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Mexico National Team is close to losing this striker and it’s Martino’s fault

So far, he's scored 90 goals with the Academy team of Uruguayan side Defensor Sporting Club.

He decided to call Funes Mori instead.
He decided to call Funes Mori instead.

Gerardo “Tata” Martino’sdecisions might cost Mexico National Team yet anotherplayer, this time a young striker that so far, has scored over 90 goals with the Academy team of Uruguayan side Defensor Sporting Club.

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But instead of giving players like him or Marcelo Flores a chance to prove themselves with the senior squad, Martino decided to call Rogelio Funes Mori to fill the spot Raúl Jiménez left during his recovery. This decision made Diego Abreu decided to try his luck with Uruguay National Team.

Although he made his development un the academy squads of El Tri, during the second semester of 2021 he refused to join Mexico and instead played three games for Uruguay U-20, where he managed to debut with a goal.

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Why did Diego Abreu can play for Uruguay?

Although Diego Abreu was born in Mexico in 2003, he also has the Uruguayan nationality as his father, Sebastián “Loco” Abreu, is a former Uruguayan player. Abreu suffered a torn ACL while playing for the U-20 Uruguay National Team last December, reason why he’ll be out of the pitches for a while and can postpone his decision of which National Team he wants to play for.

Jorge Castro Amézquita

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