Mexico Defeats Croatia 3-1, Moves On In The World Cup

Mexico advances to the round of 16 with a 3-1 victory over Croatia.

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And that’s it, Mexico wins and advances in Group A. Brazil wins the group and will face Chile. Mexico is the runner-up and moves on to take on Netherlands.

Ochoa with a big save late to preserve the 3-1 lead.

Ante Rebić comes in way late, gets a red card for the reckless challenge. Croatia down to 10 men.


Croatia not ready to quit yet! They cut the lead to 3-1. The first goal Guillermo Ochoa has given up in the World Cup.

Chicharito finds the back of the net. Mexico dominating Croatia, up 3-0.

Mexico gets a third goal. Chicharito Hernandez heads it home. Mexico 3-0.

Croatia fans look devastated.


Miguel Herrera celebrates his team’s second goal. Mexico is moving on to the knockout round.

Here is Mexico’s second goal.

Mexico strikes again. Andres Guardado with the goal. Mexico 2-0.


Rafa Marquez becomes only the second Mexican player to score in three different World Cups.

Goal Mexico! Rafa Marquez with the header. Mexico up 1-0.


Here is the handball by Croatia that the referees didn’t call. Still tied 0-0.

“Chicharito” yelling at the ref after the officials missed the clear handball.

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera reacts to the no-call on the handball by Croatia.

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