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Mexico still trying to get to that elusive fifth game

MOSCOW - It's more a mental block than a physical one. More a lack of faith than a fait accompli.

Every four years Mexico goes to the World Cup with great expectations, advances out of its group, then packs its bags and heads home one game into the knockout round.

It was eliminated once on a penalty kick and once in a penalty-kick shootout. It lost in extra time and

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