The 2022 World Cup has just gotten underway, but Mexico fans are already standing out for their enthusiasm. Fans of El Tri were seen line dancing, decked in Mexico’s colors, before the team’s game against Poland.
In the video captured by Remezcla, even El Chapulín Colorado gets in on the action, as Mexico fans moved in coordination and celebrated the national team. Mexico flags can be seen alongside team jerseys and sombreros, making it so Mexican identity is present at a World Cup that has so far been defined by controversy.
For Mexico fans, the celebration is less about the host country and more about pride for a team that has qualified for seventeen World Cups in total, and every World Cup since 1994, only one of six countries to do so. The team, which has never made it past the quarterfinals – which they reached in 1970 and 1986, the two world Cups that took place in Mexico – has an uphill battle to make it further, but for fans, Mexico still deserves to be celebrated, with dancing.
Mexico went on to a tie in that game, despite dominating Poland at times, not the outcome they were looking for, considering their next game is against a wounded Argentina coming off a loss against Saudi Arabia. That game will be played Saturday, November 26th, 2022.
They don’t need to beat Argentina to qualify, but another loss or a tie would leave it in a very complicated position to qualify for the next round, something they have successfully managed in the last seven World Cups.