Mexico and Argentina Fans Clash in Qatar Days Before Crucial World Cup Group Game

Mexico and Argentina Fans Clash in Qatar Days Before Crucial World Cup Group Game

  • Supporters of Mexico and Argentina clashed in Qatar on Wednesday, November 23, just a few days before both nations’ group C encounter
  • The second group match between Mexico and Argentina will be decisive for the aspirations of both teams at the 2022 FIFA World Cup
  • Argentina are bottom of Group C with zero points after an opening day loss to Saudi Arabia, while Mexico has one point from their first game

Tension seems to be brewing between fans of Argentina and Mexico ahead of this weekend’s crunch group game between both nations at the FIFA World Cup.

Argentina faces a must-win encounter against the Mexicans, after they succumbed to a shock 2-1 opening group game loss to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, November 22.

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Mexico and Argentina supporters clashed in Qatar just days before both nations meet in a crucial World Cup encounter. Photo by Visionhaus/Chris Brunskill.
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According to the Daily Express, fighting broke out among Argentina and Mexico supporters on the streets of Qatar on Wednesday night, just days before their World Cup match-up.

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Fans of both teams brawled in a video that has been circulating on social media. It is reported that some persons were hurt, despite the absence of an official report.

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Argentina, who are without a point in the 2022 FIFA World Cup so far, will hope to keep their knockout hopes alive with a win against Mexico on Saturday, November 26.

Argentina: no margin for error

Meanwhile, Argentina’s shock loss to Saudi Arabia means the South American champions can no longer afford any slip-ups at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, if they hope to progress to the next round.

La Albiceleste can get a maximum of six points more from their group, but Lionel Scaloni’s team will need to beat Mexico and Poland in their remaining two games to progress to the knockout round, Marca reports.

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Argentina currently lie bottom of Group C with no points, while Saudi Arabia tops the group with 3 points, and Poland and Mexico share a point apiece.

Messi's doctor hopes Argentina loses

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Lionel Messi’s doctor, Diego Schwarzstein has said that he doesn't want Argentina to win a single game at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Messi will be hoping to lead his country to their third World Cup title in the Middle East, having already won the tournament in 1978 and 1986.

The South American giants are among the strongest contenders to lift the trophy in Qatar and are unbeaten in 35 matches coming into the World Cup.