Mexico’s draw with Ecuador on Sunday evening in Chicago was as soon as once more halted by the return of an anti-gay chant directed on the opposition goalkeeper through the match.
The pleasant match — a part of Mexico’s preparation for the World Cup in November — was tense and scrappy via the ultimate whistle, with each side initially producing a few clear-cut alternatives within the first half.
Winger Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, who was substituted out within the twenty eighth minute after struggling a knee damage, had Mexico’s finest probability early on with a shot from contained in the penalty space that was saved by Ecuador keeper Alexander Domínguez.
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On the opposite finish of the pitch, Ecuador was additionally near discovering the again of the web within the thirty ninth minute, however El Tri goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa cleverly stopped a strike from Romario Ibarra.
The encounter grew to become extra aggressive within the second half with each side accumulating fouls and an eventual complete of six yellow playing cards. Nonetheless scoreless within the last phases of the pleasant, the match was momentarily paused by the referees after an anti-gay goalkeeper chant boomed from the gang following a no name on a potential penalty for Mexico.
The match resumed roughly 5 minutes later, and following seven minutes of damage time it began at 0-0.
Subsequent up for Mexico is the beginning of its 2022-23 CONCACAF Nations League marketing campaign at dwelling towards Suriname on June 11 and away towards Jamaica on June 14. Later this summer time, Mexico will play Paraguay in a pleasant on Aug. 31 in Atlanta.
The president of the Peruvian Soccer Federation (FPF) has additionally stated that his nation’s nationwide group will face El Tri in a pleasant this September, with a particular date and U.S. venue to be decided.
Mexico supervisor Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s group landed in Group C for World Cup 2022 in Qatar, together with Argentina, Poland and Saudi Arabia.
Ecuador, who’re in Group A with Qatar, Senegal and the Netherlands, will proceed their U.S. tour with a June 11 pleasant towards Cape Verde. The match shall be hosted at Drive Pink Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.