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Is Mexico in danger of missing the 2014 FIFA World Cup?

Is Mexico in danger of missing the 2014 FIFA World Cup?

Posted by Liliana Castaño on August 02, 2013

By Sebastian Llavaneras-

Mexico may miss the next World Cup if they don’t wake up. They are scheduled to play against the current group leaders US on September 10, and a loss would set them back even farther from Brazil 2014.

Mexico started strong on the first rounds of the CONCACAF eliminations towards the FIFA world cup. However, in the fourth round their performance has been mediocre. The Mexican team hasn’t lost any games, but they have won only 1 game and tied the other 5.

Their poor performance has upset the Mexican fans who have very high expectations on their team. Many are already demanding for Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre, the current Mexican coach, to be fired.

On the other hand, the US National Men’s Soccer Team has had a very good fourth round. They are leading the group with a record of 4 wins, 1 draw (against Mexico), and 1 loss.

The recurrent problems of the Mexican team, with both the players and the coach, plus the momentum USA has, following the biggest winning streak in the history of the team, may be big advantages for the USMNT on the next game.

US is playing at home at the Crew stadium in Columbus, OH. They are undefeated in this field with a record of 6 wins and 3 draws, from which 3 of those wins are against Mexico.

The odds seem to favor US which can mean big trouble for Mexico.

Who do you think will win this game?

 
Pictures by: Coconut85/en.wikipedia and Erik Drost/Flickr

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