Mexico beats Saudi Arabia 2-1 but falls short at World Cup

Henry Martin and Luis Chaves every scored in Mexico’s livid try to remain alive on the World Cup, however the 2-1 victory Wednesday evening over Saudi Arabia was not sufficient.

Due to Argentina’s 2-0 victory over Poland in a simultaneous match, Mexico did not advance out of its group for the primary time since 1978.

Mexico had reached the spherical of 16 on the final seven World Cups, which was tied with Brazil for the longest present streak.

El Tri went into the match at Lusail Stadium needing each a victory and assist from Poland taking part in throughout city in opposition to Argentina to advance in Group C. Argentina’s victory meant aim distinction got here into play.

Martin scored within the forty eighth minute to provide El Tri hope, and the group’s probabilities received even higher with Luis Chavez’s aim on a free kick 4 minutes later.

Mexico tried desperately within the last 20 minutes to get one other aim — together with an effort by Uriel Antuna within the 87th minute that was dominated offside — however got here up quick.

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