A historic match! After 80 years Mexico finally beats les Bleus

celebración de mexicanos

Photo: Gabriel Infante


The victory of Mexico over France has revived the enthusiasm of the fans and the local media considers it as historic. For the skeptics, like me, we were proven wrong. I have to admit that I had my doubts if the national team could overcome “Les bleus”, the sub-champions, and taking into account that Mexico has never beaten the French national team, since both teams first played back in the 1930 Uruguay FIFA World Cup opening match.
Last night’s match was undoubtedly the most expected for the Mexicans fans and crucial for both teams to continue on the race to qualify to the second stage of the tournament. For the Tri, this was the moment of truth, it was now or never, they had to win at all costs to its “unbeaten” rival, if they wanted to continue on African soil. Luckily the score favored the Tri and a whole country burst in joy.
Fans followed the match and celebrate despite the weather conditions.
Throughout the day it rained, at least here in Mexico City, but that did not stop more then 60 thousands of true, passionate and faithful fans to go out and watched the game and celebrate at the main city square, “El Zócalo”, the biggest of the country, where the FIFA Fan Fest is underway. After the match, as is a tradition, many headed to the monument  of the Angel of Independence, located on Reforma Avenue, considered as the “Mexican Champs Élysées”, where the celebrations extended into late hours of the night.
Victory celebration at the heart of Mexico

 Video footage of ElUniversalTV

Celebrations at the Angel of Independece Monument

Video footage of ElUniversalTV
I just hope that with this victory the Tri continues to grow as a team and improve its game each day. Tuesday’s match with Uruguay is its final test of this first stage of World Cup, and with the possibility to finish up as first place of Group A.
Good luck guys!


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Mexico is a great team and even being a Brazilian girl, I´d love to watch a final match between Mexico and Brazil. Congratulations my friend Gabriel for this blog. Your brazilian friend, Luciane.

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