Following Mexico’s big upset in the last Under-20 World Cup in which they failed to go through the group state, Diego Lainez is whishing a revenge as soon as possible. That revenge could be just around the corner, but still, it could represent a risk. He will soon have to take a decision that could bring him lots of trouble.
After the big blow that world soccer suffered in 2020 because of the serious health situation around the world, lots of important competitions scheduled for last year were postponed to 2021. One of those is the CONCACAF pre-Olympic tournament to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from March 18 to March 30.
What’s the problem with this? The Pre-Olympic tournaments are not considered in the FIFA’s calendar. Therefore, if players are called-up to take part in the competition, their clubs have the authority to deny them permission to travel. Therefore, despite Mexico’s U23 coach Raúl Gutiérrez could call him up, Betis still can request him to stay in the club.
The CONCACAF Pre-Olympic tournament will select the two teams that will represent the Confederation in the Tokyo Olympic Games in July and August. Countries like Germany, Spain, France, Argentina and Brazil have already qualified. During the tournament Betis will face their fierce rivals Sevilla in La Liga.