If there is a particular fan base in Qatar 2022, it is undoubtedly the mexican, Characteristic for wearing clothes with a lot of color and outfits alluding to their renowned culture. That country is a regular guest at the World Cups and its fans are one of the loudest and the ones that make themselves felt the most, especially when their team plays.
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This was demonstrated in the debut against Poland at the 974 stadium in Doha, Qatarwhere Thousands of Mexicans flocked to the stands to encourage their team.
Despite the fact that alcohol cannot be consumed, in the early hours of the day Mexicans were already seen having a drink in private establishments such as bars and restaurants. As game time approached, the fan community grew. until seeing streets packed with people from that country who were heading to the stadium.
Once they got to the stage, the stands were completely full and what surprised the locals the most were the outfits that the Mexicans wore for this match. Several were disguised as ‘chapulín colorado’, the emblematic character created by Roberto Gómez Bolaños and who is remembered for being a Creole superhero.
🤩🏆⚽ Stadium 974 is a party
Who will prevail: the “Chapulín Colorado” or the “Old Polish Pascuero”? pic.twitter.com/8sqlbmaxCZ
– TNT Sports Chile (@TNTSportsCL) November 22, 2022
There were also many dressed as mariachis, an emblematic outfit that represents the groups that sing rancheras not only in Mexico but in any part of the world.
#World CupQatar2022 | The Mexican fans, always very original and taking their culture all over the planet 🌎 This is what they said present at stadium 974 against Poland 🇵🇱.#FIFAWorldCup #Qatar2022 pic.twitter.com/UsYmUNRw2T
– Goal Snail (@GolCaracol) November 22, 2022
The fans were very active in the stands and showed their support for the team led by Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, who was highly questioned about the call he led to the World Cup. In the group they also share with Saudi Arabia and Argentina.