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  • June 11, 2013
  • • 8:00 PM
  • • Estadio Azteca, Coyoacán, Ciudad de México (D.F.)
  • Referee: M. Geiger
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World Cup Qualifying Preview: Mexico - Costa Rica

World Cup Qualifying Preview: Mexico - Costa Rica

RAUL ARBOLEDA / AFP

El Tri looks to get back to winning ways and end its run of two consecutive home draws in the Hexagonal.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Mexico (4-4-2): Corona; Salcido, Moreno, Maza, Meza; Guardado, Zavala, Torrado, dos Santos; De Nigris, Hernandez

Mexico Under 17

MEXICO ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS: Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio), Jesús Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)

DEFENDERS: Severo Meza (Monterrey), Francisco Javier "Maza" Rodríguez (América), Héctor Moreno (Espanyol), Diego Reyes (América), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres UANL), Carlos Salcido (Tigres UANL), Hiram Mier (Monterrey)

MIDFIELDERS: Jesús Zavala (Monterrey), Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul), Jesús Molina (América), Héctor Herrera (Pachuca), Javier Aquino (Villarreal), Andrés Guardado (Valencia), Ángel Reyna (Pachuca), Pablo Barrera (Cruz Azul)

FORWARDS: Giovani dos Santos (Mallorca), Oribe Peralta (Santos Laguna), Javier Hernández (Manchester United), Raúl Jiménez (América), Aldo de Nigris (Monterrey)


Costa Rica (4-5-1): Navas; Gonzalez, Gamboa, Meneses, Miller; Borges, Bolaños, Ruiz, Campbell, Rodriguez; Saborio
COSTA RICA ROSTER:

GOALKEEPERS: Keilor Navas (Levante, Spain), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense, CR), Leonel Moreira (Herediano, CR)

DEFENDERS: Christian Gamboa (Rosenborg, Norway), Michael Umaña (Saprissa, CR), Johnny Acosta (Dorados de Sinaloa, Mexico), Giancarlo González (Valerenga, Norway), Roy Miller (New York Red Bulls), Christopher Meneses (Alajuelense, CR), Junior Diaz (Mainz, Germany), Carlos Johnson (Cartaginés, CR), Kendall Watson (Pérez Zeledón, CR)

MIDFIELDERS: Celso Borges (AIK, Sweden), Cristian Bolaños (Copenhagen, Denmark), Ariel Rodríguez (Perez Zeledon, CR), Keylor Soto (Perez Zeledon, CR), Yeltsin Tejeda (Saprissa, CR), Michael Barrantes (Aalesund, Norway), Diego Calvo (Alajuelense, CR), Mauricio Castillo (Cartagines, CR), Rodney Wallace (Portland Timbers), Esteban Granados (Herediano, CR), Kenny Cunningham (The Strongest, Bolivia)

FORWARDS: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake), Joel Campbell (Real Betis, Spain), Jairo Arrieta (Columbus Crew), Bryan Ruiz (Fulham, England), Randall Brenes (Cartaginés, CR), Víctor Núñez (Herediano, CR)
  DID YOU KNOW?

  • Mexico is coming off a 0-0 draw at Panama on Friday night, the team's seventh tie in eight matches in 2013.
  • Costa Rica, meanwhile, got a 25th minute goal from Roy Miller to win its home qualifier 1-0 over Honduras on Friday.
  • Both Costa Rica and Mexico are tied with the USA on top of the Hexagonal with seven points, but El Tri has played five games while the Ticos and Yanks have only played four.
  • Costa Rica has not qualified for a World Cup since 2006, when it lost all three of its group matches to finish the tournament 31st out of 32 teams.
  • Mexico has not lost a competitive game since a 1-0 loss to Uruguay in the 2011 Copa America.

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