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The Mexican national football team suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Honduras in their CONCACAF Nations League match played in Tegucigalpa on Wednesday night. The loss was a major setback for Mexico, who were looking to secure a spot in the semifinals of the tournament.

A Disjointed Performance

Mexico came into the match as favorites, having won their previous three matches in the Nations League. However, they looked disjointed and lacked cohesion from the start. Honduras, on the other hand, were more organized and created more chances to score.

Honduras took the lead in the 29th minute through Anthony Lozano, who finished a well-placed cross from Luis Palma. Mexico struggled to create any clear-cut chances in the first half, and they went into the break trailing 1-0.

The second half saw Mexico improve their play, but they were still unable to break down the Honduran defense. Honduras added a second goal in the 79th minute through Róchez, who capitalized on a mistake by Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.

A Blow to World Cup Hopes

The defeat to Honduras is a blow to Mexico's hopes of winning the CONCACAF Nations League. They will now need to win their remaining two matches to have a chance of reaching the semifinals.

The loss also raises questions about Mexico's form heading into the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which will be co-hosted by Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

Mexico's Coach Acknowledges Shortcomings

Mexico's coach, Jaime Lozano, acknowledged the team's shortcomings after the match. He said that they need to improve their passing and movement, and they need to be more clinical in front of goal.

"We have to be more precise in our movements and in our passes," Lozano said. "We also need to be more clinical in front of goal. We had a lot of chances, but we didn't take them."

A Wake-Up Call

The defeat to Honduras is a wake-up call for Mexico. They need to improve their form if they want to be successful in upcoming tournaments.