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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: Trinidad and Tobago vs Mexico – Recap and Highlights

In a closer game than they were perhaps expecting, Mexico earned a victory by the minimum difference against Trinidad and Tobago to remain unbeaten in World Cup qualifying. The result keeps Mexico at the top of the table while dropping T&T into last.

The hosts had the better of play in the first half, and in the 32nd minute, T&T thought they had taken the lead. However, Joevin Jones’s would-be goal from a fast break was controversially disallowed after a dubious offside call and the game remained 0-0.

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Márquez and Damm Ruled Out Against Trinidad and Tobago

The Mexican national team has arrived in Trinidad and Tobago for their World Cup qualifying game, but neither Rafael Márquez nor Jürgen Damm made the trip.

Damm suffered an injury late in Friday’s game against Costa Rica, and after evaluation it was determined that the muscle strain would keep him out of Tuesday’s qualifier. Damm has returned to Monterrey to start treatment with his club.

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

Mexico returns to the road as CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying continues this Tuesday. El Tri is coming off a 2-0 home win against Costa Rica that lifted them into first place in the Hex.

They will now travel to Port of Spain to face Trinidad and Tobago; T&T is coming off a win as well, as they beat Panama 1-0 on Friday, and they will look to make it two home wins in a row here.

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Mexico Releases Roster for March World Cup Qualifiers

CONCACAF World Cup qualifying resumes next week, and Mexico will be facing Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago in the upcoming round of Hex games.

Mexico has announced their 25-man roster for the upcoming qualifiers, and there are some notable absences as Giovani dos Santos and Hirving Lozano miss out due to injury.

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Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago – Recap and Highlights

el triIn their first game under interim head coach Ricardo Ferretti, Mexico had to come from behind twice to draw Trinidad and Tobago 3-3 in an international friendly held in Sandy, Utah.

Jonathan Glenn got the Soca Warriors off to the best possible start when his diving header found the back of the net in just the 6th minute of the game. Mexico responded well after falling behind, however, and El Tri soon found themselves dominating possession and creating dangeorus chances.

Jan Michael Williams did well to keep Mexico off the board despite their pressure, and luck also seemed to be on the side of the Trinidadians, who were saved by deflections once or twice. Just when Mexico seemed to be on the ascendency, T&T made it 0-2 through Keron Cummings, who beat Alfredo Talavera after a pass from Glenn.

Carlos Esquivel reduced the deficit just before halftime – and just two minutes after Cummings’ goal – with a header that brought the 20,560 people in the Rio Tinto to life.

Mexico would erase Trinidad’s lead in the 55th minute, when substitute Rául Jiménez, who had entered the game just moments earlier, sent a powerful shot on goal that was redirected into his own net by the unfortunate Daneil Cyrus.

In the 69th minute, the Soca Warriors reclaimed the lead when Joevin Jones froze Talavera with a well-placed free kick to make it 2-3. That goal looked like it would be the winner until Héctor Herrera appeared with a golazo from outside the box to notch his first international goal for El Tri in the 86th minute.

Mexico and Ferretti will now turn their attention to their upcoming game against Argentina on Tuesday, which will provide a much stiffer test. Argentina demolished Bolivia 8-0 in a friendly of their own earlier on Friday.

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Lineups

Mexico: Alfredo Talavera, Israel Jiménez, Diego Reyes, Oswaldo Alanís (Héctor Moreno 73′), Jorge Torres Nilo, Jesús Dueñas (Héctor Herrera 73′), Javier Güemez, Carlos Esquivel, Javier Aquino, Henry Martín (Raúl Jiménez 53′), Carlos Vela.

T&T: Jan Michael Williams, Aubrey David, Joevin Jones (Neveal Hackshaw 86′), Radanfah Abu Bakr (Mekell Williams 63′), Yohance Marshall, Daneil Cyrus, Khaleem Hyland, Cordell Cato (Trevin Casear 57′), Andre Boucaud (Kevan George 70′), Jonathan Glenn (Willis Plaza 74′), Keron Cummings. 

Mexico’s Starting Lineup vs Trinidad and Tobago

el triInterim coach Ricardo Ferretti will oversee the Mexican national team as they take on Trinidad and Tobago in an international friendly Friday night. Ferretti will move away from the 5-3-2 formation used extensively by former coach Miguel Herrera and instead deploy a 4-4-2.

Alfredo Talavera will get the nod in goal, with his defense made up of Israel Jiménez, Oswaldo Alanís, Diego Reyes, and Jorge Torres Nilo. The midfield will consist of Carlos Esquivel, Javier Güemez, Javier Aquino, and Jesús Dueñas, with Carlos Vela and Henry Martín up top.

Martín, who was only called up after injuries to Oribe Peralta and Luis Montes, is set to get his first cap for El Tri.

International Friendly
Friday, September 4
Mexico vs Trinidad and Tobago – 10:00 PM – Unimás / Univision Deportes / Online

“Tecatito” Corona Will Not Play September Friendlies

el triJesús Manuel “Tecatito” Corona will not be joining up with the Mexican national team for friendlies against Trinidad and Tobago and Argentina. Although he was included in Ricardo Ferretti’s 23-man roster, Corona changed clubs just days ago, transferring from Twente to Porto.

According to his new club, Corona was released by Mexico from their upcoming matches on September 4th and 8th and he will spend the international break training with Porto as he looks to get integrated with his new team. However, Porto’s other Mexicans, Héctor Herrera and Miguel Layún, will still travel to the U.S. for El Tri’s two friendlies.