Mexico National Team have yet to wait until the last game of the CONCACAF Qualifiers to know if they will have direct passage to the 2022 FIFA World Cup or if they will have to wait for the playoffs until June.
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A draw or a victory against El Salvador will grant them one of the last available tickets to Qatar 2022, as in CONCACAF there’s only one team classified, Canada, who most likely will be the leader of the Qualifiers in the confederation.
Mexico National Team currently stands third with 25 points as a result of seven victories, four draws and two defeats, tied in points with USMNT, although the Stars and Stripes have a better goal difference, a stat that will define the remainder two spots if both teams win on Wednesday.
Gerardo “Tata” Martino hasn’t found a way to make the team secure the games from thestart, as they usually have the possession but haven’t manage to score before the last 20 minutes, something that is going to be a big problem in the World Cup.
Martino has his days numbered in El Tri
Not even the classification to Qatar would save Martino, as Liga MX owners are trying to cut short his stint given the irregular results and poor performances, which is why Hugo Sánchez already raised the hand to be considered as his replacement.
During his participation in one of ESPN shows, he revealed that he would like to be considered as a possible replacement for Martino, as he’s even willing to arrive for free, given that for Mexico, he would do anything.
The only thing he would ask in return is that the Mexican Football Federation pays for his expenses, something that would cost FMF less than a third of the $2.2 million that they’re currently paying Gerardo Martino.
Sánchez’s numbers with El Tri
Hugo Sánchez already coached the Mexican national team in the past, from 2006 to 2008, although he didn’t have the expected results, as he couldn’t classify the U-23 squad to the Olympics. With the senior squad, Sánchez coached 26 games, winning 13, tying 9 and losing the remainder 4.