After a year full of disappointing performances, Mexico, playing with only Liga MX players, battered New Zealand at the Estadio Azteca.
Mexican National Team
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Mexico found the form it had been missing during qualifying, dismantling an overmatched New Zealand team in the first leg of a playoff. Goal has the ratings.
Playing its first World Cup qualifying match under coach Miguel Herrera, Mexico exploded for five goals in the first leg of a two-legged playoff against the Oceania champions.
Goal's Mexico columnist discussed the upcoming Mexico vs. New Zealand World Cup qualifying match from Mexico City
El Tri get one last chance to make the World Cup, starting with a home match against New Zealand in a two-legged tie.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Ahead of his first true test, Mexico manager Miguel Herrera is exuding confidence. The fans, who would be devastated if Mexico missed the World Cup, aren't so sure.
The Mexico manager has hailed the impact of the former Barcelona star as a leader for his team.
El Tri has decided to make do without its overseas stars, including Javier Hernandez, but it has only lost one previous qualifying game at the iconic venue.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Ahead of Mexico's must win playoff against New Zealand, the team's new manager is attempting to guard against overconfidence.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Mexico's head coach will send out his usual attacking system against New Zealand, utilizing a base of players who know his style well.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Mexico couldn't overcome a strong Nigeria team and finishes as the runner-up in the U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
El Tri will successfully defend its U-17 World Cup title with a win against Nigeria Friday, but the Super Eagles won't be an easy opponent.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
El Tri will not face New Zealand's most important player later this month after he was ruled out with an injury.
Even if the rest of the teams in the FMF setup are faltering, the U-17s are once again bringing glory to the El Tri jersey.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
El Tri will look to defend its title in Friday's final against Nigeria, which defeated Mexico 6-1 in the group stage.
The Mexico international has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in recent weeks but the Red Devils’ boss wants the striker to stay and continue scoring goals.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Ricki Herbert has named the 23 players who will face Mexico in a two-legged playoff with the winner booking passage to the World Cup.
Miguel Herrera is sticking with an entirely domestic-based team, calling in Hugo Ayala to replace the injured Hiram Mier instead of Espanyol star Hector Moreno.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
El Tri's U-17 contingent looks to continue the defense of its World Cup title with a difficult semifinal match against the South American power.
Friday, November 1, 2013
A full 10 America players form the core of the roster for one of the most vital match-ups in El Tri's history.