With the objetive of finishing the CONCACAF Hexagonal undefeated and in first place, Mexico will have a change of scenery when they play host to Trinidad and Tobago at the Estadio Alfonso Lastras in San Luis.
For Mexico, four points from their final two matches would be enough to clinch first place of the Hexagonal, something El Tri have not done since the 1998 World Cup process.
This match also has the distinction of being the first qualifier played outside the Estadio Azteca in the Juan Carlos Osorio era. The venue will be San Luis’s Alfonso Lastras, where Mexico last played a World Cup qualifying match in the qualifiers towards Germany 2006. In that match, Mexico dominated Guatemala to a 5-2 victory thanks to four goals from Francisco “Kikin” Fonseca.
Despite already being qualified to the World Cup, Mexico have brought their best squad available, highlighted by Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Hirving Lozano, and Jesus Manuel “Tecatito” Corona. For several Liga MX-based players like Elias Hernandez and Erick Gutierrez, however, this represents one of their last chances to impress in an official match.
Trinidad and Tobago, of course, are already eliminated from any World Cup and have had a disastrous campaign. The “Soca Warriors” are last in the Hexagonal with three points and have seven defeats to their name.
Date: Friday, October 6
Time: 6:30 PM Pacific, 7:30 PM Central, 9:30 PM Eastern
Venue: Estadio Alfonso Lastras, San Luis, Mexico
Television: Univision (US-Spanish), Univision Deportes Network (US-Spanish), Fox Sports 1 (US), SKY Planeta Futbol (Mexico), Sky HD, UnivisionTDN (Mexico), Azteca 7 (Mexico), Canal 5 Televisa (Mexico), TDN (Mexico), WI Sports (Trinidad and Tobago)
Listings via LiveSoccerTV.com.