Thursday, July 5, 2007

Mexico's reward

Mexico stunned Brazil 2-0, beat Ecuador 2-1 and played in cruise control in a 0-0 tie with Chile to wrap up the Group B title.

Their reward: Argentina or Paraguay.

Argentina last met Mexico in Leipzig, Germany, on June 24, 2006 and eliminated them from the World Cup with a 2-1 extra-time win.

Paraguay last met Mexico in Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on June 5, 2007 and beat Mexico 1-0, thus becoming just the second team to beat Mexico in Azteca since 1981.

Some reward.

Brazil, meanwhile, gets Chile in a quarterfinal matchup.

Still, Mexico coach Hugo Sanchez seems more worried about his own team than his opponents.

"Any team that faces Mexico will have to play their best in order to beat them because we are improving and are very concentrated."


Joel Aceves said...

I would have thought that the winner of the group would face the team that qualified as third best!

Not sure what the CONMEBOL officials were thinking when they made this rule.

Anyways, I am confident Mexico can beat Paraguay. And then get their revenge in the final against Argentina.

"Que importa vivir de ilusiones, si asi soy feliz"

Anonymous said...

mexico will not win the tournament period so it does not matter who they play next