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Mexico beats Saudi Arabia, narrowly misses out on Knockout round


LUSAIL, Qatar - The Mexican national team defeated Saudi Arabia 2-1 in their final match of the group stage - and missing out in dramatic fashion of advancing to the next round.

In the other game of the group - Argentina defeated Poland 2-0, meaning that the European country finished ahead of Mexico on better goal differential.

Mexico scored twice early in the second half to take a 2-0 lead and continued to create chances but were unable to find the third goal that would have put them in the next round - two goals from Mexico were called off for offside and in aggregate time Saudi Arabia scored a goal that ended Mexico's chances.

Poland will now face France on Sunday in the Round of 16 - while Argentina will now face Australia.

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Edwin Delgado

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