Mexico National Team will face the game against El Salvador on Wednesday night with the objective of earning at least one point to secure their direct passage to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as the most that Costa Rica aspires is to tie in points both USMNT and El Tri if they win their match against the Americans.
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El Salvador is one of the worst teams in the current CONCACAF Qualifiers, which means that the Aztec squad will have an easy win, at least on paper, as El Tri has dealt with a lack of goals since the 2021 Gold Cup, as they haven't scored more than two goals since the group stage.
That same lack of goals is the thing that has the Aztec squad having to wait for the last game of the World Cup Qualifiers to know if they will avoid the playoffs or will have to wait until June to know if they are making it to Qatar 2022.
The uncertainty that the irregular results has caused in both FMF and within Liga MX owners, could provoke the dismissal of Gerardo “Tata” Martino, as reports suggest that they are already looking for a new coach that can help El Tri have a worthy performance in the world Cup.
Who are the coaches that could arrive in El Tri?
The Mexican newspaper El Universal reported that there’s three coaches in the mix to replace Gerardo Martino once the FIFA match window is over, starting with Miguel Herrera, who already knows how El Tri works.
The second coach was proposed by Alejandro Irarragorri and Grupo Orlegi, one of the most influential groups in recent year in Mexican soccer, as they believe Diego Cocca will do a great job in El Tri, given that he was the coach that manage to break the Atlas’ 71-year streak without a title.
The last coach that FMF is considering is Guillermo Almada, who has proved to be one of the most consistent coaches in Liga MX in recent years, as he had solid performances with Santos Laguna and for Clausura 2022 has Club Pachuca as Liga MX leaders.
Nicolás Larcamón, another possibility
The Club Puebla coach, Nicolás Larcamón, is another potential replacement for Martino as he has helped La Franja to become a real contender for the Liga MX title after just three seasons with them. The issue with the Argentine coach is the lack of experience with big and pressuring teams.