Javier Hernandez celebrates the ball into the goal against Costa Rica
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MOSCOW, March 25. /TASS/. Mexico national team defeated the team of Costa Rica in the match of the 3rd round of the sixth round of the qualifying stage of the 2018 world Cup in a zone Northern and Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF). Meeting at the stadium “Estadio Azteca” in Mexico city ended with the score 2:0.
Goals were scored by Javier Hernandez (7th miunte) Nestor Araujo (45).
Earlier in the opening match of the 3rd round of the sixth, final round of the qualifying tournament the national team of Trinidad and Tobago defeated the team of Panama (1:0). The Mexicans scored seven points in three matches and topped the qualifying group. The second is the team of Costa Rica (6 points), third – Panama (4), fourth – Honduras (3 points after two games) , the fifth – Trinidad and Tobago (3) sixth – USA (0 points after two games) . In the final match of the 3rd round team USA will take the national team of Honduras.
The final round of qualifiers for the 2018 world Cup in the CONCACAF zone will be completed in October 2017. Three best teams will reach the final of the 2018 world Cup directly, another team – at the end of the Intercontinental play-offs with a representative of the Asian football Confederation.
Matches of the fourth round will take place in the night of Wednesday.