Rafa Marquez's Header Put Mexico on the Brink of the World Cup Knockout Rounds

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Rafa Marquez rose to the occasion and knocked in a header from a corner kick to give Mexico a much-needed 1-0 lead over Croatia . Andres Guardado scored minutes later to make it 2-0 and ensure El Tri would advance into the knockout rounds. It rendered the missed handball called on Darijo Snra a bit of an afterthought.

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Mexico is on track to play in the Round of 16 against the Netherlands on Sunday. (Of course, Mexico wouldn’t even be in Brazil if not from a big assist from American Graham Zusi. However I suppose by now that’s a moot point.)

Miguel Herrera liked what he saw regardless.


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