As Mexican players and fans take a deep breath, FIFA.com takes a look back at some of the more hair-raising moments on their tough and torturous road to a 15th world finals.
Villarreal forward Giovani dos Santos will be sidelined for two weeks after suffering a thigh injury during the 1-0 win over Elche, making him doubtful for Mexico's FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off double-header against New Zealand.
David Villa ended his seven-game scoring drought with a double against Real Betis as Atletico Madrid closed to within a point of Barcelona, while Villarreal thrashed Valencia 4-1 at the Madrigal.
FIFA.com caught up with several high-profile graduates from the FIFA U-17 World Cup to discuss their tournament experiences and hear advice for those teenagers to kick of in the United Arab Emirates this week.
The FIFA U-17 World Cup has been unveiling stars of tomorrow for a full quarter-century. FIFA.com takes you through some of the tournament’s world-renowned graduates.
Mexican coach Jose Manuel Chepo de la Torre was fired just hours after losing ignominiously to Honduras at the Estadio Azteca, putting El Tri's Brazil 2014 qualifying hopes in jeopardy.