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Mexico vs Jamaica: Will Raúl Jiménez be able to play in the World Cup Qualifiers? Here is what is known

The Mexican was injured with Wolverhampton and therefore was not fielded in the match against Brentford and from there, alarm bells rang in the Mexican national soccer team.

Raúl Jimenez has played five matches with 'El Tri' in the final octagon and has scored one goal in 364 minutes.
Raúl Jimenez has played five matches with 'El Tri' in the final octagon and has scored one goal in 364 minutes.

The Mexican Soccer Federation has put on the alert lights because for the Mexico vs Jamaica match, everyone is wondering: will Raúl Jiménez be able to play in the World Cup Qualifying? And here is what is known about the situation. 

Alarm bells started ringing in the Mexican national team on January 22 when it was known that the Mexican Lobo would not be fielded against Brentford in a Premier League match and when the reason was revealed, Gerardo Martino's El Tri went into a state of alert. 

Apparently, according to the team's coach, Bruno Lage, the player was not included in the match because he had muscle discomfort and they preferred to keep him. "He has problems in the calf area. We don't want to risk him to avoid major problems". 

This was revealed at the Wolverhampton Wanderers press conference, which immediately caught the attention of everyone involved with the Mexican national team, especially Gerardo Martino.

Will Raúl Jiménez be able to play in the World Cup Qualifiers? And here is what is known about the situation

According to ESPN Digital, which had direct access to Wolves' information, the chances that Raúl Jiménez will be able to play in the World Cup Qualifying for Qatar 2022 are minimal

However, the Mexican striker, who plays in the Premier League, will attend the call-up to support his national teammates, and, above all, he will attend due to Gerardo Martino's vision on national team call-ups

According to the Mexico coach, camaraderie and team spirit must prevail in his teams, so if Jiménez cannot play, he can still support his teammates from the bench during the World Cup Qualifiers. 

Raúl Jiménez, in doubt to help Mexico's national team to Qatar 2022

Since the news of his injury, Bruno Lage stated that it would be best for the Mexican national team doctors to check him to evaluate his condition

Therefore, the doctors of the Mexican National Team will wait for the results of the medical exams to make a decision.

And they will make a thorough analysis of the situation since the coaching staff could reserve the striker against Jamaica and wait a few days to be taken into account against Costa Rica and Panama.

Raúl Jimenez has played five matches with 'El Tri' in the final octagon and has scored one goal in 364 minutes, his last goal was against El Salvador in October last year. 

In the absence of further information, the only thing left to do is to wait for the results of the tests that the Mexican national team's doctors will perform on the player. 

But if Jiménez is unable to play in the call-up, Gerardo Martino has a squad that can help him make up for the absence of one of his star players

If he cannot count on him, Martino can still count on Henry Martín (América), Uriel Antuna (Cruz Azul), Alexis Vega (Chivas), Rogelio Funes Mori (Monterrey), Hirving Lozano (Napoli, Italy) and Jesús Corona (Sevilla).

Will Jiménez be able to play in the World Cup Qualifiers? That will be known later this week.

Walter Gabriel Estrella Yah.

Journalist with more than 10 years of experience. Puma UNAM at heart. Fan of the most beautiful sport on the planet. I currently cover Liga MX, MLS, Premier League, Mexican National Team and USMNT. Always attentive to the latest world soccer news.+ info

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