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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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Post-Gold Cup: What’s Next for Mexico?

After a surprise loss to Jamaica in the semifinals of the 2017 Gold Cup, Mexico will now look ahead to the resumption of World Cup qualifying in September.

El Tri was eliminated in the semifinal round of both of their summer competitions, the Confederations Cup and the Gold Cup, and playing in both tournaments meant Juan Carlos Osorio had to make some difficult roster decisions to balance Mexico’s commitments.

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U.S., Mexico, and Canada Announce Joint Bid for 2026 World Cup

The United States, Mexico, and Canada made their rumored joint bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup official today. U.S. Soccer’s Sunil Gulati, the Mexican Football Federation’s Decio de María, and Canada Soccer President Victor Montagliani held a press conference to formally announce their intention to file a joint bid.

There have been co-hosts in the past, but this is the first time that three countries have bid to jointly host a FIFA competition. With the World Cup field set to expand, Canada Soccer notes that “Canada-USA-Mexico are uniquely suited to fulfill requirements for the 48-nation 2026 FIFA World Cup finals”.

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World Cup Qualifying: Mexico vs Canada – Recap and Highlights

el triMexico guaranteed their advancement to the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with two matches to spare in Group A play with a 2-0 win over Canada on Tuesday night. The win keeps Mexico perfect in qualifying and also extends their shutout streak to 360 minutes; El Tri has outscored their opponents 10-0 through four games.

Juan Carlos Osorio made five changes from the team that beat Canada 0-3 on Friday, but the end result was the same. El Tri opened the scoring in the 17th minute from the penalty spot after Doneil Henry was called for a foul on Marco Fabián in the box. Andrés Guardado took the PK and sent it past Milan Borjan to make it 1-0.  Continue reading

Osorio Confirms Lineup Changes Against Canada

el triSpeaking to the media on Monday, Juan Carlos Osorio confirmed there will be changes to Mexico’s starting lineup for tomorrow’s game against Canada. Captain Rafa Márquez will not start after leaving Friday’s game at halftime for precautionary reasons; in addition, Osorio does not plan to put Alfredo Talavera back in goal.

Whether it will be Jesús Corona or Alejandro Palacios getting the nod in net remains to be seen, with Osorio stating they each have an equal chance of starting. If the Pumas man gets the call, it will mark his first cap for El Tri.  Continue reading

World Cup Qualifying: Mexico vs Canada – Where to Watch

el triJust days after defeating Canada 0-3 in Vancouver, Mexico will now look to mathematically guarantee their advancement to the Hex when they host the Canadians in the Estadio Azteca. El Tri needs just a point to book their spot in the next round, but they will be looking for more than that here.

Perfect in qualifying to date, with three wins in as many games, Mexico also has a 270-minute shutout streak going. They will look to extend both of those streaks in the Azteca, where losses for the home side are few and far between.  Continue reading

World Cup Qualifying: Canada vs Mexico – Recap and Highlights

el triMexico extended their lead at the top of the Group A table with a 0-3 win against Canada in front of a record-setting crowd at BC Place on Friday night. The victory keeps El Tri perfect in the fourth round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying and after three matches they have yet to so much as concede a single goal.

The loss ends Canada’s own unbeaten start to qualifying, as well as their shutout streak, but they still remain in second after El Salvador and Honduras drew earlier today.  Continue reading

Mexico’s Starting Lineup vs Canada

el triMexico is facing off against Canada tonight in World Cup Qualifying, with the two nations vying for first place in Group A. BC Place is sold-out for this highly anticipated match.

In Mexico’s first competitive game of 2016, Juan Carlos Osorio has decided to put out a 4-3-3, with Alfredo Talavera starting in goal.  Continue reading

World Cup Qualifying: Canada vs Mexico – Where to Watch

el triCanada will host Mexico this Friday in the first of two games between these teams as CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying continues this week. Mexico and Canada are both unbeaten in Group A play to date, with Mexico coming off wins over El Salvador and Honduras, while Canada defeated Honduras and drew El Salvador.

Canada will look for a second home win in Vancouver, while Mexico will look to remain unbeaten on the road. BC Place, which has a capacity of 54,500, is expected to be sold-out or nearly so for this game. A victory for the Canadians would go a long way towards putting them in the Hex for the first time since 1997, while Mexico could – depending on other results – mathematically clinch their spot in the next round with a win. Continue reading

Mexico Releases Roster For March World Cup Qualifiers

The Mexican national team will be taking on Canada in home-and-away matches this month as CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying continues. El Tri will visit BC Place on March 25th and then host Canada at the Estadio Azteca on March 29th.

Juan Carlos Osorio has called in nine europeos and fifteen players from Liga MX. The 24 players are coming from 17 clubs, with Porto having the most representatives (three). Within Liga MX, Chivas de Guadalajara, Pachuca, Pumas UNAM, and Santos Laguna have each supplied two players.  Continue reading