The Copa del Mundo is taking place in Qatar in 2022, but Mexico has not yet confirmed its participation. As a result, doubts about the future of manager Gerardo Martino have mounted. On the other hand, Mexico drew 0-0 with Ecuador in Chicago. The match was marred by controversial events, including the injury of Jesus Corona in the first half and racist chants against Alexander Dominguez.
The match took place at Soldier Field, where both teams are in pre-Qatar preparations. The first ten minutes saw both teams create a few good opportunities to score, but neither side managed to convert them. The game was highly entertaining, with neither side making mistakes and providing a good atmosphere for fans. Mexico, meanwhile, came into the match off a 3-0 loss to Uruguay.
Mexico’s defense was on its heels for most of the game. Goalkeeper Memo Ochoa made a great save to keep the score at 0-0. However, Mexico was inundated with yellow cards and had a hard time finding a scoring opportunity. As a result, they were forced to make another substitution after the break.
The game has a lot of significance for both teams. The loss to Uruguay in the last friendly is a huge blow for the Mexican team. The team is still hopeful of qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar, but a defeat against Ecuador would be a harsh reality check.
Although Mexico is a team with a lot of talent, the results have been disappointing. In three recent games in the United States, they have lost to Uruguay by a goal and drew with Nigeria. Despite their poor performance, the national team has 11 players in its starting lineup.
The two teams have played two friendly games before the World Cup. After Mexico’s defeat to Uruguay, both teams are eager to get back on track. Their last match in the 2022 qualifiers, they have just one win and one loss. In addition, Ecuador also played two games against Argentina and Brazil and managed to get a point in both. This means that neither team will be easily defeated. As a result, both teams can be very competitive in the 2022 World Cup.
After the Uruguay game, Mexico’s coach Gerardo Martino received a lot of criticism for his team’s lackluster performance. Although he aims to revive the national team’s former glory, he has failed to exploit the best qualities of his squad. The team also has individual players who are not yet in top form. Currently, Raul Jimenez is injured and has not yet returned to his full form.
Mexico has many new faces on the field. Hirving Lozano is out with a hamstring injury, giving Jesus Corona and Alexis Vega more opportunities to make a difference. And the Ecuadorian team is coached by Gustavo Alfaro. So far, they have lost twice.