Gold Cup: 10 Reasons Mexico Won't Be Contenders at World Cup 2014 in Brazil

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Gold Cup: 10 Reasons Mexico Won't Be Contenders at World Cup 2014 in Brazil
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Mexico is a team that seems to have caught fire as of late, cruising through the Gold Cup and taking home the title with a 4-2 win over the United States.

Led by young, up and coming talent Giovani Dos Santos, this squad looks as good as they have been in the last couple of years. They are putting up the wins and now enter the 2011 Copa America in Argentina as a guest team.

Despite their strong play as of late, they are a team that has its work cut out for them if they expect to be contenders in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Ranging from having eight players currently suspended from play for off the field incidents to the fact they have a weaker schedule prior to the World Cup than do other teams, there are a list of areas that hurt this team's chances to make a run in the next cup.

Here are the 10 reasons why this Mexico team won't contend in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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