It was a box office ending to group C as Mexico knew they had to win by a large margin to qualify for the Knockouts but their effort just fell short as they get knocked out on goal difference.

Poland will be grateful for Saudi Arabia resilience as the Arab side only conceded twice despite facing multiple shots.

After a really eventful first half, Mexico eventually made Saudi Arabia pay when Henry Martín tapped home from close range from a corner.

Mexico doubled their lead as ann outrageous free kick from Luis Chávez from almost 30 yards out found the top corner of the net, supporters went wild knowing that a one goalwould put them in a qualification spot.

Chávez tried to repeat the fear from a free kick but the goalkeeper was up to the task.

Uriel Antuna almost gave Mexico their much needed goal but had his goal ruled out agonizingly for offside.

In the added on time, a beautiful one -two football was scored by Salem Al-Dawsari to dent the Mexico’s morale despite the North Americans still needing only one goal to qualify based on goals scored.

Both teams are now out of the Qatar 2022 World Cup and this is Mexico first group stage elimination in 44 years.