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2018 World Cup Draw: Mexico in Group F

The draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia was held this Friday, with Mexico being placed into Group F.

El Tri will face Germany, Sweden, and South Korea.

Mexico will open their World Cup campaign against the reigning champions Germany on June 17th before facing South Korea on the 23rd and wrapping up group play against Sweden on the 27th.

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WWC: Mexico vs France – Recap and Highlights

womens world cupMexico suffered a 5-0 loss to France in their final group stage game, which will also be their final game of the 2015 Women’s World Cup. After nine games over three World Cups, the Mexican women’s national team still has yet to win a game at this level. As for France, the #3-ranked team in the world advanced to the round of sixteen with the win.

The French got off to the best possible start when Marie Laure Delie scored the second-fastest goal in the history of the Women’s World Cup just 35 seconds into the match. It was all downhill from there from Mexico’s perspective as France quickly added two more.

The unfortunate Jennifer Ruíz turned the ball into her own net in the 9th minute when a cross hit her leg and redirected past goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago to give France the 2-0 lead, and then Eugenie Le Sommer finished off a great build-up in the 15th minute to put the match far out of Mexico’s reach.

France, who were looking to finish first in the group, ran the score up even further before halftime. A shot from Delie hit her teammate Le Sommer and went in, with the goal being officially credited to Le Sommer despite her efforts to get out of the way of Delie’s shot.

France continued to dominate after the break, although they took their foot off the gas in terms of goals. Mexico managed only a few hints of a threatening attack, with Verónica Pérez coming closest with a long-range shot that ended up off target.

As time ran down, Amandine Henry added a fifth to finish off the thrashing, with a beautiful strike from 25 yards out that will surely be a contender for goal of the tournament.

With the victory, France tops the group and advances to the round of sixteen, while Mexico remains in fourth and is eliminated.

Highlights

Lineups

Mexico: Cecilia Santiago, Kenti Robles, Alicia Garcíamendez, Greta Espinosa, Nayeli Rangel (Christina Murillo 83′), Jennifer Ruíz, Stephany Mayor (Arianna Romero 46′), Valeria Miranda, Mónica Ocampo, Charlyn Corral (Renae Cuellar 46′), Verónica Pérez.

France: Sarah Bouhaddi, Jessica Houara, Laura Georges, Wendie Renard, Laure Boulleau (Sabrina Delannoy 77′), Elodie Thomis, Amandine Henry, Camille Abily (Elise Bussalgia 69′), Amel Majri, Eugenie Le Sommer (Gaetane Thiney 62′), Marie Laure Delie. 

Group Standings – Group F

# Team W D L GF GA GD Points
1 France 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
2 England 2 0 1 4 3 +1 6
3 Colombia 1 1 1 4 3 -1 4
4 Mexico 0 1 2 2 8 -6 1

WWC: Colombia vs Mexico – Recap and Highlights

womens world cupColombia and Mexico got their 2015 Women’s World Cup campaigns underway this afternoon, with both countries looking for their first victory at this level. They’re both still looking after today’s 1-1 draw.

The first half was a choppy affair, with a number of fouls breaking up the rhythm of play. By the 34th minute, there were three players in referee Therese Neguel’s book: Colombia’s Natalia Gaitan (the captain) and Orianica Velasquez, as well as Mexican goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago.

Despite the stop-and-start nature of the game, there were moments of good play as well. Renae Cueller and Charlyn Corral were a handful for Colombia’s defenders, with the Mexicans dominating possession in the early going.

In the 12th minute, Colombia thought they had scored on a counterattack against the run of play, but the would-be strike was correctly disallowed for offside, leaving the South Americans still waiting for their first Women’s World Cup goal.

When the breakthrough did come, it came for Mexico. Verónica Pérez finished off a corner kick, and although a scramble in the goalmouth sent the ball back into the field of play, the goal was awarded with the help of goal-line technology, present in the Women’s World Cup for the first time.

That lead lasted until late in the game, but the Mexicans couldn’t find a second goal to definitively kill off the game, which kept the Colombians in it. And they didn’t drop their heads after falling behind; they hit the woodwork and had a would-be equalizer disallowed for a supposed handball in the buildup. All of their pressing finally paid off in the 81st minute, when Daniela Montoya sent a fantastic strike past Santiago to make it 1-1.

The game continued to be played at a furious pace, with Mexico trying to regain their lead, and the game ended in controversy when a would-be stoppage-time goal by Charlyn Corral was disallowed due to a supposed foul in the buildup.

The draw gives Colombia and Mexico each one point, which keeps them behind France but ahead of England. Mexico’s next match comes Saturday against England.

Highlights

Lineups

Colombia: Derly Stefany Castaño, Carolina Arias, Angela Clavijo, Nataly Arias, Orianica Velasquez, Daniela Montoya, Natalia Gaitan, Diana Ospina (Yisela Cuesta 87′), Yoreli Rincon, Lady Andrade (Tatiana Ariza 78′), Catalina Usme (Ingrid Vidal 78′).

Mexico: Cecilia Santiago, Kenti Robles, Christina Murillo, Alicia Garcíamendez, Valeria Miranda, Stephany Mayor, Verónica Pérez, Nayeli Rangel, Mónica Ocampo (Fabiola Ibarra 86′), Renae Cuellar (Jennifer Ruíz 79′), Charlyn Corral. 

Group Standings – Group F

# Team W D L GF GA GD Points
1 France 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
2 Colombia 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
3 Mexico 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
4 England 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0

Liga MX in the World Cup: Argentina, Game 3

Although the majority of the Liga MX players in the World Cup are with the Mexican national team, there are ten other Mexico-based players participating in Brazil. They’re representing Uruguay, Argentina, Ecuador, and the United States, and you can keep track of their involvement, results, and upcoming games here.

argentina flagArgentina – Group F

Monterrey defender José María Basanta was on the bench for Argentina’s final group stage game, in which the South Americans defeated Nigeria 3-2. Basanta has yet to see a single minute of playing time in the World Cup, but as Argentina is on to the Round of Sixteen, he will still have at least one more chance to get on the field.

This game got off to a quick start, with Lionel Messi finding the back of the net in the 3rd minute before Ahmed Musa equalized less than two minutes later. Messi and Musa would exchange goals again – Messi’s just before halftime, Musa just after (45′ + 1 and 47′, respectively), before Marcos Rojas would give Argentina the lead for good three minutes later.

Also of note was the injury to Michael Babatunde in the 63rd minute. The Nigerian striker was hit by a teammate’s shot and was taken off the field with a broken hand. As both these teams have advanced to the round of 16, Babatunde’s injury will be a concern for the Super Eagles.

Group F Table

Team Games W D L GF GA GD Points
Argentina 3 3 0 0 6 3 3 9
Nigeria 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Bosnia-Her 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 3
Iran 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1

Next game: vs Switzerland – Tuesday, July 1 – 12:00 noon – Univision/Univision Deportes/ESPN