Mexico frustrated in scoreless draw with Trinidad & Tobago
Opening match | Mexico vs Trinidad & Tobago, 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup
The game has ended between Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago. Scoreless draw in the opening match of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament. They will both return to action on 14 July for matchday 2 of Group A. Thanks for watching the play-by-play with AS.com. We will return tomorrow the the USMNT first game of the tournament.
15 corner kicks in favor of the Mexican national team and they have not been able to score from a set pay.
What a tackle from Luis Rodríguez to stop the counter attack from Trinidad and Tobago to keep the score nil-nil.
AGAIN! The game has been postponed, because of the homophobic chants from the Mexican fans. The game could be cancelled due to the coonstant verbal agressions.
Rogelio Funes Mori scores a late goal, but prior to the cross, Jesús Gallardo was offside. The score remains nil-nil.
Seven minutes added of stoppage time. Mexico will go all-attack to try to find the victory and the points.
The game has been stopped (once again), but this time because the fans were making homophobic chants.
The MVP of the match so far! Marvin Phillips makes a one-handed save to block the shot from Jesús 'Tecatito' Corona!
Rogelio Funes Mori was able to bring down the ball inside sixth and tries to poke the ball to find the back of the net, but once again the goalkeeper Phillips miraculously was able to save it to keep the clean sheet after 75 minutes.
The game was stopped once again due to a head collision between a player from Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago. Fortunately it was not serious and the will be able to resume playing.
More substitutions for Trinidad and Tobago. Hackshaw and Teller come out and their place is taken by Williams and Hodge.
Rogelio Funes Mori was caught offside once again as he attempted a header inside the box.
What a wasted opportunity from the Soca Warriors from the corner kick. It was low and easy for the Mexican defenders to clear the ball.
First corner kick for Trinidad and Tobago in this game.
What a great back heel pass from Hector Herrera to Orbelín Pineda, but the Cruz Azul player shoots the ball right to the hands of the keeper Phillips. Mexico can't find the back of the net after 21 shots, only 4 have been on target.
Carlos Salcedo comes out and his place is taken by Jonathan dos Santos. This substitution was made because of an apparent injury, the second one for Mexico in this match.
Luis Rodríguez makes a good run down the right wing and he gives a low cross to Hector Herrera inside the box, but his shot is blocked by the defenders.
Now Mexico will make their second substitution. Erick Gutierrez comes out and his place is taken by Orbelín Pineda.
The second half is about to start! The Soca Warriors make three substitutions. Hachim Arcia and Ross Russell come out and their place are taken by Noah Powder and Kevin Molino.
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The first 45 minutes have ended with a nil-nil draw. Mexico has had an overwhelming possession of the ball, but they have not been accurate in their attempts of goal. Trinidad and Tobago are doing a good job on defense, but the highlight of the first half is the serious injury of Hirving Lozano. The Napoli playmaker suffered a neck injury, a possible concussion and a cut on his eyebrow after an accidental collision with the goalkeeper from the Soca Warriors in the 10th minute of the game.
Alvin Jones is booked after a foul against 'Tecatito' Corona.
Once again Funes Mori headers the ball inside the box, but it goes wide.
Erick Gutierrez makes a shot from distance with his left foot, but again it goes wide. Mexico has not been on target during the first 45 minutes of the game.
Seven minutes added of stoppage time.
'Tecatito' Corona makes contact with the ball inside the box, but the ball went wide.
Rogelio Funes Mori attempts a shot with a tough angle right before entering the sixth, but he was not on target this time.
Another shot from the distance from Hector Herrera. The captain of Mexico was trying to find the far post, but again the ball barely goes wide.
The former Porto captain is looking for more minutes and before his contract expires with Atlétiico, he could switch teams during the summer transfer window. According to Tribuna VFC, Valencia’s manager, José Bordalás, wants the Mexican midfielder in his team for the 2021/22 campaign.
SO CLOSE! Hector Herrera shoots a cannon from the distance and the ball barely goes wide. Great shot from the Atlético Madrid midfielder and today the captain of the Mexico national team.
The first attempt on goal from Trinidad and Tobago came from Jesse Williams, but his shot goes very wide.
Mexico's captain Hector Herrera crosses the ball looking for Rogelio Funes Mori inside the sixth, but the Soca Warriors defenders are able to clear the danger away. The Mexican national team is having a hard time finding the spaces in between the lines.
The game has stopped because Garcia was elbowed on the head during Mexico's corner kick.
CLOSEEEE!!!!! Jesús 'Tecatito' Corona with a shot inside the box forcing the goalkeeper into a great save!!!
The possession of the ball is overwhelming for Mexico with 86 percent.
Luis Rodríguez commits a foul in the middle of the field, because he didn't want the Soca Warriors to counter attack.
Mexico was given a corner kick and Rogelio Funes Mori dove inside the box to header the ball, but it went wide.
Edson Álvarez is booked after arguing with the referee for the hit on the head that his teammate Hirving Lozano suffered innside the box.
The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder, Efraín Álvarez, will replace Hirving Lozano. The Napoli player will be taken to the hospital with a concussion and a possible neck injury.
Hirving Lozano seems to have suffered a concussion after a collision with the goalkeeper from Trinidad and Tobago. It seems that the Napoli player won't be able to continue, because he also suffered a cut on his right eyebrow.
Hirving Lozano shoots from the distance and the ball goes right to the hands of Phillips.
Rogelio Funes Mori headers the ball inside the box, but the goalkeeper from the Soca Warriors was able to block it.
Another offside from the Mexico national team. Erick Gutierrez was the man signaled by the referee.
Mexico has gone full offense in the first few minutes of the game. Lozano runs down the left wing and his cross was blocked by the Soca Warriors.
Off side from Hirving Lozano in the first corner kick of the Mexico national team.
Jesús 'Tecatito' Corona is brought down inside the box, but the referee seems sure that the defender touched the ball first. While the VAR checks the play, the medical staff comes in to check on the Porto player. The first corner kick goes for Mexico.
And away we go! The opening match of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign has started. Mexico will look to start with a victory against Trinidad and Tobago in Dallas, Texas at the AT&T stadium.
Hirving Lozano is ready to start the game. The Napoli winger is one of the players to watch during the 2021 Gold Cup tournament.
The president of the Mexican Football Federation, Yon de Luisa, wants an end to the homophobic chants in the stadiums and according to him, playing behind closed doors is not the solution to fix this problem. The federation started a campaign using their players urging the fans not to use any homophobic chants during the opening match of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign,
Every time this two sides play against each other in an opening match of the Gold Cup, Mexico defeated Trinidad and Tobago both times. the first score was 4-2 in 1998 and the second victory was 4-0 in the 2000 campaign.
This is the starting XI for the Mexico national team and Rogelio Funes Mori will lead the attack against Trinindad and Tobago.
Martino was waiting for Rogelio Funes Mori to receive his Mexican citizenship so he would be eligible to play for the national team in the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament. The striker from Monterrey received his papers last month and he was included in the final roster for the tournament that starts on 10 July. Most likely Funes Mori will start tonight against Trinidad and Tobago.
More problems for Mexico prior to the start of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament. Last week it was reported by TUDN, that Andrés Guardado suffered a serious injury at the end of the squad's training session in Carson, California. The captain of 'El Tri' will miss the tournament
On Friday it was reported that Curaçao had a high number of positive cases of coronavirus and CONCACAF decided to drop them from the tournament because they couldn’t reschedule their upcoming games. So their place will be taken by the Guatemala national team who now are traveling to Frisco, Texas.
Everything is set for the start of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup on 10 July that will be hosted by the United States. There were only three tickets left to advance to the group stage of the tournament and six teams were looking to win their respective games to secure a spot. Mexico, the USMNT and Costa Rica were the last teams to find the identity of their respective rivals for matchday 1.
Hello and welcome to the preview and play by play of Mexico against Trinidad and Tobago, the first game of Concacaf Gold Cup that will be played in AT&T Stadium.