Without Hirving Lozano vs Jamaica to comment, two home matches behind closed doors, one against Panama that is threatening to be sent to the Rebechag area and overtaken by the United States in the upcoming FIFA rankings, this is the dark panorama with which the Mexican national team ends in 2021 and begins in 2022, Where is the World Cup in Qatar?
This Saturday, November 20, coach Gerardo Martino will turn 59, with few sporting reasons to celebrate.
The words of “Tata” that seek calm and seek to instill confidence are no longer sufficient. The regression of the three colors depends on the numbers. He lost only 1 out of 22 matches he played between 2019 and 2020. Now he already has 6 defeats in the same number of matches, 22 matches, but only so far this year.
The fateful 2021 has the trio without Nations League and Gold Cup titles, and now even third in the octagon, separated only by the Repechage district on goal difference.
Nearly two and a half months of utter suffering is coming. Nobody cares about the December 8 friendly match against Chile, which is another duel for more dollars in the US.
The focus will be January 27, 2022, when Mexico visits Jamaica in Kingston without their top attacking player, “Chucky” Lozano, suspended for accumulating yellow cards.
Then come two matches at the Azteca Stadium, against Costa Rica on January 30 and against Panama on February 2, both behind closed doors.
The FMF is incorporating a well-thought-out plea to get FIFA to reduce, for the second time in this round, a two-game veto of yelling considered homophobic.
Panama, with or without people, is a team that has outstanding accounts with Mexico. In 2013, he was left out of Repechage due to two mishaps: Chilean Raul Jimenez and then Graham Zusi’s goal.
Panamanian started FIFA history in November, the last of the year, with 8 units, and finished with 14. The tricolor started on the 14th and ended the same way after falling against the United States and Canada.
To make matters worse, @2010MisterChip predicted that for the first time since July 2015, the United States would overtake Mexico in the FIFA rankings, which reward the top seven in the rankings as seed at the World Cup.
Tata has less than two and a half months to fix the mess in the defence, center and front of the tricolor.