Mexico's team coach Miguel Herrera (C) speaks to players during a practice session ahead of their pre-World Cup friendly soccer match against Bosnia and Herzegovina at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, June 2, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
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