Last Wednesday launched the CONCACAF final round that will qualify the first three places directly to World Cup Brazil 2014, while the fourth-place finisher that may play a playoff ticket.
The big surprise of the first day was México's tie at home against none other than Jamaica at Estadio Azteca, a site feared by all visiting teamss.
Not only did the tie leave fans worried, but also the image displayed by the team led by José 'Chepo' de la Torre, against a team considered the weakest of the group. It was a given that the Tri had a dream matchup from which to pick up three points.
Despite having possession of the ball for most of the game, México had a succession of inaccuracies both in defense and in the front. What was supposed to have México as a great ruler, became a heap of errors of a team that could not find its leader who could impose conditions. Even the "international" players couldn't deliver when most needed.
To add more drama to this first presentation, Jamaica had the clearer chances, or rather very clear to open the scoring.
Only the bad aim of the performers at the decisive moment, made things remain 0-0 at the end of the game.
Spanish Valencia midfielder Andrés Guardado, did not seek excuses and could not explain better after the match what happened on the field with his team: "We are sad, a little angry with ourselves because it was a bad match, there's no other analysis. It was a very bad, very vague game. We could not find the pass, the movements were not coordinated, many things that you can see from the game and even give ourselves shame, but you have to turn the page, know that not playing well going to get anywhere. That is a reality and hope to return to this selection that enjoyed much in the last phase."
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