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Osorio boosts roster for World Cup qualifiers

Fox Sports – Mexico are feeling good right now. They got four points from two away matches against the United States and Panama to start World Cup qualifying, but there are still eight matches to play. Juan Carlos Osorio is well aware of that, and that El Tri need to continue improving so they can make a deep run at next year’s World Cup.

http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/gallery/mexico-roster-2018-world-cup-qualifying-analysis

Mexico protests ruling in baseball classic

NYT – It was around 4:45 p.m. on Monday when the first sign emerged that Mexico had lost its protest over the way it was eliminated from the first round of the World Baseball Classic. For that was when Venezuela, and not Mexico, took the field at Estadio de Béisbol Charros de Jalisco y Atletismo for pregame stretching and batting practice.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/13/sports/baseball/wbc-baseball-mexico-protest.html

Mexico hot list led by resurgent Oribe Peralta

ESNfc – It’s now or never for fringe and backup options for the Mexican national team. With World Cup qualifiers set against Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago at the end of March, many aspiring members of El Tri’s roster now have only a couple of weeks left to impress manager Juan Carlos Osorio.

http://www.espnfc.com/team/mexico/203/blog/post/3070819/mexico-hot-list-led-by-a-resurgent-oribe-peralta-while-alejandro-palacios-allows-seven-goals-in-two-matches

FIFA wants 2026 shared World Cup

Washington Post Soccer leaders in the United States, Mexico and Canada already were talking about a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup, so they likely were well prepared for FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s announcement Thursday that FIFA will encourage bidders for soccer’s biggest tournament to partner up.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/02/16/fifa-wants-shared-2026-world-cup-the-u-s-mexico-and-canada-already-were-planning-on-it/?utm_term=.79e5e8b4de01

Osorio casting eye for new players

ESPNfc – Next week’s Mexico-Iceland exhibition in Las Vegas should prove to be highly significant for some overlooked and forgotten names. With World Cup qualifying, Confederations Cup and Gold Cup games set for this year, it presents an opportunity for some new players to shine.

http://www.espnfc.com/team/mexico/203/blog/post/3050113/mexico-hot-list-juan-carlos-valencia-pablo-barrera-eager-to-catch-juan-carlos-osorio-eye-for-iceland

How Mexico aims to develop NBA talent

ESPN – The truth is that the NBA has been playing games for 25 years in Mexico. So it’s apparent that growing the game for the fans remains at the forefront of the NBA’s goals. But where managing director for NBA Mexico Raul Zarraga’s excitement escalates is from the movement afoot locally to develop Mexican players for the international stage and potentially the NBA.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18467896/how-mexico-aims-game-develop-more-potential-nba-level-basketball-talent

US-Canada-Mexico World Cup a possibility

Channel News Asia – Football officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are likely to meet next year to discuss a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup. FIFA confirmed that co-hosting would be allowed at the 2026 tournament and that there would be no restrictions on the number of countries in a given bid.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sport/us-canada-mexico-2026-world-cup-bid-a-possibility-concacaf-pres/3399412.html