FIFA World Cup: Despite defeating Saudi Arabia, Mexico could not reach the knockout

Henry Martin and Luis Chavez scored goals as Mexico beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 in their FIFA World Cup match on Wednesday night but it was not enough to send them through to the knockout stages. This was due to Argentina’s 2–0 victory over Poland, which was decided on goal difference to advance to the knockouts. Mexico failed to advance from Group C for the first time since 1978.

Also read: FIFA World Cup: Argentina beat Poland 2-0 to enter round of 16

Mexico had reached the Round of 16 in the last seven World Cups. For him, Martin scored the first goal in the 48th minute and Chávez scored the second goal four minutes later on a free kick. Mexico desperately tried to score another goal in the final 20 minutes, with Uriel Antuna’s effort being ruled offside in the 87th minute. But the team could not score another goal.

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