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Another Argentinean wants to play for Mexico's national team: who is it?

He is already a Mexican citizen and is waiting for Gerardo Martino's call, as happened with Rogelio Funes Mori.

In the middle of 2021, Rogelio Funes Mori received the call from Gerardo Martino
In the middle of 2021, Rogelio Funes Mori received the call from Gerardo Martino

In the middle of 2021, Rogelio Funes Mori became a Mexican citizen and immediately received the call from Gerardo Martino to represent El Tri. This fact divided opinions. The need for his goals in the absence of Raúl Jiménez due to injury was clear, but there were those who were opposed to adopting a player born in another country. Now, there is someone who wants to follow in the twin's footsteps.

Rubens Sambueza does not give up hope

Rubens Sambueza has been showing his quality in Liga MX for many years. He has played for several teams and in all of them, he made it clear that his left foot is something special. He played for León, Pachuca, Pumas UNAM, Deportivo Toluca and América. He spent the longest time with the Águilas, leaving an everlasting footprint in the Nido.

At América he scored 26 goals and assisted 47 times in 193 matches, as well as winning two domestic tournaments and two Concachampions during his entire stay between 2012 and 2016.

Now, he has joined Atlético San Luis on a free transfer and expects to continue showing a good performance. In the last tournament, with Toluca, he scored four goals and gave six assists in 17 games. Now the dream is renewed and expectations are high.

Wants a spot in Mexico national soccer team

Born in Neuquén, he started his career in River, but he played almost exclusively in Mexico. After several years of success in Mexico, he became a Mexican citizen in October 2013. Since then he has been just one more. Now, at the age of 38 and after the great tournament he has just had, he hopes to receive a call from 'Tata' Martino to represent the national team.

"Until the day I retire, I'm going to keep dreaming, striving to achieve what I want. I'm going to work hard to be in the Mexican national team and because I believe that by trying hard I can have a chance," said Sambu in an interview with ESPN.

Some time ago, when he was having a great performance, Rubens had his chance to represent El Tri but FIFA guidelines at the time prohibited him from doing so. Now he may have a new chance if Martino wishes to have his services.

For now, he has new challenges ahead of him and is far from the idea of retirement. "For now I don't think about it, you never know. It depends on many factors. Today I try to enjoy myself and my teammates with whom I train day by day. Sincerely I would not like it to come, and if it does, may it be in the best way," he said.

"If the young players don't put pressure on me, I'll keep playing. Sometimes I laugh because I jokingly tell the younger players on the teams I've played on: 'If you don't put pressure on me, I'm going to play until I get tired and feel the desire to retire. If you don't put pressure on me, this old man is going to keep playing," he added.

Hugo Alberto Walls Gómez

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