Azteca Stadium


The Goal that Qualified Honduras for the 2010 World Cup

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Honduras stunned Mexico last night with a 2-1 victory in the legendary Azteca stadium. It was only the second time Mexico lost a qualifying game at home, and placed Mexico 4th in the current CONCACAF rankings. If they remain there, they will have to compete for a slot in the World Cup in a game against New Zealand, the top-ranked team in the Oceania Federation.

Mexico fans threw beer and missiles at USA fans in the Azteca

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Team USA were in high spirits after forcing fierce rivals Mexico to their third draw of the Hex World Cup Qualification stage at their own fabled Azteca stadium. Around 500 American fans travelled to the match in Mexico City, where they were penned into an upper tier by riot police.

Mexico vs United States, World Cup Qualifier: Open Thread

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One of the biggest clashes in world soccer happens tonight when the United States plays against Mexico in the fortress known as Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.

Mexico, who have drawn their first two matches of World Cup qualifying, will be desperate for a win tonight against their arch-enemy.

Scouting Report: Jamaica

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By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Sept 6, 2012) US Soccer Players – After upsetting Mexico at the Azteca Stadium last month, the United States will try to take that ego boost and refocus its energies on defeating Jamaica in back-to-back World Cup Qualifiers. The USA travels to Kingston on Friday (8pm ET - beIN Sport) for the first game.

Maurice Edu Getting Some Oxygen

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The United States beat Mexico at Azteca stadium but it wasn't easy to breath for Maurice Edu.

“Their City. Their Stadium. Our Victory.” - USA 1-0...

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"Their City. Their Stadium. Our Victory." - USA 1-0 Mexico.

It's one of the best rivalries in all of sports, so needless to say there is no such thing as a friendly match when the United States take on Mexico. However, there was just one element missing from the US-Mexico rivalry: a US win in Mexico.

U.S. makes history, and a Houston Texan and Dynamo were key

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Together, two kids who were developed in Houston made history tonight with the U.S. national team as the first Americans to ever win at Azteca Stadium.

Chandler cites schedule and travel as reasons for latest USMNT snub

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There was yet another turn in the Timmy Chandler-U.S. men's national team saga on Monday, but it is not one unfamiliar to American soccer fans.

According to a German report, Chandler was called up for the United States' Wednesday friendly against Mexico at Azteca Stadium but he passed on the opportunity due to the scheduling and 'strenous' travel that would have been required.

Scout Report: U-17 World Cup 2011 Best XI – Team of the Tournament

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The football season may have finished but for a scout the summer is as busy as any other time of the year, with many international tournaments to watch. The UEFA U21 Championship and the Copa America are probably the highest profile tournaments of the summer.

Cornwall’s Three Amigos: How Cornish football inspired the Mexican game.

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Truro City's Treyew Road may seem a far cry from the Azteca stadium, however digging deeper into football's rich history reveals a shared common ancestry between the dinky West Country ground and a footballing temple that witnessed both the "Hand of God" and Brazil's legendary performance in .

Robert Jonas: Why I Support the Mexico National Team

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by Robert Jonas - Center Line Soccer

I love the arrival of International dates on the FIFA calendar, because I know there is a good chance that I'll get to watch the U.S. National Team in action. And even though most of their matches are inconsequential friendlies, I watch with the same critical eye and intensity usually reserved for the contests that count.


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The SPANISH NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM defeated well its recently won FIFA World Champion crown with a hard fought 1-1 draw against MEXICO in the 200th anniversary of the Mexican Nation-state Friendly International match at the "Azteca Stadium".Spain went into this game with most of its regular starters coming in straight from holidays, with "jet-lag" & having to overcome altitude obstacles.

International Friendly Games August 10th and 11th, 2010

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Whether the various domestic leagues and Harry Redknapp like it or not, this is an official FIFA international week. This Tuesday and Wednesday, much of the world's national teams will be in action. World Cup 2010 is in the history books, and the time for rebirth and rebuilding is about to begin.

Arsenal’s Carlos Vela Gets Mexico Call For Spain Friendly

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Arsenal striker Carlos Vela got called up by Mexico's  interim coach Enrique Meza for the upcoming friendly with World Champions Spain at the Azteca Stadium next Wednesday.

Vela received the call along with 12 other players who made the squad for the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa, where the El-Tri were eliminated by Lionel Messi's Albiceleste.

Arsenal’s Carlos Vela Gets Mexico Call For Spain Friendly

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Arsenal striker Carlos Vela got called up by Mexico's  interim coach Enrique Meza for the upcoming friendly with World Champions Spain at the Azteca Stadium next Wednesday.

Vela received the call along with 12 other players who made the squad for the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa, where the El-Tri were eliminated by Lionel Messi's Albiceleste.

Carlos Vela Supports South African “Vuvuzela”

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Arsenal striker Carlos Vela has shown support for the South African instrument "Vuvuzela", which is a critic point by many officials as well as supporters.

The Vuvuzela brings the same noise always into the match and suppress all the fan songs and audience, which is going on the nerves of the players as well as the communication on the pitch between the players  is really complicated, but Vela thinks the Vuvuzela is for the South African peoples very important and it brings a good vibe into the stadiums.

It was 40 years ago today…

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1970 Mexico
I was just 6 months old when England took the real/fake Jules Rimet trophy out to Mexico to defend their crown of 1966. We moan today about the distractions off the pitch for players, but it was no different forty years ago. The squad assembled by Alf Ramsey was regarded as stronger than in 1966, with many players now seen as at their peak.

OneGoal: Part Two

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And now we get to the meaty bit of the sandwich. Part Two of the OneGoal saga finds my boys from the ESC & North Jersey Brigade coming at you live & direct from the belly of the beast: the Azteca Stadium. Well not "live" live but you know what I'm saying.

If you've always wanted stand and deliver in Mexico City but have never been able to get your sh*t together to do so (like this guy right here) this is your chance to live vicariously through the eyes of a few well-traveled, loud-mouth louts that I have been lucky enough to call friends; Brent taught me how to sing, Thomas is the most intensely passionate fan I have ever met (and hopefully will ever meet), Ed runs the NJB and always shared his sausages with me at the old tailgates in lot 16A at Giants Stadium and Corey is has played cruise director for many a boozy, footie-filled occasion.

Mexico City

Historical Win For USA In Mexico

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A makeshift USA team stunned Mexico in the Azteca Stadium last night, beating Mexico 1-0. It was the first time that the US has won in Mexico in 75 years. The best the US had done previously was a draw.

You cannot overstate the importance of this win, especially after 23 defeats in 24 visits to Mexico.

Historic Win

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The United States pulled off a historic win tonight in Mexico City, winning the first game by the men's national team at the Azteca Stadium. A goal by Michael Orozco Fiscal in the 79th minute, set up by a great run from Brek Shea and a back heal from Terrance Boyd gave the US a 1-0 win. As a whole it wasn't really a game the US deserved as they showed very little going forward for much of the game.

USA vs. Mexico: A Compilation of Previews

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With the United States Men's National Team set to take on Mexico at the Azteca, the whole American soccer world is abuzz as the region's greatest rivalry is about to get serious in a way that it only does once every few years. Normally, only World Cup Qualifying forces these two continental giants to face off in Mexico City; traditionally, the US only wanted to travel there if forced, anyway.

Euro 2012: The Semi-Finals – Germany 1-2 Italy

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On the seventeenth of June 1970, Italy and West Germany played out a World Cup semi-final at The Azteca Stadium in Mexico City so epic that earned itself the soubriquet of The Match Of The Century. Perhaps the finest tribute ever paid to an individual football match ever made can be found outside the stadium, a permanent monument to what became known as The Game Of The Century, a 4-3 win for Italy after thirty minutes of extra-time which contained five goals.

Mexico - USA scheduled for August 15th

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The United States Soccer Federation announced on Thursday that the US National Team will play Mexico at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City on August 15th at 8pm ET. The game will be on ESPN and Univision. "Mexico has proven to be one of the top teams in the world in the moment, so for us this is a huge opportunity," USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann said.

América 2-0 al Nacional uruguayo copa libertadores 2011

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MÉXICO El América se impuso 2-0 al Nacional uruguayo, en partido del Grupo 3 de la Copa Libertadores 2011, jugado en el Estadio Azteca.
Un jugador uruguayo fue el que abrió el marcador en el mitico estadio azteca Vicente Sánchez, en el minuto 4 el ex-jugador de Toluca festejo de una manera discreta,.

Strong Sides Named for Mexico/Spain Friendly at Azteca Stadium

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The start of the club soccer season across Europe in just a few weeks has not stopped Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque from naming a very strong Spain squad to face Mexico at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. It had been expected that Del Bosque would give some of his World Cup champions with [...]

Argentina at the World Cup

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Argentina joined their fellow South Americans Uruguay in the knockout stages this evening. Maradona's charges will lineup against Mexico, after the team from the Central Americas got through on goal difference. Argentina are the first team to qualify with a one hundred per cent record. An achievement that could yet be matched by three other teams.

Video Of The Week: “The Match Of The Century” – Italy vs West Germany, 1970

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The other week, we brought you the 1970 World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Uruguay in its entirety, and this week it's time for the other semi-final from that tournament between Italy and West Germany. Italy had started the 1970 World Cup finals slowly. They won their group, but only managed one win, by a solitary goal against Sweden, and two goalless draws, against Uruguay and Israel, to make the quarter-finals of the competition.

US Men's National Team

USMNT Notes: Chandler uncommitted, Klinsmann discusses roster and more

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If there was any lingering uncertainty as to the real reason Timmy Chandler turned downed cap-tying call-ups the past two summers, U.S. men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann put them to rest on Sunday.

OneGoal: Part Two – US Soccer Fans

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The second part of the OneGoal video documentary series has been released. The first one focused on the US men's national team. The second part concentrates on the US soccer fans who follow the men's team.

It's definitely recommended viewing both for US soccer fans and for supporters of other countries to see that the US does have a passionate group of fans who are brave enough to walk into the home of Mexican soccer at the Azteca Stadium for the heated rivalry between Mexico and the United States.

Stoppage Time

A look back at the Under-17 World Cup

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One of the better Under-17 World Cups in recent memory drew to a close on Sunday with Mexico knocking off Uruguay 2-0 in front of nearly 100,000 fans at the fabled Azteca Stadium. The hosts fully deserved to claim the trophy after surviving the much tougher side of the draw, and a second Under-17 title in four editions stamps Mexico as one of the rising powers in international soccer.

Spain ties Mexico at the Azteca

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The World Cup winners drew a packed house to the Azteca (AP Photo).

The World Cup winners needed a last ditch effort to attain the draw, however:

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- David Silva scored two minutes into second-half stoppage time, giving Spain a 1-1 exhibition tie against Mexico on Wednesday in the first match for La Furia Roja since winning the World Cup.

The Rest

USA at Mexico, World Cup Qualifying: TV Schedule, News, Highlights

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At 5:30 PM FS1, Univision and UDN are showing the biggest game in CONCACAF this year.

With Bruce Arena in charge the United States is attempting to overcome a 2-40-7 record in Mexico. They have never won a World Cup Qualifier on the road against El Tri.

Expect several lineup changes.

Former Dynamo Geoff Cameron and Dynamo captain Brad Davis brace for Mexico

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Former Dynamo star Geoff Cameron, who now plays for Stoke City of the English Premier League, knows from experience that Mexican can be defeated at Azteca Stadium.

Cameron was part of the U.S. national team squad that beat Mexico at Azteca Stadium in a friendly last August. He'll carry that experience Tuesday night when the U.

That’s On Point - USMNT vs. Mexico Recap

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Boom. Roasted. (Photo Credit: Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

By Mike Cardillo / That's On Point

Can you take me high enough?
To fly me over, yesterday." -- Damn Yankees, "High Enough."

So much of what we do when we sit back and discuss the U.

Mexico roster for USA friendly

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Mexico has announced their roster for the August 15th friendly against the United States at Azteca Stadium (8pm ET - ESPN2). GK: Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio, France), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca) MID: Francisco Javier Rodríguez (Stuttgart, Germany), Héctor Moreno (Espanyol, Spain), Severo Meza (Monterrey), Hugo Ayala (UANL Tigres), Jorge Torres Nilo (UANL Tigres), Enrique Pérez (Morelia), Adrian Aldrete (América MID: Jesús Zavala (Monterrey), Manuel Viniegra (UANL Tigres), Edgar Gerardo Lugo (Santos Laguna), Pablo Barrera (Cruz Azul), Andrés.

Video Of The Week: Brazil vs Uruguay, 1970 World Cup Semi-Final

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This week's Video Of The Week takes us back forty years to one of the greatest matches in the history of the competition the semi-final match between Brazil and Uruguay from Guadalajara in 1970. In some respects, this was the match that started to cement reputation of this Brazil team as the greatest of all time.