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    WCQ Game Guide: Mexico v Trinidad & Tobago

    Mexico’s Diego Reyes (white jersey) tries to elude a Trinidad & Tobago defender during their World Cup qualifier on March 28, 2017, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. (Photo: Mexsport)

    CONCACAF Qualifying -- Final Round, Matchday 9

    Date: October 6, 2017
    Match: Mexico v Trinidad & Tobago
    Venue: Estadio Alfonso Lastras – San Luis Potosi, Mexico
    Time: 9:30 p.m. ET

    MATCH OFFICIALS
    R: Kimbell Ward (St. Kitts & Nevis)
    AR1: Graeme Browne (St. Kitts & Nevis)
    AR2: Nicolas Anderson (Jamaica)
    4th: Daneon Parchment (Jamaica)

    SUSPENSIONS
    Mexico: none
    Trinidad & Toabgo: Sheldon Bateau

    ALL-TIME WCQ SERIES
    Mexico leads: 7W-2D-3L (25GF, 12GA)

    LAST WCQ MEETING
    March 28, 2017: Trinidad & Tobago 0, Mexico 1
    Diego Reyes 58’

    FIVE MATCH WCQ FORM
    Mexico: DWDWW
    Trinidad & Tobago: LLLLL

    CONCACAF QUALIFYING RESULTS

    Mexico (Overall record: 10W-4D-0L … 24GF, 4GA)
    13.11.15 Mexico v El Salvador 3-0 W
    17.11.15 Honduras v Mexico 0-2 W
    25.03.16 Canada v Mexico 0-3 W
    29.03.16 Mexico v Canada 2-0 W
    02.09.16 El Salvador v Mexico 1-3 W
    06.09.16 Mexico v Honduras 0-0 D
    11.11.16 USA v Mexico 1-2 W
    15.11.16 Panama v Mexico 0-0 D
    24.03.17 Mexico v Costa Rica 2-0 W
    28.03.17 Trinidad & Tobago v Mexico 0-1 W
    08.06.17 Mexico v Honduras 3-0 W
    11.06.17 Mexico v USA 1-1 D
    01.09.17 Mexico v Panama 1-0 W
    05.09.17 Costa Rica v Mexico 1-1 D

    Trinidad Tobago (Overall record: 4W-2D-8L … 17GF, 24GA)
    13.11.15 Guatemala v Trinidad & Tobago 1-2 W
    17.11.15 Trinidad & Tobago v USA 0-0 D
    25.03.16 St. Vincent & the Grenadines v Trinidad & Tobago 2-3 W
    29.03.16 Trinidad & Tobago v St. Vincent & the Grenadines 6-0 W
    02.09.16 Trinidad & Tobago v Guatemala 2-2 D
    06.09.16 USA v Trinidad & Tobago 4-0 L
    11.11.16 Trinidad & Tobago v Costa Rica 0-2 L
    15.11.16 Honduras v Trinidad & Tobago 3-1 L
    24.03.17 Trinidad & Tobago v Panama 1-0 W
    28.03.17 Trinidad & Tobago v Mexico 0-1 L
    08.06.17 USA v Trinidad & Tobago 2-0 L
    13.06.17 Costa Rica v Trinidad & Tobago 2-1 L
    01.09.17 Trinidad & Tobago v Honduras 1-2 L
    05.09.17 Panama v Trinidad & Tobago 3-0 L

    CONCACAF QUALIFYING SCORERS

    Mexico: Jesus Corona, Hirving Lozano (3); Andres Guardado, Javier Hernandez, Raul Jimenez, Carlos Vela (2); Oswaldo Alanis, Nestor Araujo, Jurgen Damm, Hector Herrera, Miguel Layun, Rafael Marquez, Hector Moreno, Diego Reyes, Angel Sepulveda, own-goal in favor (1)

    Trinidad & Tobago: Joevin Jones (5); Kevin Molino (3); Trevin Caesar, Levi Garcia, Kenwyne Jones (2); Sheldon Bateau, Khaleem Hyland, Carlyle Mitchell (1)

    QUICK NOTES

    Mexico (Hexagonal: 1st place … 5W-3D-0L; 11GF, 3GA)
    - Qualified for 2018 FIFA World Cup with 1-0 home win v Panama on September 1, 2017 … will be making seventh straight appearance in competition and 16th overall
    - Completed Hexagonal play in first place once (1998)
    - With wins against Trinidad & Tobago (h) and Honduras (a), will set record for most points in a single Hexagonal (Costa Rica holds record: 23 points in 2002)
    - Holds record for most all-time Hexagonal goals scored (97)
    - Never won more than seven games in a single Hexagonal (2006)
    - Sixteen different players have scored Mexico’s 24 goals during 2018 WCQ
    - Holds for most goals scored in a single Hexagonal (23 in 1998)

    Trinidad & Tobago (Hexagonal: 6th place … 1W-0D-7L; 4GF, 15GA)
    - Lost last five WCQs
    - Scored one goal or fewer in last nine WCQ matches
    - Conceded two goals or more in each of last four WCQ outings
    - Former national team star Dennis Lawrence was named head coach in January 2017, replacing Tom Saintfiet, who lasted slightly more than one month on the job
    - Qualified for only one FIFA World Cup, playing in Germany 2006 after overcoming Bahrain in a two-match playoff, 2-1 on aggregate

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