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.|
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.
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.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- 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