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The Mexican national team manager Jose Manuel de la Torre has said that he does not expect anything other than a very good Costa Rica side in the World Cup qualifying match between the two teams.

Mexico have begun the World Cup qualification rounds for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in style following their wins over Guyana and El Salvador. There has been a speculation that the game might be called off due to weather, but the Mexican manager has said that he is confident that the game will go ahead. He has taken a look at the pitch, which is in excellent condition according to the Mexican.

Costa Rica come into the match after having dropped two points in the home match against El Salvador. They had previously managed a win over Guyana prior to this match. Hence, Jose Manuel de la Torre reckons that motivation will be major factor that will work in favour of Costa Rica. This means that Mexico should fight hard enough to continue the good run of form in the World Cup qualifying campaign. Mexico will be coming into the match after having lost the recent friendly against United States, which is the first time it has happened after many years.

"Well, the pitch is in perfect condition and the stage is very pretty. Conditions are very good for both teams and we'll try to impose our style of play with consideration to the game's circumstances. It's complicated because they're a good team with good players and they're at home. The circumstances that they're going through could create pressure for them. The game isn't about how you start or how you finish," said De la Torre at the press conference ahead of the match. Following this double-header, Mexico will again face Guyana and El Salvador.