Game Recaps of the Mexican National Team on Their Way to Qatar 2022

This article provides coverage of the matches that the Mexican national football team has participated in as part of their quest to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022.

Game Recaps of the Mexican National Team on Their Way to Qatar 2022
Reports on the games played by the Mexican national football team to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Photo by Daniel Norin / Unsplash

This article provides coverage of the matches that the Mexican national football team has participated in as part of their quest to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Qatar.

Mexico 2-3 Colombia - Summary - Friendly match on the road to Qatar 2022

Colombia, which dominated in the first 45 minutes, turned Mexico around in the second half to defeat them in a friendly at Levi's Stadium.

The Colombian national team, dominated in the first 45 minutes and turned Mexico around in the second half to defeat them 3-2 in a friendly match at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Luis Sinisterra, twice, and Wilmer Barrios scored for the Colombians after Mexico had shown its best soccer in the last year, confirmed by goals from Alexis Vega and Gerardo Arteaga.

The match started with everything in favor of the Mexicans. Luis Daz brought down Uriel Antuna in the area, and Vega converted the penalty with a powerful shot to the right of the goalkeeper, making it 1-0.

The Colombians kept up the pressure; Mexico maintained order without giving up the attack, which paid off in the 29th minute with a collective play in which Erick Gutiérrez sent a ball that, after a feint by Alexis Vega, was accepted by Arteaga, lethal with his right-footed shot to extend the lead.

In the opening minutes of the second half, Mexico was a caricature of the self-sufficient team until the break. In the 49th minute, Sinisterra headed in a corner kick; he advanced lines, and in the 44th minute, the same player equalized off Jorge Carrascal's pass.

Colombia grew and insisted on attacking, and in the 68th minute, it was reflected on the scoreboard with a goal by Wilmer Barrios, who received a service from Rafael Borré, took advantage of the poor marking and right-footed outside the area to beat goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.

Mexico 1-0 Peru - Summary - Friendly match on the road to Qatar 2022

The Mexican team insisted on breaking the scoreless tie at the Rose Bowl; late in the match Hirving Lozano scored the goal and gave the Aztecs the win.

The Mexican team won a victory that boosted the confidence of Gerardo Martino's team, as they won 1-0 against Peru, a team that presented the debut of coach Juan Reynoso in the dugout.

After several goal attempts by Henry Martín and Edson Álvarez, who came closest to scoring in the match, the player who managed to break the scoreline at the Rose Bowl was Hirving Lozano in the final part of the match.

Gerardo 'Tata' Martino's team plays against Colombia at Levi's Stadium on the 27th at 8:45 a.m. Central Mexican time, these matches are fundamental to decide the final roster that the Argentinean coach will reveal prior to the start of the World Cup.

Mexico 0-1 Paraguay - Summary - Friendly match on the road to Qatar 2022

The start of the road to the Qatar 2022 World Cup began negatively, however, the performance and the generation of play were rescued from the result.

The Mexican National Soccer Team started its preparation for the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the scenario was the city of Atlanta, however, they lost to Paraguay thanks to a goal by Derlis Gonzalez, the Aztec team dominated most of the match, but the goal did not come for the squad led by the Argentine Gerardo Martino.

"Today we have 40-50 % of those who could go to the World Cup and I remain calm because I saw them well, they are ready for the World Cup," said "Tata" Martino at a press conference after the defeat against Guillermo Barros Schelotto's squad. In the absence of an official announcement, the Aztec team will play against Iraq on a date to be confirmed. In addition to Iraq, the tricolor team will play against Peru and Colombia.

Jamaica 1-1 Mexico - Concacaf Nations League Summary

With a goal by Luis Romo, the Mexican National Team drew 1-1 with Jamaica in the second round of the CONCACAF Nations League.

The Mexican National Team drew 1-1 in its visit to Jamaica, a team that recorded an outstanding performance by goalkeeper Andre Blake, who made decisive saves. Leon Bailey scored for the "Reggae Boyz" and Luis Romo did the same for the Mexican team, coached by Argentine Gerardo Martino.

Gerardo Martino, after the equalizer against Jamaica, stated that the performance of Diego Lainez, from Real Betis, is one of the most positive things that the Mexican National Team had in its preparation matches for the Qatar 2022 World Cup and the CONCACAF Nations League tournament.

"The case of Diego (Lainez), beyond having played little, the fact of having trained from the beginning, preparing in the best way, has made him have good performances in these two matches of the Nations League," he explained after the 1-1 draw of the Mexicans in their visit to Jamaica in the CONCACAF Nations League.

Mexico 3-0 Suriname - Concacaf Nations League Summary

Mexico's national team, coached by Tata Martino, defeated Suriname to get off to a good start in the CONCACAF Nations League.

The Mexican national team defeated Suriname 3-0 and got off to a good start in the CONCACAF Nations League. Luis Reyes, Henry Martin, and Erick Sánchez scored for Mexico, which dominated, although it missed some offensive opportunities. With an alternative team, with several young players, Mexico dominated the first half; they had 69 to 31 ball possession and took 11 shots on goal, compared to two by their opponents.

Just in the third minute, the team led by Argentinean coach Gerardo Martino took the lead; after a ball was rejected after a defensive mistake, Reyes turned and left-footed the ball into the net for the 1-0 lead. The Mexicans were the masters of the match and in the 31st minute, they let the second goal go in Diego Laínez's arrival to the area with everything in favor; shortly after, the player from Betis of Spain caused a penalty, well-charged by Henry Martin, the 2-0.

Suriname goalkeeper Warner Hahn saved his team in the 56th minute by deflecting a dangerous shot by Lainez and Luis Romo missed a clear goal-scoring chance in the 68th minute to confirm Tri's lack of effectiveness. Hahn brought down Orbelín Pineda in the box and caused another penalty kick, missed by Marcelo Flores. Mexico scored its third goal in the 94th minute, with Sanchez's right-footed strike from outside the box. After three games, Jamaica leads Group 1 with four points, one ahead of Mexico and three ahead of Suriname. On Tuesday, Mexico will visit Jamaica.

Mexico 0-0 Ecuador - Qatar 2022 friendly recap

Mexico closed their warm-up matches with a goalless draw against Ecuador. Here are the best highlights of the match for the Mexican national team.

The Mexican National Team was unable to win its last warm-up match of the summer. The team coached by Gerardo Martino drew goalless against Ecuador at Soldier Field in Chicago, United States. The balance of the three friendly matches they faced was a 2-1 victory against Nigeria; a painful 3-0 defeat against Uruguay; and now a goalless draw against the Tricolor.

Now comes the Nations League, Martino's team has two commitments in the continental competition. The first will be against Suriname, at the TSM, home of Santos Laguna, on Saturday, June 11; the second is against Jamaica in Kingstone, on Tuesday, June 14.

Mexico 0-3 Uruguay: Friendly Match Summary on the Road to Qatar 2022

Relive Mexico's loss to Uruguay in the friendly match played in the United States. Gerardo Martino's men continue their preparations.

After defeating Nigeria last Saturday, the Mexican National Team faced its Uruguayan counterpart at the University of Phoenix Stadium as part of its preparation for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, but the result was completely different. The Charrúa team won 3-0 over the Aztecs with a goal by José María Giménez and a brace by Edinson Cavani.

The Mexican fans were not happy with the result against the South American team and booed Martino at the end of the game to reproach him for the poor results in recent matches. The Mexican National Team and "El Tata" Martino will have their next game next Sunday at 6:30 PM, Mexico Central Time, against Ecuador and you will be able to watch it live.

Mexico 2-1 Nigeria - Qatar 2022 Friendly Recap

Mexico's national team defeated Nigeria 2-1 at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas to kick off their preparations for Qatar 2022.

The Mexican National Team began its preparation for Qatar 2022, Gerardo Martino's team won 2-1 against its Nigerian counterpart in a friendly match held at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The goals for Mexico were scored by Cruz Azul striker Santiago Giménez and an own goal by William Troost-Ekong. While Cyriel Dessers equalized for Nigeria, the African team's new coach was Portuguese José Peseiro.

One of the most attractive matches that the Mexican National Team will play will be against Uruguay, the match will take place this Thursday, June 2 at the University of Phoenix Stadium, in the company of Mexico's best narrators, Christian Martinoli, Luis García, Jorge Campos, Inés Sainz, Zague, Carlos Guerrero, David Medrano, and Gerardo Velázquez de León.

Mexico 0-0 Guatemala - Summary of the friendly match on the road to Qatar 2022

The Mexican national soccer team played to a scoreless draw against Luis Fernando Tena's Guatemala in Orlando, Florida.

The Mexican National Team's preparation for Qatar 2022 kicked off, and the Aztec team played to a scoreless draw against Guatemala, the match took place in Orlando, Florida, and this duel served for Gerardo Martino to see new elements in preparation for the World Cup.

An old acquaintance of Mexican soccer, Luis Fernando Tena, now coach of Guatemala, is still undefeated since his arrival to the national team, with two wins and this draw against the Aztecs, the famous "flaco" is remembered for one of the greatest achievements in Mexican soccer, as he was a gold medalist with our country in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The youth player, Marcelo Flores had minutes with the Mexican National Team and the element that all the fans were asking for returned to add minutes with "Tata", the Arsenal player who came on as a substitute in the 67th minute.

Mexico 2-0 El Salvador - CONCACAF Octagonal Final Summary

The Mexican National Team sealed its ticket to the Qatar 2022 World Cup after defeating El Salvador at the Azteca Stadium.

The Mexican National Team is in Qatar in 2022. Mexico had no problems beating El Salvador 2-0, on the last date of the Concacaf Octagonal Final, a match in which they needed a win to get a direct ticket to the World Cup. With goals by Uriel Antuna and Raúl Jiménez, the team coached by Gerardo 'Tata' Martino sealed its eighth victory in the qualifiers, adding 28 points, which left them in second place in the World Cup qualifiers.

Mexico achieved this position, in addition to the defeat of the United States against Costa Rica. The Stars and Stripes finished third to also go directly to Qatar 2022, along with Canada; while the Ticos will have to face New Zealand in the playoffs.

Honduras 0-1 Mexico - CONCACAF Octagonal Final Summary

Although they suffered, the Mexican National Team earned three more points in the CONCACAF Octagonal Final after defeating Honduras by the minimum score.

Mexico remains in third place in the Final Octagonal. Even though the forms are not to their liking, the Mexican National Team has taken four points out of six in its last two matches, after tying against the United States at the Azteca Stadium and defeating Honduras by the minimum in San Pedro Sula.

Visits to Central America have never been easy for Mexico, but once again, as has been the case throughout the qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the Aztec National Team pulled out all the stops and managed to pick up three more points. The only game in Central America that they drew in that territory was against Panama by a score of 1-1.

When everything looked like it was going to end in a draw, Edson Álvarez got up on a corner kick and headed the ball past the goalkeeper to reach 25 points so far in the Final Octagonal with seven wins, four ties, and two defeats. The final match on the road to Qatar 2022 will be played at the Azteca Stadium. Don't miss Mexico vs El Salvador.

Summary - Mexico draws goalless against the United States at the Azteca

Mexico played to a scoreless draw against the United States in the qualifying game for the World Cup in Qatar, and the ticket to the World Cup is almost in the bag.

The Mexican National Team and the United States played to a scoreless draw at the Azteca Stadium on Thursday, in what was the penultimate game of both teams' qualification for the World Cup, a tournament in which they are virtually qualified. The United States had clear scoring chances; Guillermo Ochoa was a factor in keeping a clean sheet. In the second half, Mexico was better and presented an energetic version of Hirving Lozano, who was the best attacker, but the scoreboard did not move in 90 minutes.

The United States exerted pressure at the start of the match, which had the first half with a lot of tension and opportunities for both Concacaf teams, a region in which Canada already has its ticket to the World Cup. The Mexicans had the ball, with the statistics 55-45 in their favor, but gave up the possibility of opening the scoreboard in the 28th minute, when Jesús Manuel Corona, stepped into the area with everything in his favor, but made a bad control and could not finish.

The United States set up a couple of clear goal-scoring plays, in which Guillermo Ochoa saved Gerardo Martino's team; in minute 14, he made a precise save on a left-footed shot by Yunus Musah, and in minute 35, he kept out a shot by Christian Pulisic. In the second half, the United States came close again with another shot by Pulisic, in which Ochoa was once again the hero.

Jiménez, the scorer of the English Premier League's Wolverhampton, had a chance for his team in the 70' and gave the ball away, two minutes before Jordan Siebatcheu failed with everything in his favor in front of Ochoa's goal, sending the ball far from the goal.

After a flurry of emotions, Alexis Vega slipped into the area and headed towards the goal from the side, he threw himself at the slightest contact with a defender, falling to the turf without the referee believing it to be a penalty kick, so he asked him to stand up and called him yellow.

With a couple of games remaining for each team, Canada leads the qualifying round with 25 points, followed by the United States and Mexico, in that order with 22, Costa Rica (19), Panama (18), El Salvador (10), Jamaica (8) and Honduras (4). On the penultimate date of the qualifying round, next Sunday Mexico will visit Honduras, Panama the United States, Jamaica Canada, Costa Rica El Salvador.