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Pachuca not feeling pressure of Mexico woes

December 9, 2008
Mexico's Pachuca insist they are playing for themselves at the Club World Cup and not to restore the battered pride of their country's national team.

The Mexicans have sufficient incentive to beat Egypt's Al Ahly on Saturday in the quarter-finals of the Dec. 11-21 FIFA tournament, having tripped at the first hurdle in 2007.

''The national team is the national team -- Pachuca is Pachuca,'' Pachuca coach Enrique Meza told reporters on Tuesday.

''We came to Japan to ...

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