UAE U-17 coach Rashid Amir sat down with FIFA.com to discuss the importance of the tournament, the quality of the players in the competition and the boost the team is expecting from receiving country-wide fan support.
FIFA.com previews all the action as Mexico host arch-rivals USA on Tuesday at the Azteca in the main event of CONCACAF’s Hexagonal Matchday 3, when unbeaten Honduras, Jamaica and Panama try to keep up their form.
Matchday two of CONCACAF's Hexagonal qualifying for Brazil 2014 proved to be typically tight as USA edged Costa Rica in the snow, while Mexico wilted in the Honduran heat and Jamaica frittered away a lead to draw with Panama.
A stunning late Honduras comeback saw the home side claim a share of the spoils in San Pedro Sula to leave regional powerhouse Mexico without a win after two matches in the final round of CONCACAF Brazil 2014 qualifying.
With only a point to share between them, CONCACAF giants USA and Mexico get back to qualifying action this week, with the pressure on to find their feet. FIFA.com takes a closer look at Matchday 2 of the Hexagonal stage.
Two second half Chelsea goals from Eden Hazard and Ramires cancelled out two early Manchester United strikes, while Blackburn Rovers drew 0-0 with Millwall to force a replay for both FA Cup quarter-finals.