Mexico defeats Saudi Arabia 2-1, and they bid farewell to the World Cup
The Mexico national team left the World Cup in the group stage, despite achieving an exciting victory over its Saudi counterpart, with two goals to one, scored by Henry Martin in the 47th minute, Chavez in the 52nd minute, and Salem Al-Dosari in the 90th minute + 4 of the time of the meeting that brought them together this evening, Wednesday, at Lusail Stadium, as part of the tour. The third of the group stage in the 2022 World Cup.
Mexico’s goal came, at the beginning of the second half, from a corner kick to the right of Saudi Arabia’s goal, which was crossed into the penalty area, where Cesar Montes received it with a magic touch, preparing the ball for his colleague Henry Martin, who did not find any difficulty in putting the ball into the net, and five minutes later with a free kick. Directly to Mexico near the borders of the penalty area in the face of the goal, Luis Chavez executed it with a more than wonderful direct shot that hit the net in the far upper left corner of the goal, and in the 57th minute a third goal for Mexico was ruled out due to offside, while the Saudi goal came through Salem Al-Dosari in the fourth minute of calculated time instead of lost.
With this result, the Argentine national team qualified, accompanied by Poland, for the second round, where Argentina occupies the first place with 6 points, while Poland came runner-up in the group with 4 points, and Mexico finished third with the same balance, and the Saudi national team ranks fourth in the group with 3 points.
A goal was missed for Mexico after an elaborate through-pass from the midfield that reached Alexis Vega, who kicked off cleverly behind the Saudi defenders, alone in the goal, who received the ball with a direct shot, which was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Muhammad Al Owais and saved his goal.
And then there was a mistake in favor of Saudi Arabia in a wonderful place on the edge of the penalty area, facing the goal completely against Luis Chavez, but the ball missed its way into the net.
Mexico did not back down from its attempts and a longitudinal pass came from Hector Moreno from the midfield towards his colleague Luis Chavez starting inside the penalty area, but the pass was too strong and turned directly into a goal kick.
The formation came as follows:
“Goalkeepers: Muhammad Al-Owais, the defense line: Hassan Timbukti, Abdul-Ilah Al-Omari, Ali Al-Bulayhi, Sultan Al-Ghanam, and the midfield: Muhammad Kno, Saud Abdul-Hamid, Ali Al-Hassan, and the offensive line: Firas Al-Buraikan, Salem Al-Dosari, Saleh Al-Shehri.
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