Croatia Gets Away with 2 Handballs During World Cup Match Against Mexico

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJune 23, 2014

via @MexicoToday

The 2014 FIFA World Cup match between Mexico and Croatia will decide who advances to the knockout stage out of Group A, and a pair of no-calls could end up costing Mexico.

Mexico advances out of Group A with a win or a draw against Croatia, so although they don't need goals, it would give them room for error for the rest of this match.

The first no-call happened off a corner kick in the first half:

via @MexicoToday

The second no-call came off a shot midway through the second half:

Mexico overcame the no-calls later in the second half. Rafael Márquez scored in the 72nd minute, and Andrés Guardado scored a few minutes later to give El Tri a 2-0 lead.

[Mexico, Vine; h/t World Soccer Talk]

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