24 Jun 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014: Croatia vs Mexico 34th Match in Pictures

At the final whistle, you could have heard the noise in Cancún. A stadium full of Mexicans went collectively loopy as they watched their side secure World Cup progress with this 3-1 victory over Croatia.

Three thoiusand of them are staying on a cruise liner docked in Recife harbour: now they can sail up the coast to Fortaleza for a last-16 encounter with the Dutch. The partying en route will be epic.
Such a celebration seemed a long way away when the game had started with a growl. (Telegraph)

Croatia's coach Niko Kovac (L) and Mexico's coach Miguel Herrera shake hands after Mexico won match against Croatia.
Fans of Croatia react after their team lost a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico.

Croatia's defender Darijo Srna (L) discusses with Mexico's defender Andres Guardado.

Croatia's forward Ante Rebic leaves the pitch after he was shown a red card.

Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic (R) vies for the ball with Mexico's midfielder Jose Vazquez (L) and Mexico's defender Francisco Rodriguez.

Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric runs with the ball.

Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric (L) and Croatia's defender Vedran Corluka (top R) react after their team lost a match against Mexico.

Croatia's goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa (L) and Croatia's midfielder Ivan Rakitic react after Mexico's defender Andres Guardado (not seen) scored his team's second goal.

Croatian football fans react in the Croatian capital Zagreb's main square after Croatia lost 1-3 in their 2014 FIFA World Cup group A football match against Mexico.  Several thousand people gathered at Zagreb's main square to watch the match between Mexico and Croatia on a giant screen.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (R) and Defense Secretary Salvador Zepeda (L) celebrating a goal during the Mexico vs Croatia FIFA World Cup football match held in Brazil in Mexico City.

(AFP Photo)

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