Sven in firing line after dropping star turn

Eriksson, whose side face a crucial World Cup qualifier at home to Costa Rica on Saturday, has baffled Mexicans by the decision and his subsequent explanation that the Brazilian-born player does not fit into his system.

Naelson, who has been outstanding for Mexican champions Toluca, has started intermittently under Eriksson and has now been dropped from the squad altogether for the Costa Rica game and the visit to Honduras next Wednesday.

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