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Mexico looks at it askance: How will the Concacaf playoff be played for the World Cup?

Mexico lost for the second time in a row and began flirting with the Concacaf playoff.

Mexico lost against Canada
Mexico lost against Canada

Héctor Herrera's agonizing goal was only anecdotal and to decorate the final result. The Mexican National Team lost 2-1 to Canada in Edmonton and scored its second consecutive defeat in these Concacaf Qualifiers towards the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The worst of all this? El Tri was tied in points with Panama and is saving itself from playing the playoffs due to a question of goal difference.

With 14 points of 24 that were at stake, the Aztec team was in third place and on the verge of occupying the position of the repechage. The last antecedent was in 2013: those directed, at that time, by Miguel Herrera faced New Zealand to settle one of the last tickets of Brazil 2014.

Unlike other editions, in which it was already known in advance what rivalry between continents would exist to dispute a ticket to the World Cup, this time it will be different: there will be a draw between the fourth place in Concacaf, the fifth from Conmebol, the first from Oceania and a country from Asia.

Performing a quick pan, and taking into account the leaderboards that are taking place in those territories, among the possible rivals would be nations such as Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates and Australia. It would be best to avoid this heads up, back and forth.

Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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