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WC Qualification CONCACAF

  • September 7, 2012
  • • 10:00 PM
  • • Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José
  • Referee: R. Moreno
  • • Attendance: 32500
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World Cup qualifying preview: Costa Rica - Mexico

World Cup qualifying preview: Costa Rica - Mexico

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Mexico will visit San Jose in search of its second road win in the current World Cup qualifying round.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Costa Rica (4-4-2): Navas; Miller, Oviedo, Gonzalez, Salvatierra; Barrantes, Rojas, Cubero, Castillo; Saborio, Campbell

Costa Rica

ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS: Keylor Navas (Levante), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense)

DEFENDERS: Michael Umana (Comunicaciones), Roy Miller (New York), Gabriel Badilla (Saprissa), Bryan Oviedo (Everton), Jose Salvatierra (Alajuelense), Jhonny Acosta (Alajuelense), Giancarlo Gonzalez (Valerenga), Pedro Leal (Puntarenas), Nestor Monge (Perez Zeledon)

MIDFIELDERS: Christian Bolanos (Copenhagen), Celso Borges (AIK), Michael Barrantes (Aalesunds), Oscar Rojas (La Piedad), Jose Miguel Cubero (Herediano), Rodney Wallace (Portland), Yeltsin Tejeda (Saprissa)

FORWARDS: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake), Bryan Ruiz (Fulham), Randall Brenes (Cartagines), Joel Campbell (Real Betis), Daniel Colindres (Saprissa)

Mexico (4-2-3-1): Corona; Torres Nilo, Moreno, Rodriguez, Meza; Salcido, Torrado; Guardado, Aquino, Reyna; Hernandez

ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS: Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio), Jose de Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)

DEFENDERS: Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Hector Moreno (Espanyol) Francisco Rodriguez (Stuttgart), Severo Meza (Monterrey), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Darvin Chavez (Monterrey), Israel Jimenez (Tigres), Hiram Mier (Monterrey)

MIDFIELDERS: Carlos Salcido (UANL), Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul), Andres Guardado (Valencia), Javier Aquino (Cruz Azul), Angel Reyna (Monterrey), Marco Fabian (Guadalajara), Jesus Zavala (Monterrey), Edgar Lugo (Santos Laguna)

FORWARDS: Elias Hernandez (Tigres), Oribe Peralta (Santos Laguna), Aldo de Nigris (Monterrey), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United)


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The last match between both teams ended in a 4-1 win for Mexico in the 2011 Gold Cup.
  • Gerardo Torrado has 135 caps with the Mexican national team, third in El Tri's history behind Pavel Pardo and Claudio Suarez.
  • Costa Rica beat Mexico at the Estadio Azteca in the 2002 World Cup qualifying match. This is the only loss for Mexico in that regard.
  • Costa Rica has just five wins in their last 15 matches, dating back to September of 2011.
  • Fulham and Costa Rica winger Bryan Ruiz is listed as doubtful for the match against Mexico.
  • These two teams will play again four days later, in Mexico City, Mexico.

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