Mexico exit World Cup on goal difference despite beating Saudi Arabia | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News

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Mexico desperately pushed for a third goal in an effort to improve their goal difference as they faced elimination on FIFA fair play rules but they fell short. – Tactical reshuffle –Martino ditched the back five he used in the 2-0 loss to Argentina and brought in Martin to lead the attack. Mohamed Kanno whipped a free-kick just over for Saudi Arabia, who saw defender Ali Al-Bulayhi forced off with injury — adding to their mounting casualty list. Mexico’s second goal arrived just five minutes later when Chavez sensationally curled a free-kick into the top corner from 30 metres. Keeping an eye on the score between Argentina and Poland, Mexico pressed relentlessly for a third goal, with Lozano’s effort ruled out for a tight offside.
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