No doubt excited ahead of the start of the World Cup this week the Mexico national team were brought back down to reality with a bump yesterday as they attempted to travel to a training session in Brazil.
Heading off to their training facilities in Santos, the entire squad had been expecting to take the traditional route on board the team bus.
That wasn't possible however after the vehicle failed to start.
Instead the squad, led by their captain, former Barcelona defender Rafa Marquez, bundled into local taxi's to take the short two kilometer trip to the complex.
Marquez tweeted the above photo showing himself, along with Aldredo Talavera, Marco Fabian and Hector Herrera (or is that Angel Di Maria?) crammed into the taxi on route.
Judging by their smiles those it doesn't look like the bus malfunction dampened the spirits of the squad too much as they continue to prepare for their World Cup opener against Cameroon on Friday.
After what must have been a gruelling training session in the Brazilian heat the players must have been glad to learn that the broken down bus had been repaired - a fact the official Mexico team Twitter account was keen to emphasise with a later message.
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