Edson Alvarez brought Mexico close to qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar with an important goal. The Ajax midfielder scored the only goal in the 1-0 win over Honduras.
In the 70th minute, Alvarez headed in a corner kick from the right flank. Alvarez played the entire match in San Pedro Sula.
Mexico came with a narrow victory with 25 points and is in third place with one match in the World Cup qualifiers. The Mexicans have three more points than four-ranked Costa Rica, which also has a smaller goal difference. The top three countries in the Group of Eight win the World Cup ticket.
Costa Rica will play second place with the United States later this week, which has almost certainly qualified for the World Cup finals. Christian Pulisic led the Americans 5-1 over Panama with three goals.
Pulisic was twice accurate from the penalty spot. Paul Areola and Jesus Ferreira also scored for the Americans.
In the evening from Wednesday to Thursday, American football players will play Costa Rica and only if they lose by six goals or more will they miss the World Cup. Canada can no longer miss the placement.
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