Canelo Alvarez had placed huge bets on his National side Mexico, reaching the World Cup finals but was left appalled by their performance in the 2-0 defeat to Argentina yesterday.
The Boxing legend kept high hopes for his country going into this World Cup. Placed in a tough group, to begin with, Mexico knew their path to the Round of 16 wasn’t gonna be easy having never qualified for it since the 1994 World Cup.
Canelo Alvarez predicted Mexico to reach the world cup finals
After returning to Mexico for his new business venture VMC (Viva Mexico Cabrones), Canelo Alvarez gave an interview on November 18th making bold statements about Mexico’s World cup campaign.
Congrats to @canelo launching his new drink @vmcdrinks 🇲🇽🔥
The Undisputed Super Middleweight Champion Canelo has a new business venture called VMC “Viva Mexico Cabrones”
Will Canelo have success in new business?
Will he be ready to return in May? pic.twitter.com/Kro32eFusQ
— BoxingBodegaOfficial (@BoxingBodega) November 17, 2022
He said “I might sound crazy but I bet for Mexico to make it to the final of the World Cup. I might go to Qatar. They invited me but it depends on my injury.”
Argentina was up against Mexico in the 2nd and most crucial match of their group-stage campaign. They held Poland for a draw with Robert Lewandowski’s penalty being saved by Ochoa, Mexico had all the momentum behind them going into this game.
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 23, 2022
After a goalless first half and a few commendable attempts by Mexico, it took Argentina 20 minutes of the second half to open the scoring, with none other than Lionel Messi scoring.
Messi gave Argentina the lead with a left-footed finish in the bottom right corner in the 65th minute and he didn’t stop there as he assisted Argentina’s 2nd goal scored by Enzo Fernandez.
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) November 26, 2022
Canelo was furious with this result has predicted for his Country to reach the finals, he now sees them move to the bottom of the group with this defeat.
Is Mexico eliminated from the World Cup?
With Mexico at the bottom of Group C with one draw and one loss in their two games, they are on the cusp of being eliminated from the World Cup.
Mexico’s chances are looking bleak with El tri facing Saudi Arabia in their must-win next match. Goal difference will play a great role in their survival.
Should Poland win against Argentina and Mexico wins their match against Saudi Arabia, Mexico will qualify for the round of 16, sending Argentina back home.
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 26, 2022
If Argentina wins, Mexico will have to rely on the goal difference and will have to score 5 goals past Saudi Arabia to go above Poland in the group.
If Argentina vs Poland ends up resulting in a draw, Mexico will have to defeat Saudi Arabia by four goals to guarantee their spot in the Round of 16.