The 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to start in Qatar this week. The tournament’s inaugural game will be played between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium on November 20.
Mexico and France are among the teams who have qualified for the tournament. France are among the favourites to lift the trophy, while Mexico also have a decent squad that can cause problems to top contenders.
France and Mexico played against each other during the 2010 World Cup. Mexico surprised everyone by defeating the European giants 2-0 courtesy of goals from Javier Hernandez and Cuauhtemoc Blanco.
They have also locked horns against each other on several occasions in the past. On that note, let’s take a look at Mexico and France’s head-to-head record statistics.
As aforementioned, there have been 12 games between Mexico and France so far. France recorded victories in five of those, while the Tircolor’s managed to get the better of Les Blues just once. One game between them failed to generate a conclusive result.
France have scored 15 goals in games between the two nations, while Mexico found the back of the six times. The two teams have met in the FIFA World Cup four times, in 1930, 1954, 1966, and 2010.
Argentina eliminated Mexico during the 2010 World Cup after beating them 3-1 during the round-of-16 phase of the tournament.
Mexico defeated France 2-0 during the 2010 World Cup. France failed to register a single victory in the 2010 World Cup and was eliminated during the group stages of the tournament.
Iker Casillas won the Golden Glove during the 2010 World Cup. Casillas played a key role in Spain’s World Cup triumph, making 17 saves during the tournament. He conceded goals in just two games, keeping clean sheets in the remaining five games.