because Mexico would have been eliminated!

With tonight’s matches the Group C of the World Cup of football in Qatar, a very balanced group that saw three very competitive national teams face each other such as Poland, Argentina and Mexico and one of the great surprises of this World Cup, theSaudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Despite the excellent performance, the Saudis failed to clinch qualificationfinishing the group in last position.

L’Argentina from Leo Messihowever, despite the initial misstep precisely against the Saudis, finished the group on topand thanks to tonight’s 2-0 win against Poland, will face Australia in the round of 16.

Lionel Messi . (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)

Lozano and Mexico excluded, that’s why

As for the second position, the last one valid for qualifying for the round of 16, there was a long-distance challenge between Mexico And Polanddespite finishing level on points, in the end the Poles prevailed.

Hirving Lozano (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Mexico would have progressed if they beat Saudi Arabia by at least two goals and Argentina beat Poland by two goals or more, as a result Saudi Arabia’s injury-time goal earned Poland throughthat will face France in the round of 16.

Piotr Zielinski (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP) (Photo by MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP via Getty Images)

Until a few minutes before the end, the group should have been decided on fair play parameter, Poland would have won anyway thanks to the lowest number of cards received, 5 against Mexico’s 7 and in the event of a draw even from the point of view of fair play, there would have been a historic draw to decide France’s opponent.

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