Costa Rica "not at fault" for Mexico's World Cup qualifying problems

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With the country already through to the 2014 World Cup finals, Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto on Monday considered his team's final CONCACAF qualifier at home to Mexico.

Costa Rica can relax in the knowledge that they will be at the 2014 World Cup.

But Mexico still have work to do.

With a 2-1 victory over Panama on Friday, the Mexicans got themselves into fourth place in the CONCACAF qualifying zone.

That position would be good enough to enter a play-off against Oceania side New Zealand.

'El Tri' will know their fate for certain on Tuesday after Costa Rica welcome them to the National Stadium in San Jose.

Honduras look set to seal third spot when they visit Jamaica the same evening, but should the Hondurans slip up Mexico could claim the final automatic qualifying from the region.

In any event, Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto has no sympathy for Mexico - who have been coached by Jose Manuel De la Torre, Luis Fernando Tena and current trainer Victor Manuel Vucetich in the past month - after a stuttering campaign.