Less than a week before the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, one of the leaders of the Albiceleste in its history, Sergio “Kun” Omen praised Gerardo’s painting “daddy” Martino, whom he pointed out as “dangerous” prior to their meeting within the World Cup on November 26 from the Lusail Stadium.
It was in an interview with ESPN where the former artilleryman Independiente, Atlético de Madrid, Manchester City, FC Barcelona and the Argentine National Team ensured that the combined Aztec You grow on the big stages, so the match will be one of the most attractive in Qatar 2022.
“Argentina has a much better chance of winning it, but Mexico has those matches. Capaz plays the best game against Argentina. Suddenly they play you like never before, that’s why I think Mexico is dangerous. Then you see Mexico against an inferior country and end up losing. But with big teams he plays you like never before ”, commented the Kun for ESPN.
Finally, the Argentine pointed out that, despite the favoritism that Lionel Scaloni’s team has prior to the match: “Mexico are more dangerous when they are not in a good moment”, added the attacker who throughout his career with the Albiceleste He scored 42 goals, two of these against the Mexican National Team in friendly matches.
Qatar 2022 will be the fourth time in history that they will face each other in a World Cup: the draw held in the Arab nation determined that they will share Group C with Poland and Saudi Arabia. This will be the third time that they meet in the maximum appointment of National Teams.
History between both National Teams in official competitions
Argentina and Mexico have faced each other 35 times, with the Albiceleste as the clear dominator, as they have won 18 times, 13 draws and four wins for the tricolor team.
World Cup: 3 games, 0 wins for Mexico, 0 draws and 3 wins for Argentina.
Confederations Cup: 1 match, 0 wins for Mexico, 0 draws and 1 win for Argentina.
Friendlies: 23 games, 3 wins for Mexico, 10 draws and 10 wins for Argentina.
Copa América: 5 games, 1 victory for Mexico, 2 draws and 2 victories for Argentina.
Pan American Games: 3 games, 0 wins for Mexico, 1 draw and 2 wins for Argentina.
The last duel was a friendly between the two squads, on September 10, 2019 at the Mario Kempes Stadium in Córdoba, with a 4-0 victory for Lionel Scaloni’s team with three goals from Lautaro Martínez and one more from Leandro Paredes. As for the last official confrontation, it was the 3-1 victory of Argentina, led by Diego Armando Maradona, in the round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Picture Tricolor He plans to travel to Qatar on November 17, just five days before the start of the World Cup. Mexico will begin its participation in the World Cup on Tuesday, November 22 against Poland; Argentina will be measured on Saturday the 26th and the group stage will end against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday the 30th.
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