Mexico has already secured it spot in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. Will El Tri stay unbeaten when they face Honduras on Sept. 6? HollywoodLife.com wants you to catch this exciting game. Click to watch.
Mexico’s squad (aka El Tri) has been absolutely perfect in the fourth round of qualifying, securing 5 victories without conceding a single goal. Honduras, on the other hand, has suffered a pair of losses and a draw. They need to score at least once point when they travel to Estadio Azteca on Sept. 6 to ensure they advance to the Hexagonal round. Action kicks off at 10:00 PM ET so be ready to watch it all!
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Since Mexico has already qualified for the six-team, round-robin, home-and-away qualifying round (aka the “Hexagonal” or “Hex”) of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Associational Football (or CONCACAF), there’s not much on the line for El Tri – except pride. And the coach’s job, per SB Nation, as Juan Carlos Osorio, 55, has been in hot water following Mexico’s embarrassing 7-0 loss to Chile in the Copa America. Plus, with Mexico appearing to struggle in the first half against El Salvador on Sept. 2, Juan Carlos needs to pull out something spectacular to keep the Mexican fans happy.
As for Honduras, though they have a decent lead over Canada (who is in third place in their group) they really need to score a point to secure their spot in the Hex. Perhaps they can use history to motivate them? This game is exactly three years since Honduras defeated Mexico, at home, in World Cup qualifying, per ESPN. That defeat led to Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre getting the axe.
Honduras is on a high following a fourth-placed finish in the Rio 2016 Olympics, thanks to the fancy footwork from Alberth Elis, 20, and Bryan Acosta, 22. With Mexico listing players like Javier Hernandez, 28, Raul Jimenez, 25, and Oribe Peralta, 32, as injured, the Honduran squad could see history repeat.
Who do you think is going to win this game, HollywoodLifers? Are you hoping Honduras upsets Mexico, or are you sure El Tri will triumph?