Mexico vs. Honduras: Live Stream and Broadcast Info for World Cup Qualifier
The beginning of September in international soccer means that it's time for squads to get back on the field in their attempts to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Here is the important information that fans need to know when Mexico and Honduras battle on Friday night in Mexico City.
It will be a key match for both squads as they battle for positioning in the Hexagonal with Mexico clinging to a one-point lead over Honduras in the FIFA standings:
With that third automatic bid on the line, this will be a game that both sides need to win. While they trail the top squads in the standings, finishing in third place would still get either Mexico or Honduras into the 2014 World Cup.
A lot will be on the line, so here is the vital information that fans need to know for the match:
Who: Mexico vs. Honduras
Where: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
When: Friday, Sept. 6, 9:30 p.m. ET/8:30 CT
Live stream: WatchESPN, Unimas and Univision Futbol
Friday's match will give Mexico a chance to take control of the third spot in the group. El Tri currently owns the edge over Honduras, so getting three points in this match would put them in great shape.
Mexico has done a great job of picking up points in every match so far, but now it's time to play for the win. Five draws and one victory has put El Tri ahead of the bottom three teams in the group.
Honduras needs a win more than Mexico, but getting at least one point would be considered a success. Jumping past Mexico with a victory would certainly give Honduras the edge heading into its final qualifying matches, so look for Honduras to play aggressively.
When the two met in March, Honduras rallied from a two-goal deficit to steal a point. Javier Hernandez scored midway through the first half to give El Tri the early lead and then scored early in the second half to add to Mexico's lead. However, Carlo Costly and Jerry Bengtson of Honduras scored within minutes of each other late in the second half to tie the match.
That could end up being a big swing in the group, especially if Honduras is able to win on Friday night. Had Mexico won the first meeting, it would have held a four-point lead over both Honduras and Panama.
Playing at Estadio Azteca will give El Tri the edge. If Mexico is able to get an early lead, the hostile environment will make it tough for Honduras to make another comeback.
* Information courtesy of FIFA's official website
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