UNTIL THE END
The final list of teams to play the 2022 World Cup will be 26, which means that in the case of Mexico, the coach would have to sacrifice five of those summoned for the duels against Peru and Colombia. There are several positions where there are three players per position, and some such as right back, right center back and left back, where there are only two, which is a sign that where there are three there could be the helmsman’s doubts. There are three center backs on the left, Moreno, Johan and Angulo. Three central midfielders: Edson, Romo and Sánchez, three from the right, Herrera, Charli and Beltrán and three from the left, Guardado, Gutiérrez and Chávez, the same situation at both ends where, on the one hand, there are: Orbelín, Antuna and Lainez, and on the other Lozano, Vega and Alvarado, and in the case of the center forward there are four: Jiménez, Funes Mori, Henry and Chaquito, and in this case the coach has said that he will take three.
IT DIDN’T REACH THEM
Rodolfo Pizarro, Cata Domínguez, Osvaldo Rodríguez and Jonathan Orozco accompanied almost the entire process of Gerardo Martino and it was not enough for them to enter the most important call, which indicates that their chances of attending the World Cup are minimal. Of all of them, Pizarro was the one who had the most opportunities, however, with the trip to the MLS, the striker was unable to recover his level. In the case of Cata, he was in almost all the calls, although he did not play much, but he was always an option as a central defender or even as a winger. Osvaldo Rodríguez was outmatched in battle by Gerardo Arteaga, who grew up emigrating to Europe. In Martino’s first months of work, Jonathan Orozco called the coach’s attention to fight to be the second goalkeeper, however, the goalkeeper failed to convince and was surpassed by Cota.
Marcelo Flores was never an option thinking about the World Cup and the coaching staff always visualized him for the next Olympic cycle. Sebastián Córdova became a starter in some Octagonal games and Martino I had it in mind, but with the change from America to tigers the midfielder lost level that he did not recover. The most surprising case is that of Carlos Acevedo, because when he was considered he was the fifth option, below Ochoa, Talavera, Cota and Orozco, however, with the last performances in his club it was thought that it could be enough for him to sneak into the third place and it was not.