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Ricardo Ferretti: Mexico has talent but players 'stuck in the same place'

MENDOZA, Argentina -- Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti's spell in charge of the Mexican national team ended with a 2-0 defeat to Argentina on Tuesday, which makes it five out of six losses, but the current Tigres coach is happy he has bought the Mexican federation time to look for a new coach.

"It would've been premature to choose [a coach] immediately [after Juan Carlos Osorio left] and with my presence they've had the required time to choose the one that will surely take the Mexican national team to the...

Edson Alvarez 7/10 but Mexico struggles to contain Argentina attack

The date and venue might have been different, but the result remains the same for Mexico: A 2-0 loss to Argentina. Following a defeat in Cordoba last week, Mexico followed up the result with another similar loss to La Albiceleste in Mendoza on Tuesday night.

Mexico has now ended 2018 with a worrisome tally of seven losses in the last eight games in all competitions.

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Optimists could point out that Mexico nearly found the back of the net in the second half. Thanks to dangerous opportunities...

Mexico closes out 2018 with loss but midfielders give hope for future

MENDOZA, Argentina - Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala netted their first goals for Argentina to clinch a 2-0 win for La Albiceleste against Mexico on Tuesday in Estadio Malvinas Argentinas.

Here are three quick takes as both sides' last game of 2018:

1. Tuca's reign with El Tri ends with a loss

It's been a tough FIFA international break for Mexico boss Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti and a difficult interim period in charge. The loss makes it seven losses in eight games for Mexico and five in Ferretti's...

Argentina knocks off Mexico with Mauro Icardi, Paulo Dybala goals

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Mauro Icardi celebrates after scoring in Argentina's friendly against Mexico.
Mauro Icardi celebrates after scoring a goal for Argentina against Mexico.

An early goal from Mauro Icardi and a late strike from Paulo Dybala gave Argentina their second win in a row with a 2-0 victory over Mexico in a lukewarm friendly in Mendoza on Tuesday.

With two minutes gone Icardi, the Inter Milan striker controversially left out of Argentina's World Cup squad, beat two Mexican defenders on his right foot before transferring the ball to his left and whipping it past the keeper.

Dybala doubled the lead three minutes from time when he finished off a sweeping counter-attack...