to Benfica from Portugal and before arriving at Mexican soccer he had a step through the Eskisehirspor from Turkey.

On 2015 came to monterreyin which he played 194 games and scored 99 goals. With the scratched twice won the MX Cup (2017 and 2019/20), the tournament Opening 2019 and the 2019 Concacaf Champions League. Since his arrival in the national team, the dream of the fans grew considerably.

4) The solvency of Memo Ochoa

The experienced goalkeeper wants to make history in Qatar
The experienced goalkeeper wants to make history in Qatar

Francis William Memorandum Ochoa Magana born in guadalajaraJalisco, on July 13, 1985. At 36, he seeks to make history in Qatar. Throughout his 17 years as a professional footballer, the goalkeeper has stood out as one of the greatest exponents of football in his country. From a young age he showed talent and a magnetic personality that has earned him the affection of the fans and his teammates.

It could be said that he has established himself as the best goalkeeper in Mexico and one of the undisputed leaders of the sport.. In early 2004, the then coach of the America, leo beenhakkerwatched a game between the basic forces and noticed the skills of a young man Ochoa from 19 years and decided to integrate him into the first team. Since then he has built a remarkable career.

His performance caught the attention of the then technical director of the Mexican Under-20 team, Humberto Grondonagetting his first call up to the national team. Shortly after, he was summoned to play with the national team. Rest of the world in a friendly match against Iraq celebrated on Milan, Italyalong with world football figures such as Roberto Carlos Abbondanzieri, Carles Puyol, David Beckham, Alessandro Nesta, Ronaldinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Raúl González and Javier Zanetti, among others.

With a long history in Europe, the Memorandum will seek to give the Mexican goal security to reach the goal of playing the fifth game. Which would mean an unprecedented fact for the selection of him.

5) The mission to break down barriers

The players celebrate qualifying for Qatar.  Photo: REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
The players celebrate qualifying for Qatar. Photo: REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

With 16 presences in the history of world Cup, Mexico He has never been able to play more than 4 games. Although their best productions were in the two editions they organized in 1970 and 1986when, with the support of their people, they reached the quarter finals, from United States’94 that the Aztecs have not been able to break the barrier of the round of 16. They are 24 years old uninterruptedly accessing the second phase, but the farewell comes at the first crossing of the eyes eyes

With the title of Confederations Cup from 1999 as maximum achievement, the lost finals corresponding to the America Cup from 1993 and 2001 They make up a nostalgic memory of the struggle that it can give to the powers. In addition, the 11 achievements on the Concacaf Gold Cup they maintain the superiority they impose in their region. For fans, it’s time to strike.