Friday, June 18
Despite its dominance as the CONCACAF power before the rise of the United States to join them, Mexico still had barriers in World Cup play. On Thursday, one of them fell as they finally registered a tournament victory against a World Cup champion after 16 previous attempts, knocking off the French with an impressive display of counters in a 2-0 win. France's first-ever loss to a CONCACAF opponent may not be the end of their woes as the quality of play leaves doubts on whether they can defeat the South Africans in the group finales, leaving them in danger of finishing without a win. By the way, Mexico... you are welcome for the US preparing you for the cold weather conditions from our qualifiers.