Mexico fires Chepo after Honduras loss

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Associated Press

Posted on September 7, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Updated Saturday, Sep 7 at 1:02 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After an embarrassing home loss against Honduras at Estadio Azteca, Jose Manuel De la Torre has been fired as the manager of Mexico and will be replaced by Luis Fernando Tena, the coach who led Mexico to an Olympic gold medal.

Mexico, which has been struggling in World Cup qualification with Chepo as coach, lost 2-1 against Honduras on Friday night. It was only their second loss at home in the history in World Cup qualifying matches played at Azteca and the first since June of 2001 when Costa Rica beat El Tri in a game remembered as the "Aztecazo."

Mexico earlier tied 0-0 at Azteca with the United States.

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