All the fans of the Mexican National Team are wondering why Tata Martino will be absent for the next match of El Tri against Guatemala, and the answer could not be more shocking.
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And it is shocking because as far as it is known, this would be the same reason why Martino could not accompany the Mexican National Team to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022.
This is the reason why Tata Martino will be absent from El Tri's next match against Guatemala
The reason why Gerardo Martino will be absent from El Tri's next match against Guatemala is that the head coach of the Mexican National Team is still not recovering from the retinal detachment he suffered a few months ago.
According to the statement released by the Mexican National Team, "The coach has not received medical clearance from the surgical procedure he underwent last February, which prevents him from traveling by plane to avoid any risk to his vision".
Jorge Theiler, under the close supervision of Gerardo Martino, will be in charge of the game against Guatemala, in this friendly match that will serve as preparation for El Tri and the coach to have a better performance, with a view to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022.
The problem has haunted Martino
This is not the first time that the head coach of the Mexican National Soccer Team has been unable to travel with the team to its matches outside Mexico, as the same thing happened to him in the last World Cup Qualifiers.
Martino had to miss the games against Costa Rica, Panama, and Honduras because, according to medical recommendations, he is still unable to board a plane due to pressure changes.
These pressure changes could damage the health of his right eye, which is where he suffered the retinal detachment that has affected him so much. It was in September 2021 when Martino underwent an operation to treat this health problem, and in early April he underwent a new operation.
The operation he underwent this month was through laser technology since he had a blocked tear duct.
Will Gerardo Martino be able to travel to Qatar in 2022?
One of the questions most asked by El Tri fans is whether "Tata" will be able to travel with the Mexican National Team to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022.
And the main impediment would be precisely the health problem in his right eye since it is a fact that he cannot board a plane until he has recovered.
And due to this doubt, the press and fans of El Tri have not stopped speculating that Martino will be replaced on the bench of the Mexican National Team. But so far Martino remains the head coach of El Tri until there are no further developments in the matter.