FIFA.com takes a closer look at the captains of the eight teams at this year's FIFA Confederations Cup and highlights what exactly makes them the leaders of their respective teams.
Currently fifth in the final qualifying group in the CONCACAF Zone, Mexico have the chance to get back on course for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ with three games in a week.
Ahead of their crunch qualifier with USA, FIFA.com spoke exclusively to Mexico captain Javier Rodriguez, who is back home after four years in Europe.
Mexican international Francisco Rodriguez has switched from PSV Eindhoven to Stuttgart, with the Bundesliga side signing the 29-year-old on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Francisco Rodriguez spoke to FIFA about Mexico's development as a team, the mood in their camp following victory over France, and the upcoming duel with Uruguay.
Over the years, the paths of Carlos Salcido and Francisco Rodriguez have never diverged for long, as FIFA.com found out in this exclusive interview.