Mexico vs Belgium Head to Head in FIFA World Cup 2022

Hosts Qatar will face Ecuador in the inaugural match of this edition FIFA World Cup. The match will start at 9.30 pm IST.

European giants Belgium are coming as one of the huge favourites for the tournament. Belgium currently have one of the best squads in the world. The 2018 World Cup semi-finalists, Belgium are in Group F along with Croatia, Morocco, and Canada.

Former eleven-time CONCACAF Gold Cup Champions Mexico are expected to be a dark horse in the tournament. Mexico have been drawn into Group C along with Poland, Argentina, and Saudi Arabia. With both Mexico and Belgium are expected to go deep into the World Cup, we might see them facing each other in the knockout stages.

Belgium and Mexico are two of the biggest names in their regions. They have faced each other seven times. Mexico currently have an edge over its European counterpart. Mexico have won three matches against Belgium. Meanwhile, the Red Devils have got two victories against the Mexicans. Two matches between these two teams have needed in a draw.

Belgium’s biggest victory against Mexico (by goal margin) came in an international friendly in 1990. Belgium defeated Mexico by 3-0. Mexico’s biggest victory against Belgium came in the 1986 FIFA World Cup when they defeated the Red Devils by 2-1

As mentioned earlier, Mexico and Belgium have featured in 7 matches together. Argentina have a better record against Belgium.

The Red Devils have got two victories against Mexico. Meanwhile, the North American side have won thrice against the European giants.

Both sides met each other three times in the World cup. Currently, Mexico have a better record than Belgium. Mexico defeated Belgium in their first two meetings in 1970 and 1986. The third match in 19998 ended in a draw. Belgium however is yet to defeat Mexico in any matches in the World Cup.

Mexico have qualified for the World Cup 17 times. (1930, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1978, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022). They failed to qualify for the 1938, 1974, and 1982 editions. Mexico was banned from the 1970 edition and withdrew from the 1938 edition.

Belgium have failed to qualify for the World Cup eight times (1950, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1978, 2006, 2010).

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