MEXICO WANT TO CONTINUE PERFECT RECORD AGAINST HONDURAS
Mexico aim to continue their perfect run in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers when they take on Honduras on Tuesday as the international break continue to run.
There is little at stake having qualified for the ‘Hexagonal’ stage of the process, win a flawless run so far.
The game on Tuesday has not attracted as much as buzz s they have already qualified for the next stage, and tickets are not selling as such. The Mexican national team is not allowed to lose games against Central American teams, especially in the fortress Estadio Azteca. This game would be different for Mexico since it makes three exact years since their loss to Honduras. Honduras thrashed them 2-1 at the Azteca, a move that ended Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre’s run in charge.
The current Mexican team Juan Carlos Osorio was even asked if his job was on the line in a news conference in Mexico City. He replied: “If we look at the results, we’ve played 12 games, won 10 with one draw and a loss.” The 7-0 loss to Chile at the 2016 Copa America Centenario left a devastating look on Mexican fans. The 3-1 win over El Savador on Friday was the perfect response to doubting Thomases on the capabilities of Osorio.
The first half started sluggishly. In the 24th minute, El Savador converted a penalty kick after Jorge Torres Nilo caused a foul with his handball. Mexico returned from the break with a blast, scoring three goals to ensure a perfect CONCACAF group stage record. The game against Honduras won’t be particularly easy since they have seven points already, requiring just a point to secure a spot in the Hexagonal. Osario hinted that some young players could get playing time, but that would likely be after killing the game off.