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Venezuela vs Mexico: Mexico’s Copa America Hopes in Jeopardy After 1-0 Defeat to Venezuela

Mexico’s hopes in Copa America 2024 hang by a thread after a 1-0 loss to Venezuela on Wednesday night. Despite several missed chances and a saved penalty from Orbelin Pineda, El Tri couldn’t replicate their earlier luck from the win against Jamaica.

The match’s pivotal moment came in the 57th minute when Venezuela’s Salomon Rondon converted a penalty, following a foul by Julian Quinones. Mexico had a chance to equalize late in the game with a penalty, but Pineda’s attempt was saved, sealing their defeat.

Without midfield star Edson Alvarez, Mexico struggled throughout the game and only showed signs of life in the final moments. Now, they must win their next match against Ecuador to secure a place in the knockout stage. A draw won’t suffice due to goal difference.

Venezuela’s victory moves them to the quarterfinals along with Argentina, leaving Mexico in a do-or-die situation on Sunday.

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