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WC Qualification CONCACAF

  • June 12, 2012
  • • 9:30 PM
  • • Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador
  • Referee: J. Pineda
  • • Attendance: 29712
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World Cup Qualifying Preview: El Salvador - Mexico

World Cup Qualifying Preview: El Salvador - Mexico

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El Tri heads to Estadio Cuscatlan as it continues its campaign to qualify for Brazil 2014.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
El Salvador (4-5-1): Villalobos; Moises, Purdy, Pacheco, Turcios; D. Alas, Romero, Sanchez, J. Alas, Burgos; Blanco


Team News:

After drawing 2-2 with Costa Rica, El Salvador will head home to the Cuscatlán in search of their first win in the current round of World Cup qualifying.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Mexico (4-4-2): Corona; Meza, Rodriguez, Moreno, Salcido; Barrera, Zavala, Guardado, Dos Santos; De Nigris, Hernandez.


Team News

No major changes are foreseen for a Mexican team that struggled at times against Guyana but still pulled out an easy, expected win against the South American nation.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Mexico opened its qualifying campaign with a 3-1 home win against Guyana on Friday night.
  • In Group B's other match, El Salvador traveled to San Jose and earned a very credible 2-2 draw against Costa Rica.
  • Mexico was left unsatisfied with its two-goal win at home against one of the region's minnows. Head coach Chepo de la Torre said of the performance: "The fans are right [to boo]. They're right because they came here to watch us win and we owed them tonight."

  • El Salvador has qualified for two World Cups in its history: 1970 and 1982.
  • Mexico lost its last trip to Estadio Cuscatlan, falling 2-1 in 2010 World Cup qualifying. El Tri defeated El Salvador 5-0 in the 2011 Gold Cup.

  • Several major media outlets may refuse to cover the match as a boycott for the Salvadoran federation charging $25 to $50 for credentials.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

El Salvador

Mexico

Wins
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0
5
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

El Salvador SLV
El Salvador El Salvador
Draw
Mexico MEX
Mexico Mexico
39%
58%

Top 3 Predictions

El Salvador SLV
2 - 1
Mexico MEX
El Salvador SLV
1 - 3
Mexico MEX
El Salvador SLV
0 - 3
Mexico MEX

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