Mexico’s national soccer team officially qualified for its eighth consecutive World Cup on Wednesday with a resounding 2-0 victory over El Salvador at the Azteca Stadium, placing it in second place in the Concacaf qualifiers for Qatar 2022.
After an elimination process full of upsets for the team led by Argentine coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino, the end was smooth for “El Tri”, which went undefeated in its seven home games, winning four of them and equaling a historical maximum of three.
Players responded to criticism of “Tata” Martino
The first goal came from a corner kick in the 17th minute of the first half, after a good save by Central American goalkeeper Mario González, the speedy striker of Cruz Azul of the Liga Mx, Uriel Antuna angrily finished off a ball to almost break the Salvadoran goal’s net.
In the celebration, Antuna, who received his first opportunity as a starter in this qualifying round, went to hug Martino together with his teammates in a sign of unity in the face of the criticism that El Tri has received from the majority of Mexican soccer specialists.
Antuna himself, two minutes before halftime, broke away and entered the box on the right flank and was clearly fouled by center back Ronald Gomez to generate the penalty kick that Wolverhampton Premier League center forward Raul Jimenez took perfectly to make it 2-0.
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