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What does Mexico need to qualify for the round of 16 in Qatar 2022?

The Mexico team keep fighting in World Cup Qatar 2022 and seeks his pass to the round of 16. After drawing against Poland in their debut, the team led by Gerardo Martino now faces a needy Argentina. Next, find out what results the ‘Tri’ needs to advance in the instance and the possible scenarios.


In order to depend on itself and stay with one of the first two places in the table, the Aztec team must win its two remaining games. But it is not the only way he has to continue progressing in the World Cup.

The best possible scenario for Mexico is to beat Argentina and for Poland to do the same to Saudi Arabia. In that case, it would finish first if it beats the Arabs in the closing and Poland doesn’t beat Argentina. If Lewandowski and company defeated the ‘Albiceleste’, the ‘Tri’ would finish second.

In addition, if Poland and Arabia tie and Mexico prevails over Argentina, the Aztecs will keep first place if they win their last duel and Scaloni’s team does not win in the other match on the last date.


In case of drawing against Argentina and Saudi Arabia defeating Poland, Mexico would have to beat the Arabs at the end of the series. If Mexico draws with Argentina and Poland against Saudi Arabia, the North Americans would need the Poles and Argentines to tie again plus a final win to secure the lead. But they would finish second if the Europeans beat the South Americans.


In the event of losing to Argentina, the best thing for Mexico is for Poland and Arabia to equalize, since they could qualify with a victory against the Arabs and a defeat for the ‘Albiceleste’. Thus, he would advance as second.

If Poland wins on the penultimate day and Mexico loses to Argentina, ‘Tata’ Martino’s pupils would be left with no margin for error, as they would be forced to beat Saudi Arabia and hope that the Poles defeat the South Americans.

The most complicated thing for Mexico is that it loses in its second duel and that Poland defeats Saudi Arabia. If Argentina achieved a second win in a row against Poland in the final, the ‘Tri’ would have no hope.

After the defeat against Saudi Arabia, Argentina finds itself facing a first ‘match ball’ against: a defeat against Mexico in the second day of group C, on Saturday in Lusail, would leave Lionel Messi eliminated in what is possibly his last World.

The night is presented with dramatic overtones in this Latin American pulse, since Mexico tied without goals against Poland and adds a point, so a defeat would leave them in a very delicate situation before the third and decisive date.

The historical precedents in World Cups are encouraging for Argentina, which has crossed paths with Mexico three times before in World Cups and has always emerged victorious: 6-3 in the first edition, that of Uruguay-1930, and twice in another era. recently, in the round of 16 in Germany-2006 (2-1) and South Africa-2010 (3-1).

In those last two Messi was on the field and in 2006 he even played Scaloni, in what was his only game as a footballer in a World Cup.

But Mexico has the habit of overcoming the group stages of the World Cups, although then it systematically crashes in the round of 16, the round in which it was fired in its last seven participations.

Source: Elcomercio

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