Dos a Cero! Those three words mean “Two to Zero,” and they’re more than just numbers: it’s a chant with a 16-year history. At the 2002 World Cup in South Korea, Mexico faced the United States and the final score of 2-0 has haunted Mexico fans ever since.
With the 2018 World Cup in Russia starting later this week, we’re sharing the story behind the infamous game. It comes from Gimlet Media’s new We Came To Win podcast, a show that breaks down the greatest moments in World Cup history.
Featured image: Landon Donovan of the USA celebrates scoring the second goal against Mexico on June 17, 2002. The USA won, 2-0. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)