5 Fixes Mexico Must Make Before the 2014 World Cup

Mexico Needs to Fix These 5 Things Prior to World Cup

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Mexico can be good in the World Cup if they fix some issues that have been lingering in recent matches. Check them out and see if you can agree or even differ.

5. Defense Needs to Stand Firm and Not Push Up Too Much

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5. Defense Needs to Stand Firm and Not Push Up Too Much

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Mexico is a strong team in every aspect, but their defense can be quite shaky at times.

The fact that they have five defenders should mean that they are tough to beat, but it is because most of their players are offensive-minded. Some should push up while others should always sit back. If they can focus a bit more and stop pushing up all the time, they will no longer be vulnerable to the counter.

4. Midfield Needs to Improve to Dictate Play

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4. Midfield Needs to Improve to Dictate Play

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Mexico's midfield is one of the best in the world, but sometimes they try too hard or not hard enough, which is why they do not dominate games the way they could.

Sometimes, they pass the ball way too much in a predictable manner, which is why they tire themselves out and lose the ball.

3. Veterans Need to Step Up

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3. Veterans Need to Step Up

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Mexico's veterans have to set the perfect example for the eager youngsters who will certainly look to play like them.

Andres Guardado is their best winger, but in recent times, he has not played that way. Instead, he has been subpar at best.

Besides him, Giovanni dos Santos has not been the same for the country since 2011. After a good season at Villarreal in La Liga, he needs to represent that No. 10 he proudly wears on his back.

2. New Blood Needs to Be Trusted More

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2. New Blood Needs to Be Trusted More

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Mexico has a plethora of young talent that can easily be considered their next generation of stars. The are fast, strong, hungry and becoming very smart on the field.

One star is wingback Miguel Layun, a player who can defend but loves to push up and rip shots from distance, like he did twice against Israel successfully. He can be the example or even leader to the new blood.

1. Formation Change is a Must

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1. Formation Change is a Must

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Mexico has been playing in a 5-3-2, which is decent defensively, but leaves them desperate offensively. Having a back line of five makes life tough for opponents, but if the wingbacks don't support the midfield and attack, all they have is meaningless possession.

This is where the 4-3-3 comes in with three middle guys and three up top giving them plenty to work with. With their hard-working players always moving, this could be perfection.

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