Eriksson has Mexico's support -- until next game

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The recent poor performances of El Tri and the work of coach Sven-Göran Eriksson received the vote of confidence by the Assembly of Owners of the Primera División, at least until the Honduras game on Nov. 19.

The Mexican national team was the main topic of discussion in the meeting between the Assembly of Owners of clubs in the Primera División this past Monday.

The message they made clear to all was the full support of the national team players and coaching staff. They stressed that there will be "unity, conscientiousness and demands," informed the Secretary General of the FMF, Decio de María.

"The Committee of National Teams and the unanimity of the Assembly sum up that all of [Mexican] football is united, is aware and demanding of the National Team process," he said.

One of the demands expressed by the owners was to see a process and evolution of El Tri, especially after the poor performance in the last two qualification matches.

"Everyone is aware of those matches [against Jamaica and Canada] and all of us demand a process and evolution of the national team," stated de María.

After the past two results and because he has not fulfilled the requirement of qualifying to the Hexagonal final round of qualifying ahead of schedule, the total support and job security for coach Sven-Göran Eriksson and his staff has a deadline -- the match against Honduras.

"From here to the 19th, there will be full support for the coach and his work ... after we don't know," revealed Atlante President Miguel Ángel Couchonal.

It was also made known that after the final match of Group 2 against Honduras there will be another meeting to plan out the participation in the next round or to analyze possible substitutes for national-team coach.

"What we have to take care of at this moment is the match against Honduras, finish this phase of qualification and enter the next on," added the secretary general. "In that sense, the message is that we are all united with the Selección, and all that are part of it."

The final Group 2 matchday in the semifinal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualification is Nov. 19. México, Honduras and Jamaica all have a chance to advance to the Hexagonal final round. First-place México will visit second-place Honduras. Jamaica, which is in third place, hosts eliminated Canada.