Matches

SSI Err

Summary

Mexico hold their nerve

Penalties were required in the tournament curtain-raiser and it was the Mexicans who secured the points from the spot.

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Line-up

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12
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11

Substitute(s)

12
1
2
2
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3
5
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11

Coaches

Nicolay PISAREV (RUS)
(MEX) Ramon RAYA

Officials

Referee: CHAVARRIA Erick (CRC)Second referee: QUESADA Franklin (CRC)Third referee: SHARIFAT Ali (IRN)Timekeeper: AL ALI Waleed (UAE)

Statistics

26Shots17
3Corner kicks1
1Overheads0
0Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
50%Possession (%)50%
  • Russia - Mexico
  • Russia - Mexico
  • Russia - Mexico
  • Nigeria - Argentina
  • Russia - Mexico
  • Russia - Mexico

Ricardo Villalobos, Mexico
I'm really emotional about scoring Mexico's first goal in a World Cup. The most important thing is that it helped the team to victory. We led, they came back but we never panicked, and we managed to get the win. Now we have to keep on in the same vein against Brazil and Solomon Islands.