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Mexicans’ taxi ride to practice

Santos: Sometimes things just don’t go your way, and Mexico’s national team was having one of those days in Brazil.

The slogan on Mexico’s bus is “Always united, always Aztecas”. But it’s hard to be “always united” when your bus breaks down and everyone has to split up into taxis to get to training before the tournament even begins.

Stranded when their bus broke down outside their hotel in Brazil’s Santos on Monday, Mexico’s squad had to pile into taxis to get to practice.

“Our bus has shrunk, hahahahaha,” Mexico captain Rafael Marquez said on his Twitter account, posting a selfie of himself along with Marco Fabian, Hector Herrera and Alfredo Talavera in a taxi.

In another tweet, Marquez said “off to training by taxi”.

Mexico have their training ground about two kilometres from the team hotel in Santos, around 70 kilometres from Sao Paulo.

The Mexican national team’s official Twitter account later informed that the bus had been repaired in time and was able to take the players back to the hotel.

Mexico are aiming to reach their first World Cup quarter final since 1986.

In their first World Cup game on Friday, Mexico will face Cameroon in Group A. On June 17, they play Brazil, and on June 23, they take on Croatia. (Agencies)