KAZAN, Russia -- Mexico midfielder and captain Andres Guardado has praised El Tri fans in Russia for not continuing to shout a chant considered an anti-gay slur by FIFA.
Mexico supporters in Sochi at the Confederations Cup were silent as New Zealand's goalkeeper took his goal kicks in El Tri's 2-1 victory on Wednesday, following a fresh warning from FIFA after Mexico's first game of the tournament against Portugal.
"It's good that they stopped in the last game," said PSV Eindhoven's Guardado, who...
KAZAN, Russia -- The scenarios are simple. If Mexico wins or ties host Russia in Kazan on Saturday, El Tri will advance from Group A in the Confederations Cup. Lose and the criticism -- which is already fierce -- will rain down on Mexico, who will have failed to reach the expected goals in major tournaments for two consecutive summers.
This match is being framed as "judgement day" for Juan Carlos Osorio and his Mexico team, however unfair that might seem.
KAZAN, Russia -- Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has said defender Hector Moreno is not fully fit and may miss the crucial Confederations Cup match against Russia on Saturday.
Roma centre-back Moreno came off the bench to replace injured Carlos Salcedo in the 33rd minute of Mexico's 2-1 victory over New Zealand on Wednesday, but came off with a suspected injury in the 68th minute.
"I hope that Hector Moreno will be in tomorrow's game -- he's in the recovery process," Osorio told a news conference.