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The reason why Sebastián Córdova will be in the World Cup even if he doesn’t play with Tigres

He hasn’t lived up to the expectations.

He doesn’t have regularity with Tigres.
He doesn’t have regularity with Tigres.

Mexico National Team faced their first friendly game of the year on Wednesday night, in Camping World Stadium, in Orlando, Florida, against Guatemala National Team, in a game where one of the biggest surprises was Sebastián Córdova, who wore the jersey number 10.

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After his debut with Club Necaxa in Liga MX in 2018 and his return to Club América in 2019, Sebastián Córdova hasn’t been able to gain the regularity that was expected for a player of his talent, as he even was erased by Santiago Solari last season.

That led him to disappear from the call-ups of the Mexican national team, as he was a regular in Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s list prior the CONCACAF Qualifiers, and he even was a protagonist in the Tokyo Olympics, where he played six games and scored four goals.

Now, with Tigres, Córdova has tried to gain regularity thanks to the trust that Miguel Herrera has in him, although he’s had a hard time adapting, given that it took 14 games for him to score his first goal. That doesn’t stopped Martino to call him for the friendly game.

He has ensured his place in the World Cup

His call-up to the friendly game against Guatemala was a sign of Martino’s intentions for the future, as the Argentine coach is still trying to fill the last spots on the roster for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, especially on the offense, as there isn’t a striker that can score consistently.

According to David Medrano, from TV Azteca, Gerardo Martino already defined 20 of the 26 spots that El Tri will have for Qatar and given that Córdova knows well the system that Martino has implemented, he’s considered as one of the players that will take one of the six remainder spots.

That’s why Martino trusted him with the number 10, as alongside Roberto “Piojo” Alvarado, Córdova is one of the most functional players for the Argentine coach, outside of the 20 players that he already has considered for the final roster.

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What “Tata” Martino is looking to do with the addition of Córdova, even if he’s not going through his best moment, is to have a revulsive for the midfield, given that Héctor Herrera and Andrés Guardado are injury-prone, and Carlos “Charly” Rodríguez might not be ready.

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