- Mexico loss a setback for New Zealand football Updated: Nov-14-13 10:16 pm
- Mexico must overcome NZ to avoid missing WCup Updated: Nov-11-13 3:38 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand football's greatest celebration is in danger of becoming a very distant memory after the national team's 5-1 loss to Mexico in the first leg of a World Cup qualifying playoff in Mexico City.
MEXICO CITY - Mexico last missed the World Cup in 1990. It now could happen again, unless the team overcomes New Zealand in a two-game playoff that opens Wednesday at Azteca stadium in Mexico City.