Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez scored twice in the second-half to lift Mexico to a 2-1 win over Japan in their final FIFA Confederations Cup match, to ensure El Tri left Brazil with points on the board.
Despite finishing with ten men, La Liga champions Barcelona fought back to beat Atletico Madrid 2-1, while Valencia downed Rayo Vallecano 4-0.
Mexico, USA, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras are all in action on Wednesday as CONCACAF’s notorious final ‘Hexagonal’ qualifying round kicks off.
Real Madrid earned a 2-0 lead over Valencia in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final at the Bernabeu tonight, with Karim Benzema and an Andres Guardado own goal settling the match.
BATE Borisov were brought back to earth with a thud Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League as Roberto Soldado's hat-trick earned Valencia a 3-0 win.
USA face a tough trip to Guatemala, while Mexico travel to El Salvador for a must-win match. FIFA.com previews the latest round of CONCACAF qualifying.