A brief history of the controversial moments from the USA-Mexico rivalry

CONCACAF’s biggest foes will square off in World Cup qualifying on Friday when the United States play host to Mexico at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

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The Yanks and El Tri have met a total of 66 times, dating back to a 1934 World Cup qualifier that saw the U.S. qualify for the big event at their rivals’ expense. However, in the half century that followed, Mexico dominated the fixture, only suffering their second loss in 1982.

In the 1990s, the rivalry became truly competitive, and with that competitiveness came an increasing tension between the nations on the field. FC Yahoo has taken a look through the heated series to highlight its most controversial moments. Take a look and be sure to leave your comments below.