Mexico

Monday, June 23, 2014

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A year ago, Rafa Marquez didn't even look like someone who would make El Tri's World Cup team. Today, he's captain of a Mexico team rolling to the round of 16.

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The coach was thrilled to see his set-piece ploys pay dividends as his captain inspired a win over Croatia, and believes CONCACAF sides deserve respect for their showings

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The Mexico striker has paid tribute to his captain for his influence both on and off the pitch and is determined to see his side go beyond the last 16 at the World Cup

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The Porto midfielder led Mexico in passes completed, duels won and recoveries as El Tri secured passage to the round of 16 with a 3-1 win over Croatia.

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On a night when a tie would have been enough to earn a place in the round of 16, Mexico routed Croatia in a confidence-boosting win that sets up a date with the Netherlands.

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The Manchester United striker scored the final goal in Recife after captain Rafael Marquez and Andres Guardado had netted in quick succession to set up a meeting with Netherlands.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

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The Mexican midfielder is happy he passed up an opportunity to head to the United States as a teenager after earning an unlikely spot in El Tri's starting lineup.

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Unless Cameroon produces an upset for the ages, only one team will leave Recife with a place in the round of 16.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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After drawing their second Group A match, El Tri will need to avoid defeat against Croatia to make the knockout rounds.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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The wing back, who spent time on loan at Leverkusen last season, says the El Tri players based in Europe have proven their worth.