Chavez’s melancholy free kick from nearly 30m deserves to be one of the candidates to compete for the Best Goal of the World Cup 2022.
Chavez’s beautiful free kick
In the 51st minute, Chavez doubled Mexico’s advantage with a spectacular left-footed cut that found the upper right corner of the Saudi Arabian goal.
Twitter users who follow the sport of football have deemed the goal the best of the 2022 World Cup. The best goal of the tournament, according to one fan.
Another commented that the Mexican player will go far in the future: “If he does that, he plans to visit Europe. The tournament’s best goal up to this point “.
Another person who thinks it’ll be tough for the remainder of the tournament’s competitors to beat Chavez, who wrote: “A player from Mexico just scored the tournament-winning goal. No other endpoint could possibly be more desirable! “.
Chavez’s goal is a sad end for Mexico at the World Cup
This is Chavez’s second goal after 12 appearances for Mexico. The 1996 midfielder became the first Mexico player to score from a free kick at a World Cup since 1966. Pachuca’s star almost lifted the feat not long after, but goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais successfully prevented him.
Mexico had a 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia in the last match of Group C.
However, that was not enough for them to win the right to the 1/8 round. Because in the match at the same time, Poland only lost 0-2 to Argentina. Both Poland and Mexico have the same 4 points, but the European team has a better goal difference, so they go with Argentina.
As for Mexico, they failed to reach the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time in 44 years. The last time Mexico was eliminated from the group stage was in 1978.