Ay Caramba! These Mexico World Cup Goals Are Loco!
A Manuel Negrete goal vs. Bulgaria in 1986 was recently named the best goal in World Cup history.
However, Mexico has scored plenty of memorable goals in football's most important competition over the years.
So we thought it was worth making a compilation of El Tri's most staggering World Cup goals as a tribute to that unbelievable strike by Manuel Negrete.
Rafael Márquez (Mexico vs. Argentina, 2006)
El Tri has a certain ability to illusion their fans greatly and then let them all down miserably, especially when it comes to the Round of 16.
The 2006 World Cup was no exception as Rafa Márquez put Mexico ahead early in the game with this superb goal.
The match would end with a 2-1 extra-time defeat for Mexico though.
#LaSuerteNoJuega Rafa Márquez vs. Argentina en Alemania 2006. A los 5 minutos, Pardo cobró un tiro libre, Méndez peinó el esférico... y el Káiser, superando la marca de Heinze, remató con el pie derecho para vencer a Abbondanzieri. ¡Gol con sello Rojinegro, @Corona_Futbol! pic.twitter.com/F0ggGJzy2f— Atlas FC (@atlasfc) 9 de marzo de 2018
Luis Hernández (México vs. Germany, 1998)
El Matador is one of Mexico's most beloved forwards. Maybe it was his great hairstyle or his personal charisma, who knows.
Truth is he would score vital goals in crucial moments.
This goal vs. Germany during the 1998 World Cup Round of 16 fixture is proof of his insatiable thirst for goals.
Como cada cuatro años... Sí se puede:
— GaEOrCru (@6abrielornelas) 1 de diciembre de 2017
Cuauhtémoc Blanco (Mexico vs. Belgium, 1998)
Cuauhtémoc Blanco is no doubt one of the most talented Mexican players ever to play the beautiful game.
Moreover, Blanco was always a man of character.
He would bear the whole team on his shoulders not only by means of his personality and determination, but also with his insuperable quality.
This goal vs Belgium in 1998 is one of the hallmarks in his career.
Yo sigo prefiriendo el de Cuauhtémoc Blanco en el 98 https://t.co/ZJTFY3NXHz— Bruno Escarcega (@bruno_escarcega) 9 de abril de 2018
Giovani dos Santos (Mexico vs. Netherlands, 2014)
Another Round-of-16 goal that got the whole country dreaming.
Early in the second half, Giovani Dos Santos scored this long range screamer against the Netherlands, putting El Tri ahead.
No one in Mexico will forget how that nefarious match ended.
Underrated goal and One of my Personal favorites. Gio Dos Santos banger vs The Netherlands in the WC pic.twitter.com/4J3g5NfBIZ— Lucas (@Goalnaldo) 8 de diciembre de 2016
Jared Borgetti (Mexico vs. Italy, 2002)
What a beauty! Just look at Cuauhtémoc Blanco provide an out-of-this-world assist to Jared Borgetti.
And the way Borgetti jumps into the air and brilliantly sends the ball into the net with a wonderful header.
Simply nothing to do for the goalkeeper.
An absolutely artistic choreography.
¡ORGULLO GUERRERO!El gol de Jared Borgetti, anotado ante la Selección de Italia en el mundial del 2002, ha sido elegido como uno de los mejores 32 goles en la historia de los mundiales.
¡Míralo aquí! pic.twitter.com/dB0BfLBENq
— Isaúl Meza (@isaulmezasala) 1 de abril de 2018
Manuel Negrete (Mexico vs. Bulgaria, 1986)
This is the goal everyone is talking about. Manuel Negrete's scissor kick against Bulgaria in 1986 has been voted the best goal in World Cup history.
Of course, there is room for controversy as to whether this goal is better than that of Maradona vs. England the same year or other marvelous World Cup goals for that matter.
However, you can't deny this was a wonderful strike.
De México papá
Manuel Negrete @manuelnegrete22 se quedó con el Mejor GOL en la historia de todos los Mundiales según una votación realizada por la FIFALes parece honestamente que sea el mejor gol en la historia ??? pic.twitter.com/ytAv5ze7vv
— DIEGOL (@Diegol90Mx) 9 de abril de 2018
Javier Hernández (Mexico vs. Argentina, 2010)
El Tri was battling a steep 3-0 deficit when they faced Argentina in a 2010 Round of 16 fixture.
Mexico kept pushing and finally Chicharito, who signed for Manchester United that same year, scored this wonderful goal.
— Carlos Omar (@CarlosOmarR7) 8 de enero de 2018
Gerardo Torrado (Mexico vs. Ecuador, 2002)
Things were looking good for Mexico in 2002 as it finished first place of its group ahead of Italy.
El Tri defeated Ecuador and Croatia and then tied with Italy.
This Gerardo Torrado goal against Ecuador was one brilliant moment of that World Cup for Mexico.
No one in Mexico expected El Tri would be eliminated by the USMNT in the Round of 16.
What a heartbreaking moment!
— 2000sFutbol (@2000sFutbol) 30 de octubre de 2017