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  • September 11, 2012
  • • 9:00 PM
  • • Estadio Azteca, Coyoacán, Ciudad de México (D.F.)
  • Referee: C. Campbell
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World Cup Qualifying Preview: Mexico - Costa Rica

World Cup Qualifying Preview: Mexico - Costa Rica

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Following El Tri's 2-0 victory in San Jose, Costa Rica will visit the Estadio Azteca for its second match against Mexico in four days.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

Mexico (4-2-2-2): Corona; Torres Nilo, Moreno, Rodriguez, Meza; Salcido, Torrado; Guardado, Aquino; Peralta; 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)

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)


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The last match between both teams ended in a 2-0 win for Mexico, four days ago at the Estadio Nacional.
  • Costa Rica has given up 12 goals to Mexico in its last five head-to-head matches (not including penalties). It has scored two in that span.
  • Under Chepo de la Torre, Mexico is unbeaten in official tournament and qualifying matches, stemming back to the 2011 Gold Cup.
  • Costa Rica beat Mexico at the Estadio Azteca in 2001 by a score of 2-1, the only loss suffered at the stadium for a WCQ.
  • Carlos Salcido scored his tenth goal with El Tri in San Jose. He debuted with the national team in 2004.
  • Goalkeeper Jose de Jesus Corona amassed just his 18th cap with Mexico despite debuting in 2003.

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