In a match that left much to be desired between Mexico and Guatemala, where it ended in a goalless draw, the players selected for Mexico could not show their best version to impress 'Tata', and hardly any of them will be called for Qatar 2022.
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Alejandro Zendejas on the right flank, Luis Chávez as a midfielder, and Roberto Alvarado with some approaches to the opponent's goal were the most colorful aspects of a drab match that left a bittersweet taste.
Not even the entrance of Marcelo Flores, the boy who has caused so much expectation, caused the tricolor crowd to wake up in the old stands of Camping World Stadium.
There was more excitement off the field
That is why the organizers of the match decided to put on the huge screens the image of a DJ (62'), whose mission was to wake up the almost 40,000 fans who had so few opportunities to celebrate.
The dynamic was repeated nine minutes later with the traditional "Cielito Lindo", the unofficial Mexican anthem at sporting events.
Because the friendly against Guatemala (0-0) was just as Gerardo Martino had imagined: of little use to an alternative team, full of good intentions but little soccer.
It was clear why virtually none of these players have any hope of making it to the Qatar 2022 World Cup.