Mexico: History awaits them

Mexico: History awaits them

Mexico has always been talked about as a soccer powerhouse. As a country with enormous possibilities in the world of football. More than 119 million people on their land, it is the eleventh most populous state in the world. For the blood of its people the beautiful sport is a veneration. Everyone thinks and discusses football and each one contributes their vision more or less removed from reality. But nevertheless, that passion for football collides with reality.

His team stumbles World Cup after World Cup in the round of 16, instance where he has fallen in his last five participations and his best record barely covers two quarter-finals, both harvested when as World Cup hosts they exercised. On his way to Brazil, they suffered a lot to go, even going so far as to change technicians several times and to be one step away from being out of the 32 better in a Hexagonal where they only added two triumphs that made them to the purgatory of the repechage.

But nevertheless, already on South American soil, the “performance” it has been more than remarkable. The inaugural victory against Cameroon gave them wings and the draw against Brazil with an excellent Ochoa followed a defeat against Croatia that has led them to sneak into the round of 16, where holland awaits you, another great power and current world runner-up.

Mexico continues its good work in Brazil.
Mexico continues its good work in Brazil.

Mix of experience and youth, their quarry made them become Olympic champions in London by defeating Canarinha and also made them first in the World Sub 17 in 2011, year where they finished third in the Sub 20. In Brazil, have the hierarchy of Márquez (35 years), Salcido (30) or Peralta (30) but also with the exciting promises of Raúl Jiménez or Diego Reyes or the consolidation of Andrés Guardado, centenary with the Tri.

There are no Corona, The Espiricueta not even the great Carlos Vela but no one seems to doubt that this Mexico can overcome this damn round that the round of 16 represents this time.. to do, with Costa Rica or Greece waiting, anything could happen.

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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