Argentina and Mexico were facing each other in a vital match for their future in the tournament. And nobody wanted to miss it. Here, check out how many people were in the stands at the Lusail Stadium.
Argentina and Mexico met in the second round of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at the Lusail Stadium, where La Albiceleste emerged victorious. Both teams are known to have two of the most passionate fans in the world and the atmosphere in the stadium was proof of that.
While at least 1 million fans were expected to travel to Qatar, the country is struggling to fill stadiums for some matches. There were many empty seats and FIFA and the organizers even decided to leave the gates open for fans to watch the match.
However, this was not the case in Argentina’s match with Mexico. It was a crucial match for both teams, which of course neither Mexican nor Argentine fans would want to miss. See how many people participated here.
What was the attendance for Argentina vs Mexico in Qatar 2022?
The attendance for the group stage match between Argentina and Mexico was 88,966 fans. It’s the highest of the tournament so far. It’s also the highest at a men’s World Cup since 94,194 at the 1994 final in the US, according to journalist Job Harris.
The rivalry between Mexico and Argentina has grown with every World Cup. La Albiceleste has dominated El Tri with four wins out of four. Fans of both teams were involved in some altercations and fights before the match.