La Jornada – In the shadow of Jimenez’s doubt, the ‘trio’ travel to face Jamaica on Thursday

Mexico City. With incorporation on Monday from Hirving chucky Lozano, Edson Alvarez, Eric Gutierrez and Gerardo Arteaga, who play in Europe, formed the Mexican team that will play the next three duels in the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers, against Jamaica, Costa Rica and Panama.

This Way, Team Tricolor, directed by Gerardo stammer Martino will head to Kingston on Tuesday to face the first of his three commitments, which will take place on Thursday, January 27, against Jamaica.

For his part, midfielder Hector Herrera confirmed that Al-Ittihad is within tripartite He will help them get a ticket to Qatar 2022, and confirms the existing support for the coach.

“When results and goals are not achieved, it is normal for such things to arise, but Martino’s support and work are not at stake. We did not achieve positive results, which is an obligation for Mexico; we also lost two finals.

“We know the way and what we want and shouldn’t put that at risk, not to mention at such an important time as qualifying. The federation should come out, it should be on everyone’s side, and if we go to the World Cup, we will not only go, but We’ll all go.”

He also stated that he would like to have a crowd for the next two World Cup qualifiers at the Estadio Azteca, against Costa Rica (January 30) and Panama (February 2), in order to put pressure on the opponent.

“When you play in a country like Honduras, Panama, Jamaica, El Salvador, the fans are stressing from the start, they play music so we don’t rest well, and when you go into the field, they make you feel unwelcome, and in Mexico, we are not, the Azteca stadium is so big. Very luxurious and beautiful, but I don’t feel the atmosphere is so intense that the opponent says ‘I screwed up’, in this aspect we can be stronger, I would like to see more people participating in the team.”

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In turn, the chucky Lozano, who plays for Napoli, will miss the match against Reggie Boys Because of the warnings he received in the last two matches against El Salvador and Canada, which were played in October and November last year respectively.

Meanwhile, striker Raul Jimenez arrived in Mexico City on Sunday evening to join the focus of the tricolor team, which started on Saturday at the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) High Performance Center.

Although everything seems to indicate that his participation is in doubt, as he showed muscle discomfort that prevented him from being called up to last Saturday’s duel in which his team Wolverhampton beat Brentford 2-1 in the English Premier League.

Despite the potential loss of Jimenez and suspension of Lozano, tripartite He is bound to get good results in this FIFA history, because at the moment he is third in the CONCACAF octagonal final, tied on points with Panama (14), but he is in a better place thanks to the goal difference. Canada and the United States top the rankings, adding 16 and 15 units, respectively.

If they lose in the following matches, Mexico will jeopardize their direct World Cup ticket, as only the top three in the final eight qualify in this way, and the fourth will have to play an Intercontinental playoff against the winner of the Oceania tie.

Jamaica, which is sixth in the octagonal group with seven units, has called up to this date seven players playing in England, among them striker Michael Antonio, one of its main characters, who will be able this time to face Mexico after last September. Many of his teammates were unable to travel to the country due to the covid-19 protocols implemented by the Premier League.

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In the face of the upcoming knockout matches against Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica, Reggie Boys They played a friendly match last Friday against Peru, and despite their 3-0 defeat, their coach Paul Hall confirmed that it was a “good rehearsal”.


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