Chivas USA’s Ante Jazic and Oswaldo Minda culminated this year’s international duty after Tuesday night’s final FIFA date.
Red-and-White defender Jazic was unavailable for Tuesday’s match against Honduras due to illness, but the Canadians took a brutal 8-1 loss to the home team. After the loss, the Canadians dropped to third place and out of contention for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. In the World Cup qualifiers, Jazic helped Les Rouges to a 6-2-3 (W-L-T) record.
Ecuadorian midfielder Minda came into the match for La Tri in the 70th minute, helping the squad to a 1-1 draw with Venezuela. With the draw, Ecuador moved up to second place of CONMEBOL standings with 17 points, just three points away from first place Argentina. Ecuador will continue looking for a spot in the 2014 FIFA World Cup on March 26, 2013 when CONMEBOL qualifiers resume.
Both players will return to Los Angeles and prepare for Chivas USA’s final two games of the 2012 season against Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas.
Ecuadorian midfielder Oswaldo Minda and Canadian defender Ante Jazic are out for international duty as both teams prepare for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Minda was on the bench for the Ecuadoran National Team as the team fell 4-0 to Argentina in the fourth CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying match. With the loss, Ecuador fell two spots in the standings and is currently in sixth place with six points, having to be among the top four in order to automatically qualify to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Up next for ‘La Tri’ is their fifth match against fifth place Colombia.
Meanwhile Jazic started and played 88 minutes in Canada’s scoreless draw with the U.S. National Team in last Sunday’s friendly match at BMO Field. The ‘Reds’ will now prepare for their first match as part of CONCACAF’S World Cup Qualifying round this Friday, June 8 against Cuba in Havana. Also taking part of Canada’s Group C is Honduras and Panama.
Chivas USA will be out of MLS activity this weekend but you can still catch Red-and-White defender Ante Jazic and midfielder Oswaldo Minda in action as the two players are currently in camp with their respective national teams. Make sure to catch starter Oswaldo Minda as he and the Ecuadorian National Team square off against Lionel Messi’s Argentina this Saturday as the teams fight for a spot in the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The Ecuadorians are currently in fourth place in CONMEBOL’s standings with a record of 3-0-1; the first four teams in the standings will automatically qualify to the World Cup.
Three-year Red-and-White defender Ante Jazic heads up to Toronto with the Canadian National Team as ‘The Reds’ face the United States in a friendly match this Sunday at BMO Field. Jazic has played in 29 games with the Canadian National Team, scoring his only international goal in 2008 in a 2-2 draw with Panama. Make sure to watch as Jazic takes on Donovan this Sunday starting at 4pm PT live on NBC Sports Network or Univision Deportes.