EDMONTON, Canada Oct 15 Mexico coach
Sven-Goran Eriksson, already under pressure after a shock
defeat in Jamaica on Saturday, ran into more problems on
Wednesday when his side were held 2-2 by Canada in a World Cup
Eriksson's team had to come from behind twice for the draw
and have still not qualified for the final round of the
CONCACAF zone's qualifying contest.
Mexico will need a point in Honduras next month to make
sure of going through from Group Two without depending on the
result of Jamaica's match at home to Canada.
Mexico, who could have qualified with a win in Jamaica,
lead the group with 10 points, one ahead of Honduras and three
ahead of the Reggae Boyz.
They have failed to win away from home in three attempts
under Eriksson -- once in a friendly and twice in the
Ali Gerba stunned the visitors when he caught Oswaldo
Sanchez off his line to score in the 13th minute, but Mexico
levelled with a deflected Carlos Salcido free kick in the 34th.
The hosts regained the lead four minutes after halftime
when Tomasz Radzinski pounced on slack defending to score from
close range from Gerba's pass.
Despite looking disjointed, Mexico forced another equaliser
in the 64th minute when Argentine-born Matias Vuoso connected
with Giovani Dos Santos's pass.
(Reporting by Carlos Calvo in Mexico City; Writing by Brian
Homewood in Buenos Aires; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)