Croatia vs. Mexico: 6 Things We Learned

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Croatia vs. Mexico: 6 Things We Learned
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Mission accomplished!

Mexico defeated Croatia with goals from Rafael Marquez, Andres Guardado and Javier Hernandez, proving that they have what it takes to keep going in the tournament.

The defense worked great in set pieces, which cleared one of the biggest doubts. Marquez, Hector Moreno and Francisco Rodriguez made it difficult for the Europeans to take advantage of their height.

Despite advancing to the round of 16, El Tri lost Jose Juan Vazquez for the game against Netherlands because he received his second yellow card of the tournament.

This will be the sixth successive time Mexico reach the knockout stage.

Here's what we learned from the clash.

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