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Published: Sat, June 10, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Mexico beats Honduras 3-0, closes in on World Cup berth

Mexico beats Honduras 3-0, closes in on World Cup berth

Official TV Channel list to watch the match: Fox Sports 1 (U.S. - English), Unimas, Univision Deportes (U.S. - Spanish), UnivisionTDN, Azteca 7, TDN (Mexico), Canal 5 Televicentro Honduras, TDN (Honduras).

Mexico captain Rafael Marquez has been included in the 23-man squad selected by Juan Carlos Osorio for the Confederations Cup.

The good news for Mexico is that it will have the luxury of rolling out a lineup with far more firepower Sunday after Javier Hernandez, Hector Moreno and Marco Fabian were all rested against Honduras.

Mexico is in first place in the group with 10 points. The only real aspect of the match the Honduras dominated was in the foul as they kicked and hacked their way through the 90 minutes of the game.

Mexico faces Honduras in a World Cup qualifier today.

Jesus Corona spurned two golden opportunities early in the second half, beating his defender to get in on goal only to lose it to Escober with his final touch, then passing up a shot minutes later to instead cross in front of an empty net. Just two minutes later Raul Jimenez and Carlos Vela connected on a one-two give and go which saw Jimenez finish with the outside of his foot over a charging keeper to give Mexico the 3-0 lead. Jimenez was fantastic up top, while Vela and Jesus Corona were fantastic out wide taking players on easily. Honduras is fifth with four points. In these matches, we managed to beat the USA, Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as draw a tie with Panama in the second round. Up next for Mexico is the Concacaf Classico against rivals the United States of America on Sunday night. With 13 points, Mexico has already passed the 11 total it secured in its unnerving 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign and appears comfortably on its way to Russian Federation 2018.

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