Mexico to play final home WCQ in San Luis

first_imgWorld Cup Mexico moves final home World Cup qualifier from Estadio Azteca to San Luis Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 08:38 6/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Estadio Azteca Ronaldo Schmiedt World Cup WC Qualification CONCACAF Costa Rica v Mexico Mexico v Trinidad and Tobago Mexico Costa Rica Trinidad and Tobago The team will play a World Cup qualification match outside the capital for the first time since 2012 when it hosts Trinidad and Tobago in San Luis. Mexico will leave the Estadio Azteca in favor of a smaller stadium for the final home match of the Hexagonal, the Mexican federation announced Tuesday.With El Tri already qualified for the 2018 World Cup and the match against last-place Trinidad and Tobago unlikely to draw enough fans to fill the stadum with a capacity near 90,000, the Oct. 6 contest instead will take place in San Luis’ Estadio Alfonso Lastras. The stadium, with a capacity listed at 25,111, was without a primary tenant for the 2016-17 season but is now home to Atletico San Luis, a second-division club part-owned by Atletico Madrid. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Notably for Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio, the mean elevation is around 6,000 feet, about half the altitude of Mexico City, where the coach has worried his Europe-based players struggle to adjust.The game will mark the first time Mexico has played a qualifier away from the capital since October of 2012, when Torreon’s Estadio Corona played host to a third-round match against El Salvador in the lead-up to the 2014 World Cup.Mexico heads in to Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in Costa Rica with 17 points and its goal of breaking the record of 22 points earned in the final round of qualification intact.last_img read more