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México wins but loses

México's 5-1 win over Bolivia in an international friendly last week in Denver, left, at the very least, a message of hope for a resurgence from a team that has yet to convince anybody. Even though the opponent did not demonstrate it was the best measurement for Sven Goran Eriksson's team, it would be very pessimistic to think the result was not something great.

México worked orderly for the victory, and even though it faced an opponent that employed brutal contact, the Mexican players knew how to close out scoring opportunities that presented themselves and took advantage of them. Next up will be a couple of World Cup qualifiers.

Following the win over Bolivia, the Mexican sports media offered its lack of confidence on the Mexican team, and asked its fans to be blinded by the 5-1 score because this is not the team its fans want.

Also, the sub-20 Mexican team was bounced from World Cup qualifying in Trinidad and Tobago, and the media criticism began.

As a result, national team director Guillermo Cantú offered his resignation, taking into account the play of both teams.

"It's my complete responsibility. All the results are my responsibility, and the sub-20 is not an exception. I am the one responsible and as such I know I must go," he said.

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