The Mexican team added a new episode to the ‘curse of penalties’ after being eliminated in the Semifinals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics against Brazil
The Tricolor Olímpico failed in his first two shots that sentenced him to lose the opportunity to play the game for the gold medal and although the most remembered penalty shootouts for Mexico have been the eliminations in Mexico 86 and USA 94, in recent history there are also some setbacks.
PAN AMERICAN GAMES 2019 VS HONDURAS
The U23 team lost to the Catrachos in the Semifinals of the Games Pan American Games Lima 2019, after drawing 1-1 in the 120 minutes.
Ismael Govea and Pablo López missed the first and third shots for Mexico, while the Hondurans approached all their charges and sent Mexico to play the game for third place that would end up taking against Uruguay.
NIGERIA U17 WORLD CUP 2009
Mexico reached the U-17 World Cup in Nigeria as the current Champion and seeking to revalidate its title, but found itself with South Korea in the Eighth Finals.
After a match in which the Tri Sub 17 held the advantage for most of the match, Kim Dong Jin tied at 90 and forced extra time and subsequent penalties that would end up forcing the National Team to give up the crown.
Carlos Alberto Campos would miss the first of the batch, while Korea would not miss any and advance to the Quarterfinals.
CONFEDERATIONS CUP 2005
The National Team had delivered a first level match fighting you for you against Argentina in 120 minutes, where even Carlos Salcido put the Tricolor ahead with a great goal in 104 ‘, but Luciano Figueroa tied at 110’ sending to penalties.
After five shots where all the collectors hit, among which Gonzalo Pineda’s Panenka stands out, sudden death was the last resort and Ricardo Osorio missed his penalty, leaving one of the most painful defeats in history.
GOLD CUP 2002 VS SOUTH KOREA
South Korea became an uncomfortable guest at the 2002 Gold Cup after knocking out Mexico in the Quarterfinals.
After 120 minutes without goals, penalties ended up giving the Asian team a pass to the next round after Alfonso Sosa and Ignacio Hierro missed the third and fourth shots for Mexico.
CUP AMERICA 1995 VS UNITED STATES
United States and Mexico they were invited for the second time to play the Copa América and the chances of fate crossed them in the Quarterfinals of the tournament held in Uruguay.
The Americans hit their four charges, while Carlos Hermosillo and Alberto Coyote missed for the Tricolor and Frank Koplas’s shot left no chances of a fourth collector for the greens.
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