It’s been a couple of days, I guess I can’t say that thee excitement of the Hex was the reason…. I’m bad at making excuses ;( hehe **shame on me**
But truth to be told that was a hell of a hexagonal in CONCACAF…. It’s all over, well kind of, the hexagonal stage is definitely over, three team are happily packing their dreams to Brazil!! Congrats to the USA, Costa Rica and Honduras for getting their direct ticket, no stopover in between yeyy!!
The hex was so emotional and crazy at the same time, no matter what team you were supporting it got so crazy and dramatic. Hey some people say that our region shouldn’t have that many seats in the World Cup plane to put it in a way, something you can agree or not, it’s up for debate, yeah we agree that not all teams might have the quality of some European and South American teams but holy moly guacamole, we know how to create drama!!
I bet they don’t have this much fun and craziness as we had lol….
The last games in the hexagonal were as emotional as expected, actually for some were too emotional, with Mexico in the position to win their game to make it to the playoff, with a Panama that believed in their options and was hoping for a miracle…. And ohh boy they were so close… it was all serve for a dramatic and craziest ending in CONCACAF history.
This was the scenario, Mexico didn’t do their part, in fact they play an awful game, and in the last minutes of the match they were losing 1-2, at that moment they were out of the world cup, Panama had pulled a momentaneous comeback and was wining their game 2-1 which meant they were heading to New Zealand for the playoff. The faces in Mexico’s team were a mix of desperation and pain, you can see they were praying to every Saint in heaven and they were looking at the Panama- USA game more than at their own game, the hopes at that point were in the archrivals the Americans!
And the “American dream” came true for all Mexican’s, when the USA scored two goals in the last three minutes of the stoppage time against Panama, killing the Panamanians dreams with a 2-3 win, and giving one more life and one more chance to Mexico… Those moments are pure Football history, at least for me, that was insane, the nervousness, the passion, the dreams it was unbelievable….
So we all can agree that Mexico should be now and forever grateful with the USA team for their sportsmanship and respect of the game, they fight it till the end, while Mexico was a small version of the Gigantic they have preached to be…. Most Announcers in the Hispanic TV are from Mexico, so even watching the game and listen that silence when they were out of the WC was a historic moment, yeah you read it right, I listened silence! lol… ( metaphorical, I’m not crazy, at least not at that level lol) but all changed after USA score the wining goal for their team, Mexico was alive again!
Here is an example of how all Mexico fans came back from hell to life, this are the Announcers of TV Azteca, a Mexican TV Channel. You can listen their excitement and their profound disappointment in their national team!
Anyway it is what it is, I said it in my twitter while watching and following both games, it was insane, and still Mexico got a free life, like in those videogames, I think they got their miracle! They are like cats, I don’t know how many lives they have or in which of those lives they are now, but Holy, they have been saved by the bell too many times by now lol.
If I would have been in Mexico I probably would have bought me a lottery ticket, just saying to take that luck with me!
So now it will be define on November, they will play their two live or die game vs New Zealand, one in Azteca stadium and the other as visitors and we will see… but that’s a story for another day!
What is sad to watch always is the cruel side of the game, the loosing team, the dreams going away, that always break my heart, Panama’s players crying, I am a softy, what can I do… But great Sportsmanship from the U.S Team, this is football too, this is why it is a beautiful game too!
And there is also the funny moments that comes with this whole drama, well immediately after the final whistle and the craziness was over the taunts and jokes started, you have to loosen up a bit to be able to laugh…
The U.S Soccer twitter account started when they post one of the most memorable tweet in sport history.
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) October 16, 2013
And here are some of the funniest ones… hehe
Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did, and let me know if you think Mexico will finally make it to Brazil?
Pictures from usatoday.com, theguardian.com, google.com