FIFA World Cup

Saudi Arabia vs Mexico, 2022 FIFA World Cup, Group Stage

· FIFA World Cup
  • 90'+5': Salem Al-Dawsari
FT
1 - 2
  • 47': Henry Martín
  • 52': Luis Chávez

Mexico exit World Cup on goal difference despite win over Saudi Arabia

Mexico exited the World Cup after missing out on a place in the last 16 to Poland on goal difference, despite beating Saudi Arabia 2-1.

Match Commentary

  • 0': Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
  • 0': First Half begins.
  • 2': Attempt missed. Luis Chávez (Mexico) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Henry Martín.
  • 3': Attempt saved. Saleh Al Shehri (Saudi Arabia) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 3': Attempt saved. Alexis Vega (Mexico) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hirving Lozano with a through ball.
  • 3': Foul by Edson Álvarez (Mexico).
  • 3': Mohammed Kanno (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 8': Attempt missed. Mohammed Kanno (Saudi Arabia) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Salem Al Dawsari.
  • 8': Offside, Mexico. Henry Martín tries a through ball, but Jorge Sánchez is caught offside.
  • 11': Foul by Saleh Al Shehri (Saudi Arabia).
  • 11': Jesús Gallardo (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12': Foul by Luis Chávez (Mexico).
  • 12': Saud Abdulhamid (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 13': Attempt missed. Mohammed Kanno (Saudi Arabia) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
  • 15': Foul by Edson Álvarez (Mexico).
  • 15': Hassan Tambakti (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 16': Edson Álvarez (Mexico) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 18': Edson Álvarez (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 18': Foul by Mohammed Kanno (Saudi Arabia).
  • 23': Attempt saved. Luis Chávez (Mexico) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 24': Foul by Ali Al Hassan (Saudi Arabia).
  • 24': Orbelín Pineda (Mexico) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 25': Attempt saved. Orbelín Pineda (Mexico) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Henry Martín.
  • 27': Attempt missed. Orbelín Pineda (Mexico) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Hirving Lozano with a cross.
  • 28': Foul by Saleh Al Shehri (Saudi Arabia).
  • 28': Héctor Moreno (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 28': Saleh Al Shehri (Saudi Arabia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 30': Feras Al Brikan (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 30': Foul by Jesús Gallardo (Mexico).
  • 32': Foul by Abdulelah Al Amri (Saudi Arabia).
  • 32': Orbelín Pineda (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34': Foul by Salem Al Dawsari (Saudi Arabia).
  • 34': Hirving Lozano (Mexico) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 34': Foul by Ali Al Hassan (Saudi Arabia).
  • 34': Luis Chávez (Mexico) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 34': Ali Al Hassan (Saudi Arabia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 35': Attempt blocked. Luis Chávez (Mexico) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 35': Corner, Mexico. Conceded by Ali Al Hassan.
  • 36': Attempt missed. Jesús Gallardo (Mexico) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alexis Vega with a cross following a corner.
  • 37': Substitution, Saudi Arabia. Riyadh Sharahili replaces Ali Al Bulayhi because of an injury.
  • 38': Foul by Jorge Sánchez (Mexico).
  • 38': Saud Abdulhamid (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 40': Foul by Riyadh Sharahili (Saudi Arabia).
  • 40': Hirving Lozano (Mexico) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 41': Attempt blocked. Luis Chávez (Mexico) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 41': Attempt blocked. Orbelín Pineda (Mexico) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hirving Lozano.
  • 41': Corner, Mexico. Conceded by Hassan Tambakti.
  • 43': Abdulelah Al Amri (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 43': Foul by Henry Martín (Mexico).
  • 44': Alexis Vega (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 44': Foul by Sultan Al Ghannam (Saudi Arabia).
  • 45': Attempt blocked. Alexis Vega (Mexico) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Henry Martín.
  • 45': Attempt blocked. Luis Chávez (Mexico) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 45': Offside, Mexico. César Montes tries a through ball, but Henry Martín is caught offside.
  • 45'+2': Foul by César Montes (Mexico).
  • 45'+2': Saleh Al Shehri (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+2': Offside, Mexico. Jesús Gallardo tries a through ball, but Alexis Vega is caught offside.
  • 45'+3': Hand ball by Orbelín Pineda (Mexico).
  • 45'+6': Attempt missed. Ali Al Hassan (Saudi Arabia) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sultan Al Ghannam with a cross.
  • 45'+6': Foul by Henry Martín (Mexico).
  • 45'+6': Hassan Tambakti (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+7': First Half ends, Saudi Arabia 0, Mexico 0.
  • 45': Second Half begins Saudi Arabia 0, Mexico 0.
  • 45': Substitution, Mexico. Uriel Antuna replaces Alexis Vega.
  • 45': Substitution, Saudi Arabia. Abdullah Madu replaces Ali Al Hassan.
  • 46': Foul by Riyadh Sharahili (Saudi Arabia).
  • 46': Orbelín Pineda (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47': Attempt saved. Luis Chávez (Mexico) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Uriel Antuna.
  • 47': Attempt blocked. Hirving Lozano (Mexico) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 47': Corner, Mexico. Conceded by Sultan Al Ghannam.
  • 47': Goal! Saudi Arabia 0, Mexico 1. Henry Martín (Mexico) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by César Montes with a headed pass following a corner.
  • 48': Foul by Edson Álvarez (Mexico).
  • 48': Saleh Al Shehri (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 50': Attempt missed. Sultan Al Ghannam (Saudi Arabia) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right following a set piece situation.
  • 50': Foul by Riyadh Sharahili (Saudi Arabia).
  • 50': Luis Chávez (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51': Foul by Hassan Tambakti (Saudi Arabia).
  • 51': Henry Martín (Mexico) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 52': Hassan Tambakti (Saudi Arabia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 52': Goal! Saudi Arabia 0, Mexico 2. Luis Chávez (Mexico) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.
  • 55': Attempt missed. Sultan Al Ghannam (Saudi Arabia) header from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Saleh Al Shehri.
  • 56': Offside, Mexico. Hirving Lozano tries a through ball, but Henry Martín is caught offside.
  • 58': Foul by Hassan Tambakti (Saudi Arabia).
  • 58': Henry Martín (Mexico) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 58': Corner, Mexico. Conceded by Abdullah Madu.
  • 59': Corner, Mexico. Conceded by Saleh Al Shehri.
  • 59': Attempt missed. Henry Martín (Mexico) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luis Chávez with a cross following a corner.
  • 60': Corner, Mexico. Conceded by Saleh Al Shehri.
  • 61': Foul by Orbelín Pineda (Mexico).
  • 61': Salem Al Dawsari (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 62': Substitution, Saudi Arabia. Abdulrahman Al Obud replaces Saleh Al Shehri.
  • 62': Attempt missed. Abdulelah Al Amri (Saudi Arabia) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Salem Al Dawsari with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 66': Attempt saved. Hirving Lozano (Mexico) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Orbelín Pineda.
  • 67': Attempt blocked. Feras Al Brikan (Saudi Arabia) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Abdulrahman Al Obud with a headed pass.
  • 67': Corner, Saudi Arabia. Conceded by Héctor Moreno.
  • 69': Foul by Mohammed Kanno (Saudi Arabia).
  • 69': Orbelín Pineda (Mexico) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 70': Attempt missed. Henry Martín (Mexico) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.
  • 72': Foul by Riyadh Sharahili (Saudi Arabia).
  • 72': Hirving Lozano (Mexico) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 73': Attempt saved. Luis Chávez (Mexico) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
  • 73': Hand ball by Héctor Moreno (Mexico).
  • 74': Foul by Hirving Lozano (Mexico).
  • 74': Mohammed Al Owais (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 74': Offside, Saudi Arabia. Feras Al Brikan tries a through ball, but Sultan Al Ghannam is caught offside.
  • 75': Offside, Mexico. Luis Chávez tries a through ball, but Hirving Lozano is caught offside.
  • 76': Offside, Saudi Arabia. Salem Al Dawsari tries a through ball, but Feras Al Brikan is caught offside.
  • 76': Attempt missed. Orbelín Pineda (Mexico) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Henry Martín.
  • 77': Substitution, Mexico. Carlos Rodríguez replaces Orbelín Pineda.
  • 77': Substitution, Mexico. Raúl Jiménez replaces Henry Martín.
  • 78': Attempt blocked. Uriel Antuna (Mexico) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hirving Lozano.
  • 78': Attempt saved. Edson Álvarez (Mexico) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
  • 80': Attempt missed. Salem Al Dawsari (Saudi Arabia) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Riyadh Sharahili.
  • 81': Foul by Abdullah Madu (Saudi Arabia).
  • 81': Hirving Lozano (Mexico) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 81': Abdullah Madu (Saudi Arabia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 83': Attempt blocked. Luis Chávez (Mexico) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hirving Lozano.
  • 84': Carlos Rodríguez (Mexico) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 84': Foul by Salem Al Dawsari (Saudi Arabia).
  • 84': Foul by Jorge Sánchez (Mexico).
  • 84': Saud Abdulhamid (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 86': Substitution, Mexico. Kevin Álvarez replaces Jorge Sánchez.
  • 86': Substitution, Mexico. Rogelio Funes Mori replaces Edson Álvarez.
  • 87': Offside, Mexico. Carlos Rodríguez tries a through ball, but Uriel Antuna is caught offside.
  • 88': Substitution, Saudi Arabia. Hattan Bahbri replaces Sultan Al Ghannam.
  • 88': Feras Al Brikan (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 88': Foul by César Montes (Mexico).
  • 89': Attempt blocked. Rogelio Funes Mori (Mexico) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hirving Lozano.
  • 90'+1': Foul by Abdulelah Al Amri (Saudi Arabia).
  • 90'+1': Rogelio Funes Mori (Mexico) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+1': Abdulelah Al Amri (Saudi Arabia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+2': Attempt saved. Hirving Lozano (Mexico) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 90'+2': Corner, Mexico. Conceded by Saud Abdulhamid.
  • 90'+2': Corner, Mexico. Conceded by Mohammed Kanno.
  • 90'+3': Foul by Hattan Bahbri (Saudi Arabia).
  • 90'+3': Raúl Jiménez (Mexico) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+4': Attempt missed. Hirving Lozano (Mexico) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
  • 90'+4': Foul by Rogelio Funes Mori (Mexico).
  • 90'+4': Hassan Tambakti (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+5': Goal! Saudi Arabia 1, Mexico 2. Salem Al Dawsari (Saudi Arabia) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hattan Bahbri.
  • 90'+6': Foul by Rogelio Funes Mori (Mexico).
  • 90'+6': Mohammed Al Owais (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+7': Foul by Hattan Bahbri (Saudi Arabia).
  • 90'+7': Hirving Lozano (Mexico) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+7': Hattan Bahbri (Saudi Arabia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+8': Foul by Raúl Jiménez (Mexico).
  • 90'+8': Mohammed Al Owais (Saudi Arabia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+8': Second Half ends, Saudi Arabia 1, Mexico 2.
  • 0': Match ends, Saudi Arabia 1, Mexico 2.

Statistics

https://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/countries/500/ksa.png&h=25&scale=crop&w=25&location=originKSA MEXhttps://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/teamlogos/countries/500/mex.png&h=25&scale=crop&w=25&location=origin
20 Fouls 18
6 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
2 Offsides 6
1 Corner Kicks 8
8 Saves 1
39.3 POSSESSION 60.7
10 SHOTS 26
2 ON GOAL 11
0.2 On Target % 0.4
0 Penalty Goals 0
0 Penalty Kicks Taken 0
166 Accurate Passes 320
287 Passes 426
0.6 Pass Completion % 0.8
2 Accurate Crosses 8
9 Crosses 31
0.2 Cross % 0.3
68 Long Balls 64
21 Accurate Long Balls 27
0.3 Long Balls % 0.4
1 Blocked Shots 8
7 Effective Tackles 7
15 Tackles 16
0.5 Tackle % 0.4
8 Interceptions 7
27 Effective Clearances 10
27 Clearances 10

Game Information

Competition: FIFA World Cup

Venue: Lusail Iconic Stadium
Location: Lusail, Qatar
Attendance: 84,985

World Cup Standings

# TEAM GP GD PTS
6 Argentina 3 0 1
4 Poland 3 1 1
4 Mexico 3 1 1
3 Saudi Arabia 3 0 2
Full Standings

Line-Ups

KSA Saudi Arabia (4-4-2)

No. Name
21 Mohammed Al-Owais (GK)
17 Hassan Altambakti Yellow Card
4 Abdulelah Al-Amri Yellow Card
5 Ali Al-Bulayhi
2 Sultan Al-Ghannam
12 Saud Abdulhamid
15 Ali Al-Hassan Yellow Card
10 Salem Al-Dawsari
9 Feras Al-Brikan
23 Mohamed Kanno
11 Saleh Al-Shehri Yellow Card

MEX Mexico (4-2-3-1)

No. Name
13 Guillermo Ochoa (GK)
15 Héctor Moreno
3 César Montes
23 Jesús Gallardo
19 Jorge Sánchez
17 Orbelín Pineda
24 Luis Chávez
4 Edson Álvarez Yellow Card
20 Henry Martín
10 Alexis Vega
22 Hirving Lozano

World Cup News

Arnold: How can Australia have a football culture without a home?
Arnold: How can Australia have a football culture without a home?

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold calls on the government for more funding and support, saying "it's time that they stepped up".

Australia commit to Graham Arnold but expectations are high after World Cup showing
Australia commit to Graham Arnold but expectations are high after World Cup showing

Graham Arnold is effectively being given the keys to Australian men's football and plans to do a good amount of driving. But expectations are high.

Lionel Messi says he regrets his actions during heated World Cup match against Netherlands
Lionel Messi says he regrets his actions during heated World Cup match against Netherlands

Lionel Messi has expressed regret over his behaviour during and after Argentina's quarterfinal against the Netherlands at the World Cup in Qatar.

Graham Arnold set to lead Socceroos to next World Cup
Graham Arnold set to lead Socceroos to next World Cup

Graham Arnold is set to re-sign as Socceroos coach through to the end of their 2026 World Cup campaign.

Cavani among Uruguay players given bans for World Cup disorder
Cavani among Uruguay players given bans for World Cup disorder

FIFA gave match bans to four Uruguay players, including Edinson Cavani, over their behavior toward officials at the World Cup vs. Ghana.