Mexico has looked sharp of late in World Cup qualifiers and four points over its last two matches has this team on the brink of a trip to Qatar. Barring a total meltdown in the final game, Mexico will be in.
Last Thursday, Mexico earned a tough point against the USA. Then on Sunday, El Tri recorded a crucial win over Honduras to bring them up to 25 points. So, how can they punch their tickets to the 2022 World Cup?
Mexico World Cup qualification should come against El Salvador
As things stand, Canada is in first place with 28 points in the CONCACAF table, while USA is in second with 25 points and a +13 goal differential and Mexico is in third with 25 points and +7 differential.
With only one game left, the only team that could catch either the USA or Mexico would be Costa Rica, which is in fourth place with 22 points. Costa Rica has a goal differential of +3. Because of this, the U.S. is basically guaranteed a spot thanks to their massive goals advantage.
However, should a shocking result come in for Mexico against El Salvador on Wednesday night, they could fall to fourth. That's not expected, though, as Mexico should beat El Salvador. Even with a draw, they'd be in.
All in all, even if Mexico loses, they could still qualify depending on the result of Costa Rica vs. USA, which is also on Wednesday. Again, with a win or a draw against El Salvador, Mexico won't have to worry about anything else: they'll be set.
There's loads of potential for this team, with the likes of Raul Jimenez, Hirving Lozano, Guillermo Ochoa and others looking sharp. Should Mexico lock in a World Cup spot this week, which we think will happen, then this team will be ready to make plenty of noise in Qatar.