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Mexico vs. Costa Rica: Game ends in a tie with zero goals

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  • The Mexican national team faced its counterpart from Costa Rica.
  • The qualifying round for the World Cup was played at the Azteca Stadium.
  • Mexico disappoints and ends in a tie with zero goals.

Mexico vs. Costa Rica: The qualifying rounds to go to the Qatar 2022 World Cup continue and the Mexican team is looking for a ticket to qualify for the World Cup. This Sunday they faced the powerful Costa Rica team which has previously won at the Azteca stadium.

The Concacaf area is one of the most competitive to qualify for the World Cup. Mexico was previously considered the giant of Concacaf. But now things are totally different, since the current leader of the group is Canada followed by the United States.

Mexico and Costa Rica face each other to get to the World Cup

Mexico vs. Costa Rica play the pass to the World Cup

The mythical Estadio Azteca looked almost empty this Sunday afternoon due to FIFA’s punishment after Mexico’s infamous homophobic chant for goalkeepers. For its part, the match where both teams faced off was very tight. There were very few close calls where team members managed to reach the goal-line.

The 90 minutes ended and neither of the two teams was able to score, resulting in a sad tie with zero goals. This left the few fans who came to the stadium disappointed. A terrible display by the Mexicans who at no time were able to challenge goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

Mexico vs Costa Rica: The first half

Mexico vs Costa Rica: The first half

In the first 45 minutes of the match, the game was very even and well played on the field. Some sparks from the Mexicans put goalkeeper Navas in trouble. The most dangerous thing that the visiting team managed was a header from Costa Rica that went directly to Guillermo Ochoa’s territory.

In a great play by Mexico, where Rogelio Funes Mori sent the ball into the back of the net, this score was completely annulled because the player was offside. It should be remembered that the Azteca stadium looked completely empty, thanks to FIFA’s punishment for the homophobic chant.

The Aztecs hit the field with a different team

Mexico vs. Costa Rica: The Aztecs jumped onto the field with a different team

Unlike the midweek game against Jamaica, Gerardo Martino decided to make some changes to the starting lineup. It should be remembered that in Kingston, Hirving Lozano was sent to the stands. Now in the ‘Colossus of Santa Úrsula’ the Mexicans seek to impose their superiority over the ‘Ticos’.

As usual, Guillermo Ochoa was the goalkeeper, playing with a line of four defenders with Héctor Moreno, Cesar Montes, Jesús Gallardo and Luis Rodríguez. In midfield we saw the return of Edson Álvarez along with Charlie Rodríguez and Héctor Herrera, while in the attack line Funes Mori was accompanied by Tecatito and Chuky Lozano.

Raúl Jiménez still absent

Raúl Jiménez did not see activity

Many have wondered why the Mexican scorer Raúl Jiménez has not played in recent games. It is because he has been completely ruled out due to a calf injury. Before the match against Costa Rica, he underwent some tests, but unfortunately the Mexican did not pass them, according to Medio Tiempo.

It should be remembered that the Wolverhampton striker has not played with the Mexican team even once in 2022. His place has been taken by Rogelio Funes Mori and by the America attacker, Henry Martin who has responded well when it has been needed. Filed Under: Mexico vs. Costa Rica

The Tico coach dreamed of repeating the ‘Aztecazo’

The Tico coach dreamed of repeating the 'Aztecazo'

Throughout history there have been two ‘Aztecazos’ which means that Mexico has been outclassed in the World Cup qualifying rounds and the current coach of Costa Rica, Luis Fernando Suárez, has already hurt the Mexican National Team at the Azteca stadium. At a press conference before the match he recalled that glorious day, according to El Universal.

The Colombian led the Honduran National Team heading to the 2014 World Cup in Russia. In his visit to the Azteca land he defeated the team that José Manuel de la Torre led at the time, by 1-2, being the second Aztecazo. Now that he leads Costa Rica, which caused the first Aztecazo in 2001, he hopes to repeat the feat. Although he does not deny that a draw would not be bad for the Ticos. Filed Under: Mexico vs. Costa Rica

“It all depends on how the game unfolds”

"It all depends on how the game is presented"

Before the game, the Colombian said: «To beat Mexico here, at home, at the Azteca, you need a good attitude, credibility, a lot of team unity, synergy, full knowledge of what can be achieved,» he said. But if you can’t have that, «well, a draw isn’t that bad.»

One always dreams, he added: “of winning, but it depends on the circumstances of the game, depending on many things. Perhaps a tie can be valued as a good thing. It all depends on how the game unfolds, but honestly I say: we came to win, but I also know that it will be something different from what we experienced against Panama, Mexico is very big in Concacaf.» Filed Under: Mexico vs. Costa Rica

Ochoa vs Navas

Ochoa vs Navas

Two of the best soccer players that have emerged from the Concacaf zone met this Sunday at the Azteca stadium; Guillermo Ochoa from Mexico and Keylor Navas from Costa Rica. Both goalkeepers were important figures in this game, but they have also been so in their respective clubs.

Keylor Navas is playing in France with the powerful PSG club, where he has unfortunately lost his starting role, but still maintains a fantastic level. For his part, Paco Memo, after his time in Europe, decided to return to Mexico to continue his career with the Águilas del América. Filed Under: Mexico vs. Costa Rica

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