Here’s next games to qualify for 2018 World Cup!
CANADA VS. MEXICO. REMTACH on March 29 at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City (7:30 pm).
Canada plays at Mexico on Tuesday before visiting Honduras and hosting El Salvador in September.
How to watch 7:30pm:
TV: Fox Sports 1 (US – English), Univision Deportes Network (US- Spanish), UniMas (US – Spanish) Azteca 7 (Mexico), UnivisionTDN (Mexico), TDN (Mexico), Canal 5 Televisa (Mexico).
Mexico, ranked 22nd in the world by FIFA, now lead GROUP A in the penultimate round of CONCACAF qualifying with nine points from three games.
No. 87 Canada is second with four points, followed No. 99 El Salvador with two points and No. 89 Honduras with one after those countries tied 2-2 earlier Friday.
Javier (Chicharito) Hernandez, Hirving Lozano and Jesus Manuel Corona scored Friday as high-flying Mexico dismantled Canada 3-0 in World Cup qualifying.
After the teams traded chances in an electric opening, Hernandez rose to meet a cross with a header in the 31st minute before Lozano blasted a shot shortside on Canadian goalkeeper Milan Borjan in the 39th. Corona added another in the 72nd minute as Canada crumbled in a match the players said all week could be a statement game for the men’s national team.
While the Mexicans were full value for the win, the Canadians will be kicking themselves after missing three glorious chances in the opening 45 minutes.
The historical results lean heavily towards Mexico.
In 12 meetings since 1990, Mexico has won seven times, three games have been drawn and Canada has won twice (including a famous golden-goal victory at the 2000 Gold Cup, which the Canadians won).
While Estadio Azteca has been predictably daunting (Canada have lost their last three World Cup qualifiers in Mexico City by a combined 10-0 score), the Canadians have enjoyed some home-field advantage of their own, earning draws in their last three home qualifiers against Mexico (two played in Edmonton, one in Toronto).
They are strong favorites to easily win Group A in the semifinal round, and will likely clinch their spot in the Hex by the end of this month.
That will leave Canada, Honduras and El Salvador scrambling for that second spot in the group – and Mexico’s willingness to play at full strength in September’s qualifiers will have massive implications for all three of those teams.
Friday’s match is also Mexico’s second contest of the calendar year, after a 2-0 win in a friendly against Senegal in February. The team will gear up for this summer’s Copa America Centenario with a friendly against Paraguay on May 28, before facing Uruguay, Jamaica and Venezuela in the group stages in June.
MEXICO’S NEW JERSEY!
adidas and the Mexican Football Federation revealed the new jersey for Mexico’s National Team, which will debut in-game on March 29, 2016 in their FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier versus Canada.
The jersey features the traditional green colorway with tonal vertical stripes on the front and sleeves. The brand’s three stripes are highlighted in white and are placed on the sides of the jersey for the first time ever in a Mexico National Team jersey. The full uniform includes white shorts and red socks to represent the colors of Mexico’s flag.
The fabric used in the jersey features adiZERO™ engineering, offering lightweight comfort and breathability during play.