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Messi-Co eliminates Mexico!



Soccer City, Johannesburg- In a rematch of the 2006 World Cup, Argentina outclassed and eliminated Mexico from the World Cup with a 3-1 dominating win. Playing a packed crowd of 84,377, this game was all Argentina. While Messi ran circles around Barcelona teammate, Rafael Marquez, Carlos Tevez scored two goals and Gonzalo Higuain added another. 

With their fourth consective win, Argentina has out-scored their opponents 10-2. Despite the constant criticisms of Head Coach Diego Maradona, the team continues to steamroll their opponents. Critics are simply going to have to accept that Maradona is a person who was bigger than the game and when it's said and done, he knows his soccer. 

Maradona's unorthodox coaching style has been great for La Albiceleste because the media has been more focused on the colorful soundbites and game time expressions than on the team itself. In addition, whether you like Maradona or not, he's been fun to watch because his enthusiam from the sidelines are worth the admission alone.

How good is this Argentina team? Lionel Messi, the best player in the planet has yet to score a goal. By no means am I implying he's having a horrible World Cup performance. He's doing other things to help Argentina win by breaking down the defenses and constantly beating his defenders off the dribble and attacking the opposing goalkeepers. It's just a matter of time when he's going to erupt for goals.

Carlos Tevez for one day became a modern day Maradona. In 1986, Maradona scored two goals against England. One goal was controversial and the other spectacular. Tevez first goal should have been called off-sides but there's no denying that his second goal was a stunning strike.

For Mexico, this is was the fifth consective World Cup which they were eliminated from the Round of 16. Despite Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez late goal, Mexico was already being outclassed 3-0.

With the loss, El Tri has left their fans scratching their heads for answers. This team which had a nice blend of youth and veterans were unable to find their flow. As a result, they'll now watch Argentina face Germany on Saturday, July 3, 2010. 

Cesar Diaz is the Soccer Editor for Latino Sports. Please send him your questions and comments to [email protected]





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