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Does Mexico's soccer team have a chance at the World Cup?

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The Mexican national football team poses for pictures before their Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Concacaf qualifier match against Costa Rica, at the National stadium in San Jose, on October 15, 2013. (Standing L-R) Footballers Hugo Ayala, Guillermo Ochoa, Rafael Marquez, Jorge Torres, Uribe Peralta and Jesus Zavala. (Front row, L-R) Cristian Jimenez, Carlos Peña, Miguel Layun, Javier Aquino and Javier Hernandez. AFP/AFP/Getty Images

Last night Mexican soccer fans celebrated the victory of their rival U.S. team over Panama. That newfound enthusiasm for the U.S. team is not really a change of heart.

The win last night cleared the way for Mexico to move forward in their dreams of qualifying the World Cup. It's been a tough season for the Mexican team, known as El Tri. 

The string of losses that have put World Cup dreams in doubt have been a major blow for a country where futbol is practically a national religion. Here to tell us more about what's ahead for soccer fans is Dave Denholm, who covers soccer for Fox Sports.  

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