- Víctor Manuel Vucetich was fired as Mexican manager over the weekend. After two games, Victor lead Mexico to a 1-1 record.
- In place of Vucetich, Miguel ‘Piojo’ Herrera (of Club América) will step in temporarily. He does not have an official contract, and the FMF will evaluate whether to keep Herrera or not after the next three games (one friendly, two WC playoff).
- Mexico’s U17 had a horrendous start to the 2013 U17 World Cup in UAE. They lost their first match to Nigeria, 1-6. The other game in the group, between Sweden and Iraq, ended in a 4-1 win for Sweden. The next games will be on October 22nd: Mexico vs Iraq, Nigeria vs Sweden.
- Mexico’s next game will be against Finland at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego (October 30th). Here are Herrera’s call-ups:
Goalkeepers: Corona, Muñoz
Defenders: Rafael Márquez, Maza Rodríguez, Paul Aguilar, Adrián Aldrete, Juan Carlos Valenzuela, Hiram Mier, Layún, Edwin Hernández, Miguel Ángel Herrera
Midfielders: Carlos Peña, Jesús Molina, Luis Montes, Juan Carlos Medina, Alonso Escoboza, Lucas Lobos, Luis ‘Quick’ Mendoza, Rodrigo Salinas
Forwards: Raúl Jiménez, Aldo de Nigris, Oribe Peralta