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Croatia vs Mexico

Croatia vs Mexico

Croatia vs Mexico

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Croatia vs Mexico

Croatia have been a little unlucky in this tournament.  They were very hard done by to have lost against Brazil and with their outstanding midfield and for us they are a loss to the tournament.

Group A ended with Brazil winning it and Mexico (who have been great) finished second.  Both teams knew the winner of this was going through so it was a pressure game.

This game ended with Mexico going through with a 3-1 win.  Their forward line is strong and they have the potential, like many South American teams to do well here.  The heat I think could be getting to people as it is the South American teams really hitting the high notes.

It was a hard hitting game as both teams knew what was at stake.  Olic was as good as he has been and went close a few times.  Herrera hit the post with a long range left footed shot as well so both teams would shoot.

Croatia had to win though and that was their problem.  As time ticked on they needed to get on the score sheet but as Mexico pushed for the attack the Croatians became happy to go for the counter attack – that is what let them down.

The Mexico fans sang out to motivate their players as their super captain Marquez delivered.  A defender stepped up and opened the scoring with a captain’s header.  Then, the crowd went crazy singing their hearts out.

Guardado added a second and Hernandez headed in a 3rd all within ten minutes.  Yes Perisic who’s had a good tournament got one back before the end of normal time but it was all Mexico.

Mexico finish second and go through from Group A.  It ended Croatia vs Mexico (1-3) and it was a good match.