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Mexico vs Honduras is a huge match in the CONCACAD World Cup 2014 qualification game on Friday night. Mexico will be desperate to claim all three points and start making their way up the table to confirm their automatic qualification spot for Brazil next year. Tonight's match kicks off at 9.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Mexico have had a hugely disappointing qualification Hexagonal so far. They have claimed just one win in their six games and have scored just three goals. However, amazingly all is not lost yet – they still sit third and in the final automatic qualification spot, and if they can just pull things together and finish strongly they will still make Brazil 2014 via one of the auto-qualification places.
However, a loss tonight would be disastrous. Honduras are just one place and a single point behind Mexico, and if they can pull of a shock win tonight against El-Tri then they would leap frog Mexico into the automatic qualification places and plunge Mexico into crisis.
When these teams met back in March, Honduras snatched a draw with two late goals in a crazy and frantic three-minute spell.
That ended up being a terrible result for El Tri considering the position they were in, but they have the opportunity to make amends tonight in the return fixture.
If Mexico can win tonight they would have breathing space between themselves and Honduras and move four points clear of their rivals.
Most still believe Mexico will make it through to Brazil 2014, but they will want to do all they can to avoid a playoff against New Zealand should they surrender their automatic qualification spot.
Mexico vs Honduras will kick off at 9.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.