Oribe Peralta hit a hat-trick as Mexico won 4-2 in New Zealand to complete a 9-3 aggregate triumph in the teams' duel for a FIFA World Cup place.
With the Brazil 2014 qualifying play-offs approaching, FIFA.com looks back at some of the classic ties that have set the standard for drama, significance and shock value.
With a new coach at the helm Mexico are hoping their erratic Brazil 2014 qualifying form is a thing of the past when they host New Zealand in the first leg of the intercontinental play-off on Wednesday.
New Zealand striker Rory Fallon says playing at Mexico's Azteca Stadium in this week's Brazil 2014 play-off is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
In our regular Sunday feature FIFA.com looks at the footballing birthdays in the upcoming week, including three defensive greats in Alessandro Nesta, Ronald Koeman and Fernando Hierro.
South Africa 2010 surprise packets New Zealand will begin their tilt for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ next month, with a strong and experienced squad named by coach Rick Herbert.