Category Archives: World Cup

2018 World Cup Schedule and TV Listings

The complete schedule, with English and Spanish-language TV listings, for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The games will also be streamed live at TelemundoDeportes.com and by FuboTV.

The group stage kicks off June 14th and runs through June 28th, with the knockout rounds beginning on June 30th.

The final will be held on July 15th.

All times Eastern.

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Mexico Announces 2018 World Cup Roster

Juan Carlos Osorio has named the 23-man roster for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. There are not many surprises on the squad, with Osorio bringing an experienced team.

Only four of El Tri’s 23 are under age 25 (Carlos Salcedo, Edson Álvarez, Jesús Gallardo, and Hirving Lozano), while on the other end of the scale 39-year-old Rafa Márquez will be the second-oldest player in Russia this summer.

Notably, this is the first time Mexico’s World Cup squad has contained more players plying their trade internationally than domestically; just eight players come from within Liga MX, with the remaining 15 playing in the U.S. and Europe.

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2018 World Cup Draw: Mexico in Group F

The draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia was held this Friday, with Mexico being placed into Group F.

El Tri will face Germany, Sweden, and South Korea.

Mexico will open their World Cup campaign against the reigning champions Germany on June 17th before facing South Korea on the 23rd and wrapping up group play against Sweden on the 27th.

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FIFA Fines Mexico Yet Again for Homophobic Chants

FIFA has released the latest list of sanctions for incidents in recent 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, and, as has become customary, Mexico is once again present due to homophobic chanting.

The latest round of disciplinary action was announced on Monday, with Mexico receiving 10,000 Swiss Francs in fines plus a warning for “improper conduct among spectators (homophobic chant)” for their October 6th game against Trinidad and Tobago.

This is the 12th time that Mexico has been fined and/or warned for homophobic chanting in 2018 World Cup qualifiers:

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World Cup Qualifying: Honduras vs Mexico – Recap and Highlights

Mexico lost their unbeaten status in World Cup qualifying as they fell 3-2 to Honduras – a result that had little effect on El Tri, who were already guaranteed first place in the Hex going into tonight, but which granted Los Catrachos fourth place, and with it, a playoff against Australia.

The result also helped keep the United States from qualifying, as the U.S. failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1986 after a loss to Trinidad and Tobago combined with Panama’s victory over Costa Rica and Honduras’s win against Mexico.

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World Cup Qualifying: Honduras vs Mexico – Where to Watch

CONCACAF World Cup qualifying wraps up this Tuesday with the final round of Hexagonal games. Mexico and Costa Rica have their spots locked up, but there is one automatic berth as well as the playoff berth still up for grabs, with the United States, Panama, and Honduras all in the running.

Honduras, currently 5th in the standings, will need a positive result when they host Mexico – as well as needing Panama or the U.S. to drop points – to move into either the automatic or the playoff berth.

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World Cup Qualifying: Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago – Recap and Highlights

They had to come from behind to do so, but Mexico remained unbeaten in World Cup qualifying with a 3-1 win against Trinidad and Tobago. El Tri, already qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, remained in first place in the Hexagonal with the victory, while the Soca Warriors were already mathematically eliminated from contention.

With first place facing off against sixth – and nothing to play for for either side – it seemed like Mexico would keep on rolling with another home victory. However, although El Tri had had the better of possession and the run of play for the majority of the game, they weren’t able to turn those stats into goals, despite the encouragement of the vociferous partisan crowd packed into the Estadio Alfonso Lastras.

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World Cup Qualifying: Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago – Where to Watch

Mexico has already locked up qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but they’ll look to remain in first place in the Hex when they host Trinidad and Tobago on Friday.

The Soca Warriors are in last place in the standings to El Tri’s first, and they are clinging to qualification hopes by a thread. The best T&T can hope for is a fourth-place finish, which would see them go to the intercontinental playoff, and even that is a slim chance.

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Mexico Roster for October World Cup Qualifiers

The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has announced the list of players called up for Mexico’s October World Cup qualifiers against Trinidad and Tobago and Honduras.

The roster is almost identical to the one that faced Panama and Costa Rica in September. Carlos Salcedo and Oribe Peralta are back after missing out last month due to injury, while Oswaldo Alanís and Miguel Layún also join the roster.

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World Cup Qualifying: Costa Rica vs Mexico – Recap and Highlights

Mexico took the lead but couldn’t hold it as Costa Rica scored late to make it 1-1. The draw mathematically guarantees the Ticos will finish in the top four, and it would require a very unlikely series of scenarios to keep them out of the top three and the automatic qualifying spots.

Mexico had a number of chances in the first half, but Keylor Navas’s heroics in goal kept the game goalless until just before halftime. The hosts had chances of their own as well, with Memo Ochoa making several important saves of his own.

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