World Cup qualifiers: Only a win vs Costa Rica can make Mexico happy

Mexico may sneak past Honduras for third place and a direct entry to Brazil but the most probable prospect is a playoff against Oceania champions New Zealand.

updated: October 14, 2013 08:06 IST
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Los Angeles: Having resuscitated their flagging World Cup bid, Mexico head into their final qualifier at Costa Rica on Tuesday determined to make the most of their chance.

"Our goal is to go through and we will seek to win against Costa Rica," said manager Victor Manuel Vucetich, who was tasked with salvaging Mexico's disastrous campaign and saw his side beat Panama 2-1 on Friday in his first match at the helm.

Raul Alonso Jimenez was the unlikely star for Mexico, his spectacular bicycle kick five minutes from full-time giving the El Tri their first home win in the six-nation final qualifying group in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

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