World Cup 2022: Canelo Alvarez vs. Lionel Messi: Argentine striker refuses to apologize to Mexican boxer

Saúl Canelo Álvarez acknowledged his mistake and offered apologies, and now it was Lionel Messi‘s turn to speak and he is clear: at no time did he disrespect Mexico with the controversy created by the comments of the Mexican boxer and assured that he does not have to apologize.

Lionel Messi’s first words

The moment Messi allegedly kicks a Mexico jersey during Argentina’s celebrations@Ramiro1291

After Argentina’s victory over Poland to confirm itself as leader of Group C in the 2022 World Cup, Messi was questioned about what happened on Saturday in the Albiceleste’s dressing room, where he allegedly kicked a Mexico shirt that was on the floor, which upset Canelo, but the soccer player ended the controversy and assured that it was never a lack of respect.

“It was a misunderstanding. Those who know me know that I don’t disrespect anyone. These are things that happen in the locker room after the game. I don’t have to ask for forgiveness because I didn’t disrespect the people of Mexico or the jersey,” Messi said.

Canelo was so upset that he wrote on his social networks that he asked God not to meet the PSG player, and his comments generated the anger of several people, including Messi’s friends, teammates, compatriots and even Mexican players who agreed with the Argentina player.

Canelo Álvarez with his daughter Emily celebrating her birthday

Canelo repented and offered apologies

Canelo had to assume his mistake and said, in the same social network, that he got carried away by passion and that is why he criticized Messi on Sunday, but now calmer he showed repentance and even offered apologies to Messi and Argentina.

“These last few days I got carried away by the passion and love I feel for my country and made comments that were out of place so I want to apologize to Messi and the people of Argentina. Every day we learn something new and this time it was my turn,” the boxer commented on his Twitter account.

World Cup 2022: Canelo Alvarez vs. Lionel Messi: Mexican boxer backs live his fury against the Argentine striker

The controversy between Canelo Alvarez and Lionel Messi on Twitter added a new chapter this Monday night, in an unexpected space. The Mexican boxer spoke exclusively for the World Cup comedy show “Qu importa el Mundial” of the Mexican channel Imagen Televisin.

There he explained the reasons for his anger against the Argentinean star for sullifying a symbol that Mexicans respect (although it is not official), such as the jersey of one of the Mexican national teams.

The moment Messi allegedly kicks a Mexico jersey during Argentina’s celebrations@Ramiro1291

Why is Canelo upset with Messi?

“The context is this: with the fans you can’t control when their emotion overflows and they can throw the flag, throw the jersey whatever. That we can’t control, because it’s an overflowing fanaticism. But I represent a country or a Nation and if I fight against an Argentinean I can’t grab their flag and trample on it,” Saul Alvarez said.

Canelo recovering from left hand surgery@Canelo

Therefore, Canelo considers that Messi’s action, although it was not intended to mock Mexicans or is a gesture of superiority after Saturday’s match in Lusail, is not a good example for sportsmen of global impact, as they are:

“We are setting a very fucking example, in very bad taste. One that is an example for a nation, for some children, for many people. We have to set an example and since the shirt is on the ground, there is a lack of respect,” Canelo Alvarez said.

Canelo lvarez with his daughter Emily celebrating her birthday

Would Canelo forgive Messi with an apology?

Journalist Javier Alarcn alluded to some of those who intervened in the controversy who explained to the boxer that, in the soccer environment, this type of acts are not seen badly or considered an affront, so he asked him if “an apology from Messi or the Argentine Football Association, would be enough”:

“It’s not that, I have no need for him to say it (an apology). The truth is that I don’t expect that and I’m not going to expect it. But what I said is the person I am. I will always defend my country, I don’t care,” Canelo said. “I would just tell him what it is: ‘you screwed up, asshole, and accept it and apologize,’ period, and if not, I’ll slap him in the fucking face and that’s it.”

World Cup 2022: Canelo Alvarez vs. Lionel Messi: Public disapproval knocks out Mexican boxer, seriously damaging his public image

Canelo Alvarez got into a battle he will never win and the soccer media has let him know it and not for defending Lionel Messi, but because those who were in a locker room know that the jerseys are scattered everywhere and do not care about them.

The Messi’s video that provoked Canelo to leave is an example, it is not seen at any time that the Argentinean star has the intention of mocking or making fun of the Mexican National Team‘s jersey, besides, it is a piece of clothing, it is not the flag and there is no offense against the country. The only one offended is the Mexican boxer.

The moment Messi allegedly kicks a Mexico jersey during Argentina’s celebrations@Ramiro1291

The first to speak out in defense of Messi and to point out Sal lvarez’s ignorance in soccer were Kun Agero and Cesc Fbregas, but more soccer players and ex-players have joined the conversation. These are opinions that are worth paying attention to, not those who work in the media and have never been on a soccer field, such as ESPN hosts David Faitelson and lvaro Morales, who never miss an opportunity to get involved in the controversy.

Messi adds defenders against Canelo

Former Barcelona player and TUDN commentator Marc Crosas exploded at the attention given to Canelo’s threat and described the controversy as absurd because “sweaty clothes are always on the dressing room floor”.

Canelo lvarez with his daughter Emily celebrating her birthday

Also Mexican striker Alan Pulido asked not to invent with a “cheap news and make controversy”, since in the video it is appreciated that Messi does not kick the Mexico jersey.

“Stop wanting to invent cheap news and make controversy in something that makes no sense, Messi does not kick or step on any shirt of the Mexican National Team, for those who do not know much about soccer, that is normal in a dressing room, it is clearly seen that he wants to remove the stud,” Pulido wrote on Twitter.

Also, former Argentine soccer player Diego Latorre, who played in Mexican soccer for Cruz Azul and is now a commentator for ESPN Argentina called for sanity and for Sal lvarez to reconsider his opinion and leave aside “absurd nationalisms.”

Massive fight in the stands between Argentina and Mexico fans

“It would be necessary for Canelo to reconsider his position of using Messi’s soccer and human prestige to generate empathy with absurd nationalisms that have nothing to do with the spirit of a soccer match,” Latorre posted on Twitter.

What happened between Canelo and Messi?

In a video of Argentina’s celebration of its first World Cup victory, Messi can be seen lightly kicking Mexico’s jersey while trying to remove his shoes.

Canelo blew the situation out of proportion by taking to Twitter to express his frustration with Messi.

“Did you see Messi wiping the floor with our jersey and flag?” tweeted Alvarez. He better pray to God he doesn’t find him. Just as I respect Argentina, he has to respect Mexico! I’m not talking about the country as a whole, what Messi did,” Canelo said.

World Cup 2022: Herv Renard’s stirring half time speech which oversaw Saudi Arabia’s revival against Argentina

Saudi Arabia coach Herv Renar gave one of the most rousing half time talks ever witnessed on camera at the World Cup. After his team went into the break one-nil down against Argentina thanks to a Lionel Messi penalty, Renard conjured all his might to give them the motivational message they so needed after their lackluster first half.

“What are we doing? Is this our way of pressing? What do you want: to take a picture with Messi? You have to press him because he has the ball and you just stare at him. Messi has the ball and you all stand still, looking at him. You have to press him, push him, if you want a photo, take out your phones. But you have to give everything, this is the World Cup,” said Renard. The translator made sure the manager’s message was effectively transmitted, his words equally rousing.

His motivational speech clearly had the desired effect as his team went on to perform a historic come back defeating World Cup favorites Argentina 2-1 on the night.

Renard has since explained his reaction. “At half-time I wasn’t happy because we couldn’t play the way we did in the first half,” he said, before throwing Argentina a bone: “They’re going to qualify, don’t worry. What’s more, they could be world champions”

World Cup 2022: Mexico vs. Argentina: Tri fans’ mockery of Falklands War infuriates Argentinian fans

On Wednesday, the aggression between Argentine and Mexican fans was physical during the Qatar 2022 World Cup. This Thursday’s was verbal, but it hurt more than anything else to a fan of the Albiceleste, who said he could stand anything, except for them to mess with the Falklands, “aggression” that is part of the new battle cry of the Tricolor fans for the match to be held on Saturday at the Lusail Stadium.

Mexicans’ mockery of the Falklands War

Mexico fans in Qatar rile up Argentina supporters with Falkland Islands chant@okdobleamarilla

Two days before the vital match between the teams of both countries in the 2022 World Cup to be played in Qatar, the fans are the ones who continue to heat up the match, which began on Wednesday in the streets with a fight, after which there were no arrests and no report from the local police.

This Thursday a video was released on social networks where Mexican fans in a truck chant “and you see, and you see, in the Falklands they speak English”, referring to the Falklands War, the armed conflict between the South American country and England.

But an Argentina fan was present and got up annoyed and indignant, to tell the Mexicans that he puts up with anything but being made fun of like that. “No, no, not that. This is as far as we go, I allow you all of them, but not that one,” said the fan of Argentina’s national team.

An intense duel is expected in the stands and on the field

Fan violence at the World Cup: Mexican and Argentinian fans clash in Qatar-s.g.

The game between Mexicans and Argentines is of vital importance for both after their debut in Qatar 2022, where the Tricolor drew goalless against Poland, while Argentina was surprisingly beaten 2-1 by Saudi Arabia.

Thus, Saturday’s game in front of 80,000 spectators takes on relevance, as a win for either team would be a big break towards the round of 16, but a loss for Argentina would be catastrophic and would eliminate them from the World Cup.

World Cup 2022: Argentina – Mexico: Game time and where to watch the 2022 Qatar World Cup match from the USA

Argentina and Mexico face off this November 26 at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in the Group C of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

On what TV channel can I watch the 2022 Qatar World Cup match between Argentina and Mexico from the United States?

The FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and Mexico will be played on November 26 at the Lusail Iconic Stadium at 13:00 (CDT) and will be broadcast live on TV on FOX.

If you prefer, you can also watch the match on a number of legal streaming platforms such as Fubo, Vidgo, Sling TV, Peacock TV and YouTube TV.

What time does the 2022 World Cup match between Argentina and Mexico start?

As always, the start time of the game will depend on where you are located. To simplify things for you, below are the most common kick-off times:

  • Qatar Time:22:00
  • Central Standard Time (CDT): 13:00
  • East Coast Time (ET): 14:00
  • Pacific Time (PT): 11:00
  • UK Time (GMT): 19:00

Want to follow along live but can’t watch it? Don’t worry, the match can also be followed live with commentary in English on MARCA in English, from two hours before the match, follow the preview and the latest updates from the game.

In addition, at the end of the match you will be able to read the full report and the post-match comments from the best players.

What is Argentina’s squad for the Qatar 2022 World Cup?

For the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Argentina, and coach Lionel Scaloni, called up the following players:

  • Goalkeepers: Franco Armani, Emiliano Martnez, Gernimo Rulli
  • Defenders: Nahuel Molina, Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero, Germn Pezzella, Nicols Otamendi, Lisandro Martnez, Marcos Acua, Nicols Tagliafico, Juan Foyth
  • Midfieldiers: Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Alexis Mac Allister, Guido Rodrguez, Alejandro Papu Gmez, Enzo Fernndez, Exequiel Palacios
  • Forwards: ngel Di Mara, Lautaro Martnez, Julin lvarez, ngel Correa, Thiago Almada, Paulo Dybala, Lionel Messi

What is Mexico’s squad for the 2022 Qatar World Cup?

For the 2022 Qatar World Cup, Mexico, and coach Gerardo Martino called up the following players:

  • Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa, Alfredo Talavera, Rodolfo Cota
  • Defenders: Csar Montes, Nstor Araujo, Hctor Moreno, Johan Vsquez, Gerardo Arteaga, Jess Gallardo, Jorge Snchez, Kevin lvarez
  • Midfieldiers: Edson lvarez, Roberto Alvarado, Uriel Antuna, Hctor Herrera, Andrs Guardado, Carlos Rodrguez, Luis Gerardo Chvez, Luis Romo, Erick Gutirrez, Orbeln Pineda
  • Forwards: Rogelio Funes Mori, Ral Jimnez, Chucky Lozano, Henry Martn, Alexis Vega

Has Mexico ever won the World Cup in soccer?

When are the next matches for Mexico?

How many World Cups has Argentina won?

How much is the Argentina soccer team worth?

According to Transfermarket, Argentina is the seventh national team with the highest net worth in the world, the estimated market value of its players is $645.20 million Euros, about $671.65 million Dollars.

World Cup 2022: Mexico vs. Argentina: three days before the game, the war began, but with a fight between fans

The match between Mexico and Argentina will be decisive for the aspirations of both teams, particularly for the South Americans, since a defeat would leave them out of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. And with three days to go before the match, there is already a feeling of nervousness at the tournament venue, but with the fans, as this day they were the protagonists of a brawl.

How did the fight between Mexican and Argentine fans happen?

Fans of both teams had a violent encounter on the way to a match that will be complicated for the players. According to a video circulating on social networks, fans of both teams fought. Although there is no official report, it is mentioned that some people were injured.

Fan violence at the World Cup: Mexican and Argentinian fans clash in Qatar-s.g.

There is also no report regarding the presence of authorities from the host country of the World Cup and they are not seen in the video, but the situation seems complicated, especially because there are three days left for the match to take place at the Lusail Stadium, where 80,000 fans are expected, eager for excitement and to see their national team win and close to the round of 16.

The blows, kicks and insults are a constant in the video that is circulating on social networks, under the gaze of dozens of onlookers who only record the moment; the Mexicans insulting and pronouncing the name of Lionel Messi. The Argentines prefer to go on their way after the violent encounter, while some Tricolor fans continue to provoke them.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says the West is in no position ‘to give moral lessons’ to Qatarx

Mexico and Argentina, a game the South Americans can’t afford to lose

Mexico will arrive at this match after a good performance against Poland, a match that ended in a scoreless draw, but where Guillermo Ochoa saved a penalty kick; Argentina, on the other hand, arrives after a surprising 2-1 defeat against Saudi Arabia, which puts their participation in the World Cup at risk, since a loss this weekend could leave them out of the tournament.

On the other hand, FIFA opened an investigation against the Femexfut for alleged discriminatory chants made by its fans against Poland, which will surely be repeated and in greater numbers due to the rivalry with Argentina, so that Mexico could be sanctioned during that game but off the field.

World Cup 2022: Argentina’s 36-game undefeated streak was snapped today before they could set a new record

Argentina’s loss against Saudi Arabia during their Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup debut has not only left them with a complicated future in their group, but it has also denied them the opportunity to continue piling up games without defeat and end their streak at 36 games, just one shy of the all-time record of 37 matches that Italy holds.

Argentina wanted to set a new undefeated record at Qatar 2022

Argentina’s 36 games without defeat are just second to Italy’s 37 undefeated games in a row, the Italian team’s streak happened between October 2018 and October 2021, coincidentally after losing that game they had a debacle that included them not qualifying for the World Cup.

Argentina’s last win was against an Arab country

Prior to their World Cup debut, Argentina faced the United Arab Emirates in a friendly match, trying to have a similar opponent as the one they would face in Saudi Arabia.

The difference was that on that match they won easily with a 5-0 scoreboard, with many suggesting that was happening as well today, against a Saudi Arabian team that shocked the world and tripped one of the top contenders in this World Cup.

World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo’s reason to retire from soccer at the end of this World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo‘s last days have been a whirlwind, and although he is concentrating with the Portuguese national team, he has talked about his present with Manchester United, so it is very possible that CR7 will no longer have a team at the end of the World Cup, although that may no longer matter, as he opened the door to his retirement under certain conditions.

Cristiano: If Messi scores two goals in the World Cup final and I score three? “Then I will retire”

Cristiano’s retirement is directly linked to Messi

Although Cristiano Ronaldo has already said on other occasions that he would like to play until he is 40 years old, and much has been speculated in which team his career will continue after the World Cup, but now he pointed out that there is a possibility of retiring after Qatar 2022.

“I want to play two or three more years, maximum. I want to finish at 40, a good age. I don’t know the future. Sometimes you plan one thing for your life and as I said many times, life is dynamic and you never know what is going to happen,” he sentenced, although he also opened the possibility for Qatar to be his last tournament before hanging up his boots.

In the last interview CR7 gave, the reporter questioned him about a hypothetical case in which Argentina and Portugal face each other in the final, and Messi scores two goals and the Portuguese scores three…” I’m retiring.”

Nike’s incredible retro-futuristic commercial for Qatar 2022: a true CGI masterpiece@Nike-YT

The fans are always in Ronaldo’s heart

“It’s probably my last World Cup, of course, my fifth World Cup. I don’t know what’s going to happen after the World Cup, but as I told you before, and I’ll say it again, the fans will always be in my heart and I hope they will be by my side, even if I come back, or if I don’t come back, or if I stay or whatever. Nobody is perfect. The episodes in life that we all have is part of being a human being, it’s part of me being a human being and a father as well. I’m always going to make mistakes. But I don’t know, it’s difficult to say right now what will happen after the World Cup because my focus is for the World Cup, for the Portugal national team.”

Cristiano remains motivated to win the World Cup

“My motivation is not the same as it was a few months ago. I’m not saying I need a new challenge, we’ll see. My focus is on the World Cup. It’s probably good for United and for me to have a new challenge. But if I come back, I hope people will let me shine as I have done at other clubs in recent years,” he said of his time with United and Ten Hag.

Bruno Fernandes’ gives Cristiano Ronaldo frosty greeting after his Piers Morgan interview

Ronaldo and Messi are coming to their fifth World Cup, they are two of the main players to follow in Qatar, and both have yet to win a title for their nations, so we will be able to see them at their best and with a lot of ambition to achieve their only unfinished business.