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WC Qualification CONCACAF

  • June 8, 2012
  • • 8:00 PM
  • • Estadio Azteca, Coyoacán, Ciudad de México (D.F.)
  • Referee: J. Santos
  • • Attendance: 80401

World Cup Qualifying Preview: Mexico - Guyana

World Cup Qualifying Preview: Mexico - Guyana

Brandon Wade

Mexico begins its road to Brazil against minnow Guyana, which features former Newcastle striker Carl Cort.

Mexico (4-4-1-1): Corona; Meza, Rodriguez, Salcido, Torres; Barrera, Zavala, Marquez, Guardado; Dos Santos; Hernandez.

Team News:

Javier Hernandez has found the net in his last two matches for El Tri. He scored a late winner against Bosnia and converted a penalty in Mexico's victory over Brazil. That goal was his 25th for the national team in just 36 games.

Guyana (4-4-2): Williams; Pollard, L. Cort, Rodrigues, Newton; Moore, Peters, McKinnon, Benfield; Beveney, C. Cort.

Team News

Guyana's squad is relatively well-traveled for a nation of its stature. A sizable minority of its players ply their trade in England and the U.S. system, while most of the others are spread throughout the Caribbean.

  • Giovanni dos Santos and Javier Hernandez have both found the net in each of Mexico's two most recent matches.
  • In 2000, Guyana striker Carl Cort was bought by Newcastle United for a fee of 7 million pounds. His younger brother Leon is also a member of the Guyana national team.
  • Guyana is ranked 99th in the world by FIFA. Mexico is ranked 19th.

  • Mexico has qualified for the past five FIFA World Cups.
  • Guyana's most recent match was a 7-1 shellacking by Colombia on May 28.

  • Guyana coach Jamaal Shabazz is on his second stint at the helm of the country's national side


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WCQ 2014 (Concacaf) ‎(WCQN)‎ Oct 12, 2012 Guyana 0 - Mexico 5
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WCQ 2014 (Concacaf) ‎(WCQN)‎ Jun 8, 2012 Mexico 3 - Guyana 1
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Last Five Matches
Oct 16, 2012Costa Rica 7 - Guyana 0WCQN
Oct 12, 2012Guyana 0 - Mexico 5WCQN
Sep 11, 2012Guyana 2 - El Salvador 3WCQN
Sep 7, 2012El Salvador 2 - Guyana 2WCQN
Aug 15, 2012Bolivia 2 - Guyana 0FR
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