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Mexico reaches Hexagonal despite another loss
by Paul Kennedy, November 20th, 2008 6:45AM

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[WORLD CUP 2010 QUALIFYING] Next year's Hexagonal field is set. Honduras, Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago completed the six-team group for next year's final round of 2010 World Cup qualifying. Mexico edged out Jamaica on a tiebreaker after the Tri fell, 1-0, at Honduras and the Reggae Boyz beat Canada, 3-0.

An own goal by Mexican defender Ricardo Osorio was the difference in San Pedro Sula, where the game was played in a torrential rain.

Mexico finished the game with nine players as first Gerrado Torrado and then Carlos Vela were sent off. It would have needed to lose by four goals to be eliminated.

Nonetheless, the loss will put pressure on Coach Sven Goran Eriksson to resign.

When asked afterwards if he might resign, Eriksson said, "My wish is to take the team to the World Cup in South Africa."

Goals from Kenwyne Jones and Dwight Yorke in a two-minute span in the second half helped Trinidad & Tobago to a 3-0 win over Cuba that gave the Soca Warriors second place in Group 1 behind the USA. The only way they would have not qualified was if they lost to Cuba and Guatemala beat the USA.

The Hexagonal draw will take place on Saturday.

It will kick off on Feb. 11. The remaining games on the 10-game schedule will take place March 28, April 1, June 3, June 6, Aug. 19, Sept. 5, Sept. 9, Oct. 10 and Oct. 14.

The top three teams will qualify for South Africa 2010. The fourth-place team will face the South American fifth-place team in a playoff.

Group 1
USA 2 (Cooper 54, Adu 69) Guatemala 0
Trinidad & Tobago 3 (Jones 67, Yorke 69, Daniel 89) Canada.
Final Standings: *USA 15 points; *Trin. & Tobago 11; Guatemala 5; Cuba 3.

Group 2
Honduras 1 (own goal 52) Mexico 0
Jamaica 3 (Shelton 27, King pen. 58, Cummings 86) Canada 0.
Final Standings: *Honduras 12 points; *Mexico, Jamaica 10; Canada 1.

Group 3
El Salvador 1 (Corrales 17) Costa Rica 3 (Myrie 23, 90, Fernandez 29).
Suriname 1 (Christoph 41) Haiti 1 (St. Preux 30).
Final Standings: *Costa Rica 18 points; *El Salvador 10; Haiti 3; Suriname 2.



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