Mexico National Football Team: Is It Possible To Stay Undefeated Against Brazil?

Karla Villegas Gama@karlitsvFeatured ColumnistSeptember 29, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 10: The Mexico Men's soccer team pose for a photograph before the game against the United States at Lincoln Financial Field on August 10, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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José Manuel Chepo de la Torre announced the squad will face the Brazil national football team in October. The match will take place in TSM Corona in Torreón and will mark de la Torre's 15th meeting as Mexico's coach.

El Tri hasn't lost since de la Torre assumed the job, back in October, but it's not like the team has come across a powerful squad. Mexico has faced El Salvador, Costa Rica, Bosnia, Poland and United States, to name a few, the later being the most demanding one.

Brazil will display a first class team, including stars such as Daniel Alves, Thiago SIlva, Marcelo, David Luiz, Neymar, Ronaldinho and Jonas; players that have shown speed and technique and that will surely test Mexico's performance level.

On the other hand, los verdes will have nine members that play abroad: Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio), Francisco Rodríguez (Stuttgart), Andrés Guardado (Deportivo La Coruña), Javier Hernández (Manchester United), Héctor Moreno (Espanyol), Efraín Juárez (Zaragoza), Pablo Barrera (Zaragoza), Giovani Dos Santos (Tottenham) and Rafael Márquez (NY Red Bulls).

But take into consideration that Chicharito has had a rough season start due to injuries, one during preseason and two more in Premier League matches. Rafel Márquez comes from being suspended one game after complaining that his teammates are not on his level.

It won't be easy for de la Torre and his players, but at least fans will finally have a match in which el Tri will be fully demanded.

Outside the field, Torreon will become the first venue of La Ola de la Alegría, an initiative launched by Mexican companies Lala, Comex, Grupo Modelo and Soriana, which seeks to promote culture, gastronomy and sports from both countries.


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