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A Luis Suarez header late in the first half was enough to secure first place for Uruguay in Group A. Despite enjoying a lot of possession Mexico were largely disappointing and lacked the fluidity and cutting edge of their last game against France. There were fleeting movements of skill and good build up play from Giovani Dos Santos but an ageing strike force of Cuauhtémoc Blanco and Guillermo Franco failed grasp the opportunities presented.
Uruguay were impressive in spells, attacking through Suarez and Diego Forlan,but mainly played on the counter attack …

Mexico and Uruguay will go into tomorrow’s fixture knowing that draw will ensure both qualify for the next round and condemn the French to a humiliating early, exit. In the event of a tie both teams will finish with 5 points but Uruguay will top Group A with a superior goal difference (courtesy of their 3-0 triumph over hosts, South Africa).

However, the prize is even greater for the Group A winner as the reward will probably be a match against either South Korea or Greece as runner –up in Group …

When Uruguay and Mexico meet in Rustenburg on Tuesday, a draw would see both teams qualify from Group A regardless of the other result. Mexico, however, will have other ideas. If a draw is the eventual outcome, Uruguay would top the group due to their superior goal difference, and it looks likely that the runners up will have to face Argentina; a fate both teams will be eager to avoid.

The disarry in the French camp has put both teams in the driving seat to progress
La Celeste got off to a …

If Uruguay it the blue touch paper to ignite this World Cup and Argentina stoked the flames, Mexico threw a bucket of petrol over it today with a scintillating displayand historic two nil win against the hapless French.
Recent Manchester United signing Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez put Mexico ahead in 64 minutes after latching on to Rafael Marquez pass, and the win was sealed 15 minutes later when their veteran, hit-man Cuautemoc Blanco coolly, converted a late penalty.
It was a well deserved win for the Mexicans who constantly pressed and attacked …

On paper a draw against the home nation in the opening game of the tournament might not seem a bad result for Mexico but coach, Javier Aguirre seemed more disappointed in the aftermath claiming;
“We weren’t capable of really putting away our chances, the team was confident, but we missed a few chances and things got complicated after they scored. The South African goalkeeper played really well and kept them in the game in the first-half”.
His team had dominated the play in the 1st half and if Guillermo Franco alone had …

Rafael Marquez denied South Africa an opening game win by equalizing in 78 minutes today in Johannesburg.
South Africa took the lead in 54 minutes in emphatic style courtesy of a splendid, strike from Siphiwe Tshabalala but Marquez leveled the score after meeting an Andres Guardado cross later in the second half.

South Africa take the lead
The game was very, much a game of two halves as Mexico controlled the first 45 minutes, squandering many good chances and South Africa played with more confidence in the second. In the end Mexico coach, …

The inaugural match of South Africa 2010 should provide Mexico with their best chance of 3 points and on paper they should be considered favourites. Mexico have more technically, adept players and the majority of their players have been competing in higher standard, European leagues this season.

Whereas “El Tri” can boast of household names such as Rafael Marquez, Giovanni Dos Santos and an emerging world star in Javier Hernandez, South Africa’s only recognized team member is probably Steven Peinaar of Everton.
But there are a number of factors still to …

Mexican coach Javier Aguirre had already trimmed his squad down to 26 before setting off on a pre-World Cup friendly tour, as a result only 3 players would be left heartbroken. Home based defenders Juan Carlos Valenzuela (America) and Adrian Aldrete (Morelia) were deemed surplus to requirements but most controversially young, Barcelona starlet Jonathon Dos Santos was also sent home prematurely. Despite having played in 4 friendlies this year including Mexico’s recent 5-1 win over Bolivia, Dos Santos was sent back to Mexico and an incandescent father who said;
“Jonathan …

Much is anticipated of “El tri” in South Africa and these are the main men who must perform and inspire the team to success.
JAVIER “Chicharito” HERNANDEZ

Young Hernandez has been attracting huge amounts of attention in Mexico after an impressive season for Chivas which has in turn has attracted the attention of Manchester United who snapped him up at end of this season.
Chicharito is named after his father Javier Hernández Gutiérrez, also a Mexican International footballer who was named “Chicharo” or pea because of his green eyes.
Despite being slight …

Mexico have one of the richest World Cup histories in the world having qualified 14 times since their inauguration in 1930, Indeed only Brazil, Germany, Italy and Argentina have qualified for more tournaments than “El Tri”.
Despite this Mexico’s story is generally one of disappointment and under-achievement (as a Scotsman a feeling I know only too well) with a record of 45 games, 11 wins, 12 draws and 22 losses their record is skewed by early failure but still unimpressive. Only twice have they progressed into the quarter-finals in 1970 and …