Attention Tri fans: The Mexican national soccer team has not completely lost its way to the 2012 World Cup South Africa.
At least, that is what Mexican coach Javier Aguirre said after watching his team suffer a 2-1 loss on the road to El Salvador. México finds itself in fifth place in the CONCACAF qualifying which rewards World Cup tickets to the first three teams. The fourth-place team must face off against a South American squad for another spot in the World Cup.
México, with three points, is behind Costa Rica (12 points), the United States (10 points), El Salvador (5 points), and Honduras (4 points).
"It is very difficult for whatever team to win away from home," said Aguirre. "There is still time. We have six matches left, and four of them are at home."
México has played three of its first four CONCACAF qualifying matches on the road.
The Mexican media lambasted México's efforts, while most soccer experts expressed support for the Mexican team and players. Meanwhile, the Salvadoran press praised their team's "heroic effort."