Mexico will play duels against Canada and Jamaica behind closed doors, due to poor behavior in the stands during the pre-Olympic period.
FIFA has confirmed that the penalty for two matches without an audience in front of the Mexican Football Federation must be decided in the next two official matches on Mexican soil.At the start of the match heading to Qatar 2022 against Jamaica s Canada, despite the fact that the fine originated in the Olympic tricolor match.
FIFA confirmed to ESPN Digital that “the sanction refers to the next two official matches on home soil that a representative of the Mexican Football Federation will play independently of the category.”
The Mexican national team managed by Gerardo Martino must pay the penalty that originated in pre-Olympic CONCACAF Since the FIFA Disciplinary Code makes it clear that the penalty belongs to the association to which the representative belongs, regardless of the category.
“If one or more followers of a federation or club adopts the behavior described in Section 1 (violating the dignity or integrity of a country, person or group of people), the following disciplinary measures may be imposed in the Federation,” read in the FIFA Disciplinary Code Regulations.
The next two matches on Mexican soil will be the qualifying round for Qatar 2022. One will be against Jamaica, on their debut, on September 2, and the other against Canada on October 7. The Gold Cup matches cannot be considered because it is a competition organized by CONCACAF.