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FIFA might stop game if fans use “puto”

Remezcla – As if FIFA and the Mexican fanbase weren’t at odds already, the Confederations Cup might be the tipping towards unadulterated animosity. Reports this week confirm that the tournament, held in Russia, will play host to a new FIFA three-step program towards shutting down homophobic and offensive chants, a category the infamous “puto” falls into for the world soccer organization.

Chicharito must score well in Confederations Cup

Goal – While Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez will go down as one of his country’s greats because of his success not only with the national team but also at the club level with Manchester United, Real Madrid and now Bayer Leverkusen, his legacy is not sealed. The striker has plenty of important goals among the 47 he has netted for El Tri, but Chicharito has struggled to find the net when they’ve needed him most, leaving the responsibility of scoring in big matches to other players.

Mexico announces roster for World Cup qualifiers

CBS – The Mexico national has announced its roster for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Honduras on June 8 and the United States on June 11. Juan Carlos Osorio’s squad features the big names like Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela and Giovani Dos Santos, while veteran defender Rafa Marquez is again in the squad.

Woman wearing sandals wins 31-mile marathon

Weather – The idea of running a race without sneakers sounds unfeasible, but a 22-year-old woman in Mexico finished first place in a 31-mile race equipped with a pair of sandals made from tires. María Lorena Ramirez beat 500 other runners in the female category of the Ultra Trail Cerro Rojo that took place in Puebla.

“Chicharito” continues to add to goal count

ESPNfc – Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez’s goal on Friday against Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying wasn’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to his status as a Mexico legend. But the goal — which brings him temporarily level with Jared Borgetti on 46 goals — means that Hernandez’s place as Mexico’s top scorer is consolidated. And considering “Chicharito” is still only 28 and likely has two more World Cups in him, it will be a long time before anyone overtakes his eventual haul at the top of the list.

Artem Sitak, Santiago Gonzalez win doubles title

Stuff – New Zealand’s Artem Sitak has struck good form ahead of the Davis Cup clash against Korea in just under two weeks, claiming the doubles title at the $50,000 Guadalajara Challenger in Mexico. Sitak, ranked 55th in the world, and Mexico’s Santiago Gonzalez beat Australian fourth seeds Luke Saville and John-Patrick Smith 6-3 1-6 10-5 in the final.

“Chicharito” might not be Mexico’s best, but …

ESPNfc – At age 28, Javier “El Chicharito” Hernandez could end the international break as the top scorer in the history of the Mexico national team, a statistic that may or may not be significant, but at the end of the day shows the kind of goal scorer and player with whom Mexican soccer has been blessed.