The World Cup Qualifying gets back under way on Friday with the first of two matches for each team left in qualifying. In Group B, Costa Rica and Mexico will play each other twice in the course of the next five days, beginning in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Mexico are in confident mood having lifted Olympic gold at the expense of a much-vaunted Brazilian side. The U-23 team made up their Olympic side and it can only be good for the future of Mexican football. Their senior squad has not enjoyed quite such a successful summer, losing at home to the U.S. in the Estadio Azteca.
Costa Rica has had mixed fortunes in their recent matches. They have only won one of their last three friendlies, slipping to defeats against Guatemala and Peru. They defeated Guatemala in the first match in the series. They started their qualifying campaign with a draw against El Salvador before they easily defeated Guyana 4-0 four days later.
Mexico had little difficulty beating El Salvador and Guyana in qualifying t...