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El Tri resurgent under Javier Aguirre

Updated: December 14, 2009, 4:13 PM ET
By Mark Young | Special to ESPN.com

While World Cup qualifying is no trivial matter, especially in Mexico, El Tri's qualifying campaign provided plenty of quirky trivia fodder. For instance: Who was Mexico's head coach for its opening game in CONCACAF qualifying? Sven-Goran Eriksson was famously appointed Mexico national team head coach on June 2, 2008, but didn't actually take the reins until July 1, so Ramon Ramirez led the team in the second-round games against Belize. That time lapse was an omen for the Swede's entire Mexico ...

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