WORLD CUP legend Guillermo Ochoa may have played his last game at the tournament following Mexico’s exit from Group C.
Mexico finished third behind Poland and Argentina, missing out on a knockout spot on goal difference.
It was the first time since 1978 that Mexico had been eliminated from the World Cup in the group stage.
World Cup hero Ochoa, 37, started all three group matches but was unable to save the day for his country.
Although, he added a few more memorable moments to his already impressive World Cup climax.
Ochoa – has 11 World Cup appearances – saved Robert Lewandowski’s penalty in the 0–0 draw.
But he really made his name at the 2014 World Cup when he kept out hosts Brazil.
Ochoa made four big saves, including a negating poster boy Neymar.
The save immediately drew comparisons to Gordon Banks’ famous 1970 World Cup save against Pele.
Ochoa won two Man of the Match awards at the 2014 tournament, but Mexico crashed out to the Netherlands in the round of 16.
In 2018 it was business as usual and Ochoa made NINE saves to deny then world champions Germany, securing a historic 1-0 win.
He went on to play in all four of Mexico’s matches, making a total of 25 saves, two short of Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois.
But by the time the next World Cup takes place in 2026, which happens to be in the US, Canada and Mexico, Ochoa will be 41.
It is possible that Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia will be his last in the world’s biggest football tournament.
The sad possibility of not seeing Ochoa’s gorgeous headband and curly hair has all fans saying the same thing: the streets will never forget World Cup legend Ochoa.
One fan said on Twitter, “If this is Ochoa’s last World Cup, the streets will never forget a World Cup legend.”
Another tweeted: “Ochoa sealed his spot as goalkeeper in the ‘Streets Won’t Forget XI’.”
A third said: “Probably the last time we see Ochoa at a World Cup. An icon.”
Ochoa was just inevitable.