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Saturday 15 of May 2021

Cold Water Tactics


Mexico forward Javier Hernández (14) celebrates his goal scored against Jamaica. He was unable to add to his tally against Panama,photo: USA Today Sports/Gary A. Vasquez, via Reuters
Mexico forward Javier Hernández (14) celebrates his goal scored against Jamaica. He was unable to add to his tally against Panama,photo: USA Today Sports/Gary A. Vasquez, via Reuters
At the game against Panama, hot water was cut to the Mexican national team

In order to make the Mexico National Football Team’s visit to Panama that bit more uncomfortable, the Panamanians worked from the outset to make sure that Mexican players and coaches had a bad time in the country.

The grudge against El Tri started when Panama lost the possibility to attend the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. According to Mexican coach Juan Carlos Osorio, the team did not have access to hot water before of after the game at the Rommel Fernández Stadium in San José.

Despite the poor facilities, Mexico picked up an important point, in a match that was played in poor conditions on a waterlogged pitch.

With this draw, Mexico has collected four out of six possible points as visitors. And although the national team played poorly against Panama, they will be happy with the six-point return from two difficult visits.

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