CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers

Webeando Fútbol: México ya tiene su once para Nueva Zelanda y Toronto FC busca a Samuel Eto'o

Finales de Conferencia en los Playoffs, México tiene su once para Nueva Zelanda y ¿Eto'o a TFC?
¿Eto'o a Toronto FC?
Webeando Fútbol

Webeando Samuel Eto'o

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FIFA rejects Panama's inquiry request into Mexican player's eligibility in World Cup qualifiers

Panama's question over Mexican player's eligibility shot down by FIFA

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Panama’s inquiry request to FIFA as to whether Mexico fielded an illegal player in three World Cup CONCACAF Hexagonal qualification games has been quashed.

A statement released Thursday by the Panamanian federation indicated that FIFA confirmed Argentine-born forward Christian “Chaco” Giménez is and was free to play for Mexico, following a consultation it made Wednesday with soccer’s governing body.

Report: Panama asking FIFA to look at Mexican player's eligibility to play in World Cup qualifiers

Report: Panama asking FIFA to look at Mexican player's eligibility in WCQ

Could Mexico be banished from next month’s World Cup playoff against New Zealand?

That is what Panama’s federation is hoping.

FEPAFUT has made an “official consultation” to FIFA about the possibility that Argentina-born forward Christian “Chaco” Giménez (pictured) may have been played illegally by Mexico in World Cup qualification, according to a tweet the federation made on Wednesday.

World Cup: Jurgen Klinsmann unhappy with FIFA seeding method, predicts "a couple of" killer groups

Groups of death? Klinsmann says FIFA's flawed seeding method is why

Jurgen Klinsmann after the USMNT loss to Costa Rica

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The "Group of Death" moniker may be a bit of a cliche at this point, but US men’s national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann thinks there may be a reason: multiple groups difficult enough to earn the distinction.

VIDEO: The Hex - USMNT breaks Panamanian hearts, gives Mexico final World Cup lifeline | SIDELINE

WATCH: The Hex — Drama in Panama as USMNT saves Mexico

"The Hex" has been an incredible series chronicling the US national team's entire run through the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying in 2013, all the way from Panama to Seattle and beyond.

A huge tip of the cap to the folks at KICKTV for their amazing work.

Webeando Fútbol: Se retira Alessandro Nesta y Cristiano se enfrentará a Zlatan

Se retira Alessandro Nesta, CR7 vs Zlatan en el repechaje y América se viste de verde
Nos dejará "El Elegante"
Webeando Fútbol

Webeando Nesta

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Jaime Penedo se repuso de la derrota con Panamá, clasificando a los Playoffs con LA Galaxy

Jaime Penedo se repuso de la derrota con Panamá, clasificando a los Playoffs con LA Galaxy

Gabriel Torres shakes off Panama's World Cup heartbreak to deliver in the clutch for Colorado Rapids

Torres shakes off Panama heartbreak to lead Rapids: "I wanted to lift my team"

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – If Oscar Pareja had stuck to his original plan, Gabriel Torres probably wouldn’t have started in the Colorado Rapids’ 3-2 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.

Landon Donovan on USMNT win: Mexico wouldn't have done the same

Donovan on Panama win: Mexico wouldn't have done the same for US

CARSON, Calif. -- Landon Donovan watched intently as his US teammates rallied to beat Panama in their final World Cup qualifier and saved Mexico from elimination, but he doesn't believe El Tri would have done the same for the Yanks in same circumstances.

Houston Dynamo's Brad Davis hoping his two assists against Panama were enough to punch his ticket to Brazil

Davis hoping his effort vs. Panama were enough for a spot on Brazil roster

HOUSTON – When Brad Davis showed up to the Houston Dynamo locker room before his first training session after helping the USMNT to a win over Panama which saved Mexico’s World Cup hopes, he was greeted with trinkets and music courtesy of teammates intent on not letting his newfound hero status south of the border go unnoticed.

Now, Davis is hoping he left the same type of impression north of the border.

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