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Mexico and Costa Rica tie, 0-0

World Cup qualifying game at Mexico City yields another draw for the hosts. Honduras picks up a 2-0 victory at home over Jamaica.

June 11, 2013|Wire Reports
  • Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz tries to control the ball in front of two Mexican defenders as both teams played out to a 0-0 tie in a World Cup qualifying match in Mexico City on Tuesday.
Costa Rica's Bryan Ruiz tries to control the ball in front of two Mexican… (Alfredo Estrella / Getty…)

Despite having the home-field advantage, Mexico could not manage more than a 0-0 tie with Costa Rica on Tuesday night in a World Cup qualifying game at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.

It was the fifth tie in six games in the qualifying tournament for Mexico, which is tied with Costa Rica for second place in the standings with eight points each. The United States, which beat Panama, 2-0, leads the North and Central American and Caribbean group with 10 points.

Spectators threw objects at Costa Rica captain Carlos Ruiz late in the second half.

The outcome puts Mexico Coach Jose de la Torre in a precarious position, with some fans calling for his dismissal.

at Honduras 2, Jamaica 0 — Boniek Garcia scored in the 10th minute and Roger Espinoza in the 88th at Tegucigalpa.

Honduras has seven points and is in fourth place in the six-nation group. Jamaica has not won a game and is last with only two points.

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