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Great expectations for Mexico's golden generation

(Reuters) - Mexico strolled through qualification for Russia but now the pressure will mount on coach Juan Carlos Osorio and his players to deliver on the huge expectations of the country’s passionate fans.<p>Soccer Football - International Friendly - Poland vs Mexico - Energa Stadium, Gdansk, Poland …

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Osorio advised Davinson Sanchez to turn down Barcelona

Barcelona defence on suspension knife edge<p>Valverde's imminent defensive issue<p>Davinson Sanchez is making a name for himself following <b>his summer move</b> …

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Who has qualified for the 2018 Fifa World Cup: All 32 teams confirmed ahead of Russia finals

The full list of sides to have qualified for next summer's tournament.<p>Peru become final side to take their place in Russia.<p>Italy, Netherlands and …

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'Spurs star Sanchez snubbed Barcelona switch' - Osorio

The Tottenham defender rejected the advances of the Catalan club earlier in his career, instead choosing to sign for Dutch giants Ajax<p>Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez opted to snub advances from Barcelona to join Ajax on the advice of Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio.<p><b>Spurs 3/1 for clean sheet v</b> …

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Moreno vows to arrive to World Cup in top form despite lack of minutes

The Mexico center back has seen very few club minutes since a summer transfer to Serie A but insists he'll be ready to help El Tri<p>Mexico center back Hector Moreno wishes he were getting more playing time at Roma but insists the summer move to Serie A won't stop him from being at his best for the …

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Mexico's defensive deficiencies could lead Osorio to revert back to a five-man defence

MEXICO CITY -- There's a series of events that have to be recognized in the Juan Carlos Osorio era as Mexico's manager. <i>El Tri's</i> 2-1 win in Columbus, …

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Spain 5-0 Costa Rica: Silva, Morata star in thrashing of Ticos

After disastrous showings at back-to-back major tournaments — group-stage elimination at the 2014 World Cup, followed by a round-of-16 exit at EURO …

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Aguero scores to down Russia in World Cup stadium reopening

Sergio Aguero took it upon himself to reopen Luzhniki Stadium in style.<p>The Manchester City striker was lively all match, and he scored an 86th minute …

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Juan Carlos Osorio's Mexico deserves praise for Belgium performance

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Fragile and flawed it may be at times, but on Friday we saw a Mexico national team that deserves to be given a break from the …

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MLS expansion rankings: Who are the favorites?

The big news in the MLS expansion world this week was the City Council of Nashville, Tennessee granting public funds for a soccer-specific stadium in …

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Lozano and Lukaku exchange braces as Mexico draw Belgium in Brussels

BRUSSELS -- Three quick thoughts from Mexico's 3-3 friendly draw against Belgium on Friday night.<p><b>1. Lozano shines in goalfest</b><p>If the World Cup next …

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Gay slur heard at Mexico soccer games rings out in congress

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An anti-gay slur that Mexican soccer officials are trying to eradicate at national team games has now made an appearance on the …

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Mexico team news: Jimenez and Aquino start up top vs. Poland as El Tri moves to five-man defense

The Benfica forward and Tigres winger will spearhead the attack while Jesus Gallardo and Miguel Layun are wingbacks in a 5-3-2<p>Hirving Lozano is on the bench for Mexico's friendly match against Poland after scoring twice against Belgium.<p>Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio hinted he may give "El …

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Hirving Lozano solidifies Mexico star status with double vs. Belgium

The 22-year-old put his name firmly among the top stars of the Mexico national team, backing up his hot start to the season with two goals Friday<p>Chicharito. Hector Moreno. Hirving Lozano.<p>You can put the third name among Mexico's top players without fear. "El Chucky" scored two lovely goals Friday …

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Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez limps out of Mexico friendly

The El Tri and West Ham striker was pulled off early in the second half with what appeared to be a mild hamstring injury<p>Mexico forward Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez was forced off early in the second half of his country's international friendly with Belgium with what appeared to be a hamstring …

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International Friendly: Belgium vs Mexico – Lineups, Preview and Prediction

19:45 GMT, Thursday 10 November, King Baudouin Stadium (Brussels, Belgium), Sky Sports<p>It has been three years since Mexico faced European competition …

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How will Mexico line up against Poland?

Goal takes a look at how El Tri could start against Poland as it takes on the Eagles in Gdansk for a second European friendly this month<p>Picking a starting XI for Mexico against Poland will not be an easy exercise for Juan Carlos Osorio.<p>The Mexico manager is without five outfield players he called …

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How will Mexico line up against Belgium?

Goal takes a look at how El Tri could start against Belgium in their first friendly after locking up World Cup qualification<p>The result of Mexico's friendly Friday against Belgium won't matter much to Juan Carlos Osorio. The manager wants to win, of course. Topping a team as prestegious as Belgium …

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Beat-up Mexico can't backtrack against Poland

Despite five absences, El Tri need to close out the year with a good showing in Europe after a positive start to the trip<p>This was only supposed to be a taste of what the Mexico national team is like for Omar Govea and Uriel Antuna. Now, ahead of Monday's friendly with Poland, the young duo could be …

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Mexico team news: Vela and in-form Lozano start for El Tri

Despite not featuring much for Real Sociedad, the future LAFC winger gets the start with the PSV attacker on the other wing<p>Juan Carlos Osorio has handed starts to Carlos Vela and in-form Hirving Lozano for Mexico as they face Belgium in their first friendly since World Cup qualification.<p>Vela, who …

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Formation change serves El Tri: Five things we learned from Mexico's draw with Belgium

Putting Andres Guardado and Diego Reyes in front of the back line helped Mexico hang with the Red Devils. Goal reviews Friday's thrilling draw<p>Mexico has been looking forward to this contest against Belgium since it was announced, and it didn't disappoint. Too often in CONCACAF, teams sit back and …

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RBL will not consider allowing Keita to Liverpool early

Liverpool needs help in the center of the park, but won’t be getting Naby Keita earlier than the summer.<p>The Reds agreed a fee for the dynamic RB …

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Chicharito, Gio dos Santos headline list of Mexico players out vs. Poland

The West Ham forward is among five players who were on El Tri's roster but will not participate in Monday's friendly<p>Mexico will be without star forward Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and four other players initially named to the squad to face Poland in a friendly Monday.<p>El Tri also will be missing …

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Dos Santos must dazzle for Mexico in November friendlies to end World Cup doubts

It's been too long since the LA Galaxy attacker has impressed for El Tri, and the 28-year-old's spot on the World Cup roster may be in doubt<p>November's matches against Belgium and Poland will be crucial for every Mexico player, but nobody enters the high-profile friendly matches with more to prove …

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West Ham’s Hernandez, trio of MLS players called up to El Tri

Mexico National Team manager Juan Carlos Osorio has called up a strong squad for a pair of friendly matches this month against European …

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Osorio leaves door open for future Rafa Marquez recall

With Marquez back on the field after his designation as a frontman for a cartel kingpin, the El Tri coach says he'll consider him for future squads<p>Rafa Marquez is back on the field for his club team after the U.S. Department of Treasury accused the legendary defender of being a front man for a drug …

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In-form Hirving Lozano, Chicharito headline Mexico roster to face Belgium, Poland

The two attackers are set to lead El Tri into November's European friendly matches with two young, Europe-based Mexicans hoping for a debut<p>Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has called in his best players for two November friendly matches against Belgium and Poland. The matches, both against teams in …

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Sources: No contact between U.S. Soccer and Osorio about USMNT job

The Mexico manager has had no conversations of any sort with the USA about the vacant national team coaching position<p>Contrary to reports out of Mexico suggesting otherwise, Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio has had no contact with U.S. Soccer about taking the vacant national team position, multiple …

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Mexicans Abroad Minute: Hector Moreno gets Roma minutes, Hirving Lozano turns heads

The center back earned two starts in a week after struggling for time, while the red-hot winger is showing no signs of cooling off<p>It was a good week in Europe for some, but not all, of Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio's squad members.<p>Moreno gets minutes, Lozano turns headsHow did the Selección …

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Mexico roster vs. Belgium and Poland: Who will make Juan Carlos Osorio's squad for November friendlies?

Juan Carlos Osorio has to choose a squad to face two top 10 teams in the FIFA rankings. Goal takes a look at who could be called in ...<p>Mexico closes …

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