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Venezuela advances in Copa América with upset.

Mexico entered its second match of Copa América 2024 with a chance to advance to the quarterfinals, but instead, Venezuela pulled off a 1-0 upset over El Tri to win Group B and advance to the quarterfinals along with Argentina.

Venezuela through to the quarterfinals

Mexico now faces Ecuador on Sunday in a do-or-die match with the final Group B spot in the knockout stage on the line. Mexico will have to win that match to avoid elimination.

Mexico continued to be held off the scoresheet through the final whistle despite plenty of opportunities, with 17 shots and six on goal. The El Tri fans — and some players — showed frustration as the seconds ticked down in Venezuela’s stunning upset. Mexico fans, players frustrated by result

Venezuela is also unbeaten in six consecutive meetings against CONCACAF sides, conceding only one goal, which came in a 2-2 draw with Panama in November 2022).

Mexico had a tense encounter but ultimately emerged winner in its opening Copa America 2024 match against Jamaica, which extended its unbeaten run in the group portion of this tournament to four.


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