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Extra-time heartbreak
Mendez consoles Rodriguez as Mexico's World Cup campaign ends.
Argentina emerged triumphant from a match of the highest quality thanks to a truly stunning extra-time goal from Maxi Rodriguez to claim a place in the quarter-finals against hosts Germany. Mexico had mounted a brave and ambitious challenge but were beaten by a strike from the Argentina midfielder that is unlikely to be matched by anyone this World Cup.

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Insight and Opinion

El Tricolor target last sixteen

Twice World Cup quarter-finalists on home soil; can Mexico enjoy success in Germany? Phil Holland profiles the Mexicans. [+]

Group D Tactics Board

Kevin Palmer predicts Big Phil's Portugal to storm a group in which Mexico have a reputation to protect. [+]

More Mexico News

June 28, 2006
Adopted son to be cast aside?
Roberto Gotta gives his thoughts on the Mexican side he followed around Germany.
June 25, 2006
Scorned Blanco wants La Volpe sacked
Mexico's gifted but volatile forward Cuauhtemoc Blanco, left out of the World Cup squad, ridiculed the national coach on Sunday after the team was knocked out of the tournament by Argentina.
Tears flow across Mexico after agonising exit
Mexicans cried on Saturday after exiting the World Cup with a 2-1 loss to Argentina but took heart from a display that forced one of the tournament favourites to struggle into extra time.
June 24, 2006
Rodriguez's stunning strike ends Mexico's run
It took a blast of brilliance by Maxi Rodriguez to separate Argentina from Mexico in a World Cup classic Saturday night.
Pekerman salutes both teams after classic
Argentina coach Jose Pekerman said their familiarity with Mexico helped serve up the World Cup second-round classic they won 2-1 in extra time on Saturday.
June 17, 2006
Mexico boss Lavolpe rues Angola stalemate
Mexico's players and coach Ricardo Lavolpe alike felt that last night's draw with Group D rivals Angola was a bitter pill to swallow.
June 16, 2006
Mexico defender Mendez urges improvement
Mexico defender Mario Mendez admits the Tricolores will have to step up their game if they are to beat Angola and, possibly, book their place in the last 16 of the World Cup with a game to spare.
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