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Who Did Brujeria On Mexico? And Other Social Media Reactions During The Sweden Game

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The final matches for Group F were full of drama, close calls and sooo much stress. Mexico was able to advance to the Round of 16 despite falling to Sweden in a 3-0 final score.

Here are the nailbiting reactions El Tri fans had while watching the game. It was one that came down to the wire thanks to a 2-0 game in which South Korea came through and knocked out defending world champs, Germany.

1. People were ready to watch the game (and make up excuses for their long work breaks).

CREDIT: @TinoYbarra / Twitter

Nice execution. Take notes, folks. This is the kind of smart thinking that keeps you employed and informed on the World Cup.

2. Like, there were soo many plans to use work breaks to watch the game.

CREDIT: @hazelcoooooper / Twitter

World Cup fans were not going to let anything stop them from watching the game. Bosses? Who are they? Fútbol fans don’t know them.

3. It’s called culture. Look 👏🏾 it 👏🏾 up. 👏🏾

CREDIT: @DrVicEncina / Twitter

This wasn’t just a game. This was a match against Mexico and Sweden in every sense—even YouTube personalities. 🙊 

4. It did start out nice enough.

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The game started out with Mexican fans believing in Chicharito’s words from an interview that resurfaced this week. He clapped back at a journalist asking if Mexico had what it took to be first in its group. People imagined. People believed. 

5. Then Mexico got one of the worst records in World Cup history.

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Mexico received a stat no team wants to get: the quickest yellow card in World Cup history. Jesus Gallardo received one of the dreaded yellow cards in just 15 seconds. Seconds. From there, it was raining yellow cards for El Tri.

6. Of course the hate from fans fell on the refs.

CREDIT: @Moyita_4 / Twitter

Why couldn’t Mexico have nice things? That’s how fans felt about the calls the referee was making a few minutes into the game.  

7. Ochoa was definitely trying his best to keep Mexico in the game.

CREDIT: @anakay19 / Twitter

Goalkeeper Memo Ochoa maked two big saves for El Tri during the game, and fans noticed. 

8. The Swedes were dropping like flies (or baby goats).

CREDIT: @kingsince99 / Twitter

The Swedes were lying on the floor, grabbing their shins and faces to earn sympathy from the referee. Unfortunately for Mexico, it worked.

9. As the game progressed, depression settled over all of the Mexico fans in the world.

CREDIT: @GabrielaMezomo / Twitter

How could this be happening? Mexico was losing 1-0 and the second half wasn’t over yet. People were devastated.

10. The cards kept on coming.

CREDIT: @fernandazm7 / Twitter

Yellow cards were being handed out like champurrado at a posada. There was just no stopping the penalties.

11. The penalty kick brought back some bad memories for Mexico fans.

CREDIT: @_yaya10_ / Twitter

A tale as old as time…a penalty kick that could cut Mexico’s hopes and dreams early. #NoEraPenal came in at the 61st minute of the game.

12. It was a really tough moment for El Tri fans.

CREDIT: @HahhahahahahWhy / Twitter

Everyone was thinking this, but this Twitter user actually said it. That penalty call NO ERA PENAL!! #NeverForget

13. MOOD = STRESSED OUT AF!

CREDIT: @Smi_Ley21 / Twitter

What was going on? Why did the fútbol gods not smile on Mexico during the game? *puts on some Vicente Fernandez as the game clock starts winding down* 

14. It wasn’t long until Mexico fans started to realize their fate.

CREDIT: @cornbreadbb / Twitter

The first goal hurt but the third goal was like a dagger in the heart for El Tri fans. 😭 💔

15. But there was still hope…and its name was South Korea.

CREDIT: @Its_chasti_cx / Twitter

With a dismal score of 3-0 in the Mexico vs Sweden game, fans started to pray that South Korea could keep holding on to the 0-0 score. All Mexico needed was Germany’s loss. Get that rosary out.

16. It was time to change the channel because Mexico fans had another team to support.

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The last six minutes of injury time in the second half of the simultaneous South Korea vs Germany game was agonizing for El Tri fans. Basically everyone (even people in the stands) stopped watching the Mexico game and started paying attention to the South Korea vs Germany game.

17. It was uncomfortably close.

CREDIT: @xomontse / Twitter

Somehow, in some beautiful sports miracle, South Korea managed to get not one but two goals in injury time of the second half. Did anyone else feel like they aged 10 years during the last 10 minutes of the #MEXSWE and #KORGER games? *Goes grabs anti-aging face mask*

18. Before you knew it, Koreans were royalty among Mexico fans.

CREDIT: @YSeokk / Twitter

El Tri fans will forever love Memo Ochoa, but da real MVP for today was South Korea’s goalie, Cho Hyun-woo. He was the man Germany just couldn’t get passed—and the one who gave Mexico an extra life for the knockout round. 🙏 🙏 🙏 All the prayers, love and blessings to South Korea!! <3 El Tri fans

19. This recap was everything for only using 280 characters.

CREDIT: @CECILGAB11 / Twitter

“For those that didn’t see #MEXSWE live: ‘There were referee fails. Didn’t you see the game? The referee helped Sweden out a lot, he let a lot of time pass on made-up fouls, besides the fact that Sweden plays a dirty game. Didn’t you watch the game?”

We watched the game and we were sweating it out. 

20. In the end, rules are rules and South Korea was Mexico’s saving grace.

CREDIT: @RafaelRanero / Twitter

After South Korea’s stunning upset against Germany, El Tri stans were still sending messages of support to their team. The hard work Mexico put into the first two games could not be forgotten.

“Mexico national team passed with its six points. Let’s not downgrade its performance! Mexico won and did well in the first two games. No South Korea. The rules say the first two pass. Today was just a bad day [for Mexico].”


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