World Cup 2022 highlights: Mexico defeats Saudi Arabia, 2-1


The 2022 FIFA World Cup continued Wednesday with Group C at the forefront, as Mexico defeated Saudi Arabia at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium. While Mexico won the game, 2-1, both teams failed to advance to the knockout round.

Simultaneously, Argentina took down Poland in another Group C match, with both teams advancing. Earlier, Tunisia defeated France and Australia defeated Denmark in a pair of Group D matches.

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Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico Highlights

Here are the top plays!

Mexico 2, Saudi Arabia 1

Setting the stage

Saudi Arabia faced its 19th different opponent, Mexico, in its 19th World Cup game.

3′: Swallowed up

Mexico had a chance to strike first in the opening moments before Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Mohammed Khalil Al-Owais corralled forward Alexis Vega‘s shot attempt.

14′: A tad high

Saudi Arabia nearly struck first, but midfielder Mohamed Kanno‘s kick was a little high of the net.

It’s a physical one

27′: Another close one

With bodies draped around the Saudia Arabia net, Mexico’s Orbelín Pineda attempted a contested header off a pass from Hirving Lozano but didn’t get the angle and missed.

45+6′: Missed opportunity

It was a half of missed opportunities, the last one coming from Saudi Arabia midfielder Ali Al-Hassan.

There was no score at halftime.

47′: GOAL

Mexico got the first score of the game when forward Henry Martín smacked in the close-up goal.

Mexico’s Henry Martin scores goal vs. Saudi Arabia in 47′

52′: ANOTHER ONE!

Shortly after striking first, Mexico scored once more. This time, midfielder Luis Chávez punched through a kick to give Mexico a 2-0 lead.

Mexico’s Luis Chavez scores goal vs. Saudi Arabia in 52′

56′: ALMOST another

Already riding high from their two quick goals to begin the second half, Mexico nearly had another when Lozano smacked in a score. The goal was called back, though, for offside.

78′: Mexico continues to attack

Already up 2-0, Mexico continues to put pressure on Saudi Arabia’s net. Its latest attack saw defender Edson Álvarez get his shot blocked near the net.

87′: Another almost

Looking to add to its lead for the sake of advancing, Mexico forward Uriel Antuna had his goal ruled offside. Mexico still led 2-0.

90+5′: Not done yet!

Saudi Arabia got on the board late in the second half when forward Salem Al-Dawsari punched in a goal. The score wasn’t able to spark a rally, though, as Saudi Arabia lost 2-1.

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