Saudi Arabia 1 – Mexico 2 dashing the hopes of both teams to make the next round

Qatar World Cup. Image: ArifAsif/

21:59 – Game over, it finishes Saudi Arabia 1 – Mexico 2. That means both sides head home. 

21:57 – Saudi are back in the game with a goal on the 95th minute.  Saudi Arabia 1 – Mexico 2. A rare attack from the Middle Eastern team brings success as Al Dawsari side foots home. 

21:50 – Serven minutes added time and Mexico need a goal to confirm qualification, with Poland likely to go through on the better disciplinary record.

21:18 – It’s in the back of the net again but this time its disallowed for offsides, with Mexico deemed to be offsides. Mexico is taking control with more goals to come.

21:14 – And its goal number two. Chavez produces a belter of a free kick from 30 yards out, placing the ball perfectly in the top corner. Mexico 2 – Saudi Arabia 0.

21:09 – Mexico have the lead with a corner sent to the far post being side footed into the back of the net by Martin. Mexico 1 Saudi Arabia 0.

21:00 – With the second half underway Mexico will be pushing to take advantage of its possession of nearly 70 per cent in the first half.

20:45 – Six minutes of extra time in the first half with Saudi defending furiously.

20:40 – The game is evenly matched but in desperate need of a goal to get the game going. A few chances but remains 0 – 0.

20:00 – Both sides need a big win to guarantee them any chance of progressing to the next round, with by a margin larger than a win by Argentina would see them progress to the next round. For Mexico a win tonight along with a loss by Argentina should see them progress, there is all to play for. 


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