Football match between Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico

Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico (2022 World Cup)

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Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico (2022 World Cup) was a football match in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in which Mexico defeated Saudi Arabia by a 2-1 score. The win, however, did not qualify Mexico for the knock-out phase, leaving fans to share memes about the game on social media.

The Match

On November 30th, 2022, Saudi Arabia lost to Mexico by a 2-1[1] score in the first group stage match of the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Despite its win, the game resulted in the elimination of both countries, as Mexico was unable to qualify for round 16 because the team failed to secure enough points.


Mexican football fans went to social media to express their emotions about the country's tragic elimination at the World Cup. For example, on November 30th, 2022, @ElChocoflan[2] posted a montage of The Office show characters to represent Group C fighting to secure a spot in round 16 of the 2022 World Cup. The post received 74,300 views and 2,100 likes in one day (seen below).

As the match between Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico and Poland vs. Argentina happened simultaneously, all countries had a chance to advance to the next phase of the World Cup, leading some fans to hope for a miraculous victory, as this tweet by @Sebas_JCG[3] describes in Spanish, reading, "I don't know what will happen but I'm nervous." The post received 2,276 likes and 255 retweets in one day (seen below).

Sebastián García @Sebas_JCG Follow *Medio tiempo en el grupo C* -México vs Arabia Saudita 0-0 -Polonia vs Argentina 0-0 (Messi falla un penal). Mexicanos, Argentinos, Polacos y Árabes: H HISTORY 2.2K No se que sucedera pero estoy muy nervioso 4:52 PM Nov 30, 2022 Reply ↑ Share Ⓡ

The Mexican fan @_hosay[4] posted a TikTok video showing his emotions through the game, receiving 32,700 views and 6,300 likes in one day (seen below).

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External References

[1] FIFA – Overview – Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico

[2] Twitter – ElChocoflan

[3] Twitter – Sebas_JCG

[4] TikTok – @_hosay

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