Mexico National Team already knows the teams that they will face in the stage group of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, after they had to wait until the last game of the CONCACAF Qualifiers to ensure direct passage to Qatar.
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The Aztec squad will start their journey on November 22, when they face Poland in the game that will mostly define the second team that will make it to the round of 16 alongside Argentina, the clear favorites from Group C.
On November 26, El Tri will face their second game, this time against Argentina, team that has beaten the Mexican national team in three occasions in the World Cup. Finally, on November 30, they will close their participation against Saudi Arabia, in what it seems to be the easiest of the games.
Gerardo “Tata” Martino has yet to decide who are the players that will be part of the roster he takes to the World Cup, especially after FIFA authorized to have three more players, giving Martino the opportunity to call at least three young players, including Carlos Acevedo.
Will Acevedo make it to Qatar 2022?
Carlos Acevedo never gave up even if Gerardo Martino didn’t consider him for most of the CONCACAF Qualifiers, and his endurance paid off as he received his first call-up for the last FIFA match window, even if he didn’t have minutes on the pitch.
During the training sessions, he was one of the players that impressed the most, as not only Gerardo Martino and his coaching staff had praise words for him, but also other players in the roster, including fellow goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera.
Talavera, who will be 40 years old when the World Cup starts, said that he believes that Acevedo is El Tri’s goalkeeper of the future and that it will be a shame if he wasn’t considered to be part of the roster for Qatar 2022.
Talavera ready to leave his place for Acevedo
It’s no lie to say that Alfredo Talavera is one of the most experienced players in El Tri, but the lack of continuity and the imposition of Ochoa thanks to the sponsors never let him show his full potential with the Aztec squad, and now that his career is almost over, he wouldn’t mind stepping down from El Tri to give his place to Carlos Acevedo, as he knows it’s time for a generational change.