A victory over Costa Rica has seen Mexico move top of the CONCACAF Hexagonal. On Tuesday, El Tri travel to Port of Spain to take on Trinidad and Tobago.
Things are looking up for Mexico. Before Friday’s game against Costa Rica, head coach Juan Carlos Osorio sounded a note of caution, only to see his side win comfortably against a disappointing Ticos side. Chicharito opened the scoring in the seventh minute before Nestor Araujo doubled the lead at the stroke of halftime.
Mexico are riding a wave of productivity in World Cup qualifiers. In warming up for their victory over Costa Rica, El Tri had previously beat the United States in Columbus, Ohio and earned a draw in Panama City.
Trinidad and Tobago has a reputation as hard to beat at home, and new manager Dennis Lawrence is keen to make things difficult for El Tri. A 1-0 victory over Panama rearranged the standings in the region, meaning the Soca Warriors are back in pursuit of a World Cup place.
Not only is history on Trinidad and Tobago’s side, Mexico has only been able to win once in the Caribbean islands, but they have scored plenty of goals against them. The last two matches have ended 3-3 and 4-4 respectively.
Mexico will be without injured duo Rafael Marquez and Jurgen Damm, with both players picking up knocks against Costa Rica.
For Mexico, nothing has been achieved yet, but should they follow their recent World Cup qualifying success, they will move on step closer to Russia 2018.
Date: Tuesday March 28
Time: 4:00 PM Pacific, 6:00 PM Central, 7:00 PM Eastern
Venue: Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Television: BeIn Sports USA (US- English), Telemundo (US-Spanish), NBC Universo (US-Spanish), Azteca 7 (Mexico), UnivisionTDN (Mexico), TDN (Mexico), SKY HD (Mexico), Canal 5 Televisa (Mexico), WI Sports (Trinidad and Tobago)