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The Deportivo star is confident Mexico can be the surprise of this summer's World Cup.

Mexico will have to deal with France, Uruguay and South Africa in the group phase of the 2010 World Cup and it won't be easy for the Mexicans to progress to the first knockout round. Nevertheless, midfielder Andres Guardado is confident Mexico can be the surprise of the tournament.

"The group stage is going to be tough. The host nation always tends to do well at the World Cup. Then there’s France, who have got players of the caliber of Yoann Gourcuff, Franck Ribery and William Gallas," said Guardado to fifa.com.

"And even though the Uruguayans never arrive at the finals in good form they are always really tough opponents.

"What I’m most excited about though is the opening match. The whole world will be watching us and I think any country would love to have that opportunity.

"There are always lots of surprises in football and though no one probably gives us much chance of getting through to the next round or the quarter-finals, we are confident we can be the revelations of the World Cup."

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