Argentina and a record to get excited about Mexico

The Argentine National Team will play a real final against Mexico thinking about the round of 16 of the World Cup. A game that, after the unexpected defeat of the albiceleste against Arabia, became decisive.

The good news in advance is that the record between both teams widely favors Argentina: played a total of 35 games, with 16 victories for Argentina, 14 draws and five wins for Mexico.

They played for World Cups three times, and all were victories for the albiceleste. The first clash was in Uruguay 1930, in the first World Cup.

In a Group 1 match, Argentina thrashed 6-3 at the Centenario de Montevideo, with three goals from Guillermo Stábile, two from Adolfo Zumelzú and one from Pancho Varallo; Manuel Rosas (two) and Roberto Gayón converted for the Aztecs.

The second time they met in a World Cup was a long time later, in Germany 2006. It was for the round of 16 of that tournament, and it was not an easy game.

After drawing 1-1 in the 90 minutes (goals by Rafa Márquez and Hernán Crespo), joy came in extra time with a great goal from outside the box from Maxi Rodríguez’s volley.

The Argentine team had José Pekerman as DT, while the Mexican team was led by Ricardo La Volpe, who had put together a solid, difficult team with a clear idea of ​​the game.

South Africa 2010 was the last time they met for a World Cup. In that case it was also for the round of 16, and the result was less suffered and more comprehensive for Diego Armando Maradona’s team. Argentina won 3-1, with two goals from Carlitos Tevez and another from Gonzalo Higuaín. Chicharito Hernández scored for El Tri.

As an anecdotal fact, both in 2006 and in 2010 Argentina was going to be eliminated in the quarterfinals, and in both cases by its black shadow of recent times: Germany.

Mexico is one of the countries with the most presences in World Cups, totaling 17, only behind Brazil, Germany, Italy and Argentina. His best record, to date, was advancing to the quarterfinals.

The article is in Spanish

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