Why Mexico can play the Copa America again in 2024

Mexico may return to Copa America after eight years of absence (Image: Twitter / @larazachicago)

The dream of reaching a continental championship more competitive than the one offered by the CONCACAF team to the Mexican national team may become a reality in 2024. Possibility to appeal a file America’s Cupthe continent’s most prestigious national team tournament, is viable thanks to the fact that Mexico will host the World Cup after Qatar 2022. In that sense, Tri’s football calendar will allow him to make a comeback after an eight-year absence.

Being one of the three organizing countries for the 2026 World Cup, MexicoAlong with the United States and Canada secured ticketfor which they will be Exempted from participating in the Concacaf Octagonal Final. In this sense, by not having an international commitment for the said period, the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) Find options so players get to the fair as best they can.

The The forty-eighth edition of the Copa America It is scheduled to be played in between the World Cup Finals, i.e. in 2024. On the other hand, the gold cupthe tournament that the tricolor must play to belong to the Federation of North, Central America and the Caribbean, is played every two years. In this sense, the editions 2023 and 2025 They will not prevent the Federation from agreeing to participate in the second oldest international competition in the world.

In her latest post, Mexico was crushed by Chile (Image: Associated Press)
In her latest post, Mexico was crushed by Chile (Image: Associated Press)

Another argument for returning to the Copa America is the need to The national players prepare for a year in advance and have the best possible level to appear in the World Cup. In this way, the level of demand for the teams in Southern Cone will be an essential test for the Aztec team to improve its level of competition and be a candidate for the world title.

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According to information released by Globalism, The Moroccan Football Association had already begun the necessary negotiations so that Mexico could return to the tournament. However, the journalist ESPNAnd the Fernando Palomo, confirming that the copy is wrong. “Copa America with teams from all over the continent, in 2024 in the United States, It’s fake. Denied by both unions. There are no conversations about it,” he posted on his profile Twitter.

In 2016, the United States hosted the Centennial Copa America. that was The last time a Mexican delegation participated in the exhibition. Juan Carlos Osorio was the strategic planner at the helm of the national team and managed to move past the first place in the group stage. However, in the quarter-finals Lost 7-0 to Chile Who was crowned champion in the end.

The Mexican national team has been criticized for the level of football it has shown in recent years (Image: Twitter / @miseleccionmx)
The Mexican national team has been criticized for the level of football it has shown in recent years (Image: Twitter / @miseleccionmx)

Throughout history, with ten, Mexico is the team that has received the most invitations from CONMEBOL To compete in the Copa America. Although he was shown mostly competitive role, he was never crowned. His presence is no longer certain, presumably because a change of tournament format would prevent Tre from playing in the Gold Cup, although David Fittelson cited other reasons.

in its extensive history, Mexico reached the final in Ecuador 1993 and Colombia 2001, Although in both versions he had to settle for a runner-up. On the other hand, on eight occasions they managed to get past the group stage while they were there Five stayed in the quarter-finals. Luis Hernandez Matador He is the one with the most goals with Tricolor in the tournament.

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It is worth noting that CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez, in recent days, He invited Leon and Pachuca to play the Copa Libertadores de America. However, none of the institutions confirmed their participation.

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