"Every game is difficult and it's going to be a very tough group. It's a key match, for sure, but it's not a final and there are other vital games ahead. We've got nine other matches and every one of them is crucial to our hopes. If things don't work out for us in one match, then there's no need to worry, as long as we pick up as many points as possible in the other games."
-- Mexico captain Pavel Pardo on tomorrow's Hexagonal opener against the USA. The top three teams from the six-team final round group qualify for the 2010 World Cup and the fourth-place team plays off against South America's No. 5.(FIFA.com)