World Cup 2022: Angry Mexico Fan Breaks TV After Elimination From the Tournament

World Cup 2022: Angry Mexico Fan Breaks TV After Elimination From the Tournament

  • A Mexican fan resorted to breaking his television set after his country was eliminated from the 2022 FIFA World Cup
  • The man, who donned a Mexico jersey, was captured on camera punching his device before he reached for the knife
  • Mexico were eliminated from the tournament after a third-place finish behind Poland and Group C winners Argentina

A Mexican fan has gone viral after he angrily smashed his television, following the country's early elimination from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

El Tri were unable to go past the group stages of the tournament, after a disastrous campaign that saw them finish third in Group C.

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Mexico players react after the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group C football match against Saudi Arabia at the Lusail Stadium. Photo by Alfredo Estrella.
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The team, under the tutelage of Tata Martino, managed just four points in three of their group-stage fixtures.

Mexico drew against Poland in their World Cup opener, before suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Argentina, who topped the pool.

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Their 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in their last game on Wednesday night was not enough to guarantee them a spot in the last 16, with Poland advancing at their expense on goal difference.

Mexican fan smashes TV

One distraught fan, who was unable to control his emotions, was captured on camera smashing his television set.

While sporting a Mexico shirt, the yet-to-be-identified man punched his TV until it broke before he reached for his knife and struck it several times.

This was the first time since 1978 Mexico had failed to progress to the next round of the global football showpiece.

Poland, who advanced after finishing ahead of the North Americans, are scheduled to take on reigning champions France in the knockouts.

Mexico boss sacked

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Mexico head coach Martino has lost his job with the national team, following his side's early elimination from the tournament.

The CONCACAF nation kicked off their campaign with a draw against Poland, before Argentina stunned them 2-0 in their second fixture.

The Martino-tutored side went on to pick up four points during the tournament, with their last group fixture ending in a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia.

Source: Sports Brief News