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Action from the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal between Mexico (green jersey) and Honduras on July 20, 2017, in Glendale, Arizona, USA. (Photo: AFP Services)

2018 FIFA WORLD CUP
CONCACAF Qualifying -- Final Round, Matchday 10

Date: October 10, 2017
Match: Honduras v Mexico
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano – San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

MATCH OFFICIALS
R: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
AR1: Juan Francisco Zumba (El Salvador)
AR2: William Torres (El Salvador)
4th: Jaime Herrera Bonilla (El Salvador)

SUSPENSIONS
Honduras: Emilio Izaguirre
Mexico: Hector Moreno

ALL-TIME WCQ SERIES
Mexico leads: 11W-5D-5L (35GF, 18GA)

LAST WCQ MEETING
June 8, 2017: Mexico 3, Honduras 0
Oswaldo Alanis 35’; Hirving Lozano 63’; Raul Jimenez 66’

FIVE MATCH WCQ FORM
Honduras: DDWDL
Mexico: WDWDW

CONCACAF QUALIFYING RESULTS

Honduras (Overall record: 4W-6D-5L … 16GF, 23GA)
13.11.15 Canada v Honduras 1-0 L
17.11.15 Honduras v Mexico 0-2 L
25.03.16 El Salvador v Honduras 2-2 D
29.03.16 Honduras v El Salvador 2-0 W
02.09.16 Honduras v Canada 2-1 W
06.09.16 Mexico v Honduras 0-0 D
11.11.16 Honduras v Panama 0-1 L
15.11.16 Honduras v Trinidad & Tobago 3-1 W
24.03.17 USA v Honduras 6-0 L
28.03.17 Honduras v Costa Rica 1-1 D
08.06.17 Mexico v Honduras 3-0 L
13.06.17 Panama v Honduras 2-2 D
01.09.17 Trinidad & Tobago v Honduras 1-2 W
05.09.17 Honduras v USA 1-1 D
07.10.17 Costa Rica v Honduras 1-1 D

Mexico (Overall record: 11W-4D-0L … 27GF, 5GA)
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
06.10.17 Mexico v Trinidad & Tobago 3-1 W

CONCACAF QUALIFYING SCORERS

Honduras: Romell Quioto (5); Alberth Elis (3); Eddie Hernandez, Antony Lozano (2); Oscar Garcia, Emilio Izaguirre, Alexander Lopez, Mario Martinez (1)

Mexico: Hirving Lozano (4); Jesus Corona, Javier Hernandez (3); Andres Guardado, Hector Herrera, Raul Jimenez, Carlos Vela (2); Oswaldo Alanis, Nestor Araujo, Jurgen Damm, Miguel Layun, Rafael Marquez, Hector Moreno, Diego Reyes, Angel Sepulveda, own-goal in favor (1)

QUICK NOTES

Honduras (Hexagonal: 5th place … 2W-4D-3L; 10GF, 17GA)
- Unbeaten in last four WCQs, after going winless in previous three
- Conceded only three goals in last two WCQs, after allowing 12 in previous four outings
- Never won more than five games in three previous Hexagonal appearances
- Earned 2017 Copa Centroamericana title by finishing atop six-team table with 4W-1D-0L record.
- Qualified for three FIFA World Cups, including the last two (1982, 2010, 2014)

Mexico (Hexagonal: 1st place … 6W-3D-0L; 14GF, 4GA)
- 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
- Assured of second-ever, first-place finish in Hexagonal play (1998, 2018)
- With win at Honduras, 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 (100)
- 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)

 
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