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