Mexico had reached the round of 16 at the last seven World Cups, which was tied for the longest current streak with Brazil.
DOHA, Qatar — Henry Martin and Luis Chaves each scored in Mexico’s furious attempt to stay alive at the World Cup, but the 2-1 victory Wednesday night over Saudi Arabia was not enough.
Because of Argentina’s 2-0 victory over Poland in a simultaneous match, Mexico failed to advance out of its group for the first time since 1978.
Mexico had reached the knockout round at the last seven World Cups, second only to Brazil, which has gone through to the round
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