World Cup in Mexico is a very serious event. World Cup in Tulum reflects this countries dedication to their team! Usually it is the blues of the Caribbean Sea that get the most notice here in Tulum. But during World Cup 2010, it is the sea of green jerseys that fill the streets and beach that is taking center stage. Football is in the air and the games can be heard blasting from television sets all over Tulum.
Most recently Mexico played France in World Cup 2010. It was a fantastic game in which Mexico dominated the field. There was a lot of offense played by Mexico and some smart footwork by some amazing players. It was a tense first half as both teams did not score during the first 45 minutes of the game. During the second half of Mexico vs. France, Mexico pulled ahead by 2 great goals.
The first goal of Mexico vs. France was scored by Javier Hernandez in the 64th minute of the 2nd half of the game. Hernandez comes from a World Cup family as his grandfather also played in the World Cup. His grandson followed in his footsteps scoring a perfect shot, just as he had done in World Cup 1954.
Just as the crowd had calmed their cheers and chants for the goal scored by Hernandez, Blanco followed with another great shot. With a long run up the field the Blanco scored a strong shot to the left side to screaming fans. In the 79th minute Mexico had pulled their score to a strong 2-0 lead.
Now it was Mexico’s defense that had their turn to shine. Playing an amazing game, Mexico never gave France the opportunity to take back the advantage. Continuing with a strong and hard defense, Mexico kept the lead and won the game 2-0.
All of Tulum is waiting for the next match on Tuesday against Uruguay. It promises to be a great game and you can bet the attention will be off the beach for a little while and back onto the TV screen. Where locals and tourists alike will be cheering on the Red- White and Green!