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Mexico: Ready to Play France

The Mexican team is currently playing in Group A against Uruguay, France and South Africa in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In the opening game it was Mexico who played against the host, South Africa. Even if the game ended 1-1, it surely left a good impression and a ray of hope for fans of the Mexican team. On Thursday July 17, France will be Mexico’s rival. Mexicans are using Twitter to express their expectations about the next game. These are a few examples that represent what the Mexican people, specially the youth, think will happen:

@NetLeon @jakchiva si #mex Mexico le gana a #fra France no twitteo una semana aunque me muera en el proceso.

@NetLeon @jakchiva if #mex Mexico beats #fra France I will stop tweeting for a week, even if I die in the process.

Others make humorous comments, like @ManzanitaGrunge, as she refers to Mexican cinema and TV actress, Carmen Salinas.

@ManzanitaGrunge si #mex Mexico le gana a #fra France , me chuto todas las películas de Carmelita Salinas que existan. #Hedicho

@ManzanitaGrunge if #mex Mexico beats #fra France ,I will watch every movie Carmelita Salinas has been in.

@torrewhite A dos días del juego!!! Ya quiero ver el #mex Mexico contra #fra France

@torrewhite Two days away from the match!!! I really want to see #mex Mexico against #fra France

There are also jokes, like one by @Ruta2010:

@Ruta2010 que hace un mexicano cuando México #mex Mexico gana la copa del mundo? R: apaga el playstation jajajaja

@Ruta2010 What does a Mexican do when México #mex wins the worldcup? Answer: Turn off the playstation hahaha

Finally, a few words from the main actors: the Mexican football players:

@mexicoworldcup Carlos Vela: “There's no option: we kill or get killed.” Guardado: Mexico will “play until death.” Morbid. #WorldCup What’s happening? bit.ly/aH2taj

Some of the tweets are funny and some optimistic. Tomorrow, when the match is over, Mexican Twitter users will reflect the country's reaction to the outcome of this challenging, but surely exciting match.

1 comment

  • Mexico’s domination should come as no surprise. Just like with Italy in the “friendly”, Mexico outplayed France all game and the score is a clear result of a better team prevailing. It’s not that France played bad, it’s Mexico playing solid futbol. More to come……………Viva Mexico!

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