Mexicans express despair, frustration that Mexico's loss to US could cost World Cup spot

Published September 11, 2013

| Associated Press

To Mexicans, it's just unthinkable: Their soccer-crazed country stands a chance of not qualifying for the World Cup.

Worse yet, it was a 2-0 loss to their bitter northern rival on Tuesday that has left Mexico out of position for a spot in next year's 32-nation tournament. And the team known as the Tri has only two games left to make up ground.

It's a front-page disaster. One newspaper calls it the "Tritanic." A sample of other headlines: "Fiasco," ''Crisis," ''Dreadful."

Miguel Angel Lara is an academic who studies sports and society. He says Mexicans take it so seriously that they interpret it as the country itself failing them.

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