Mexican national team boss Juan Carlos Osorio says that the upcoming 2017 Confederations Cup will be a great test for his team ahead of the real deal.
Defending Olympic champions Mexico has been drawn in the same group as Germany, Fiji, and South Korea.
The draw was held on Thursday in the mythic Maracana Stadium in Brazil.
Mexico is the defending Olympics champions after having beaten Brazil 2-1 in the 2012 final in London. They qualified for this year Olympics by winning the CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship. They will be accompanied by Honduras, who is the other finalist for the CONCACAF.
Barcelona might be interested in signing Mesut Ozil in the summer with the Spanish club preparing a player and money deal.
There is a special clause in Ozil contract that specifies that Real Madrid has the first refusal in case he is sold to a rival Spanish club. So as to circumvent this clause, Barcelona will try to offer players in exchange of Ozil.
The head coach of the Mexican national football team Juan Carlos Osorio does not want to see Mexican players making a move to the American League the MLS, as the Mexican manager considers that league to be a place where performers go to retire and it’s not as competitive compared to others.
"I believe that when a footballer is in his peak he should play in Europe and not MLS. MLS is for the end of a career and not for when a footballer still has a lot to give." Mexico’s Juan Osorio said.
The organization of World Cup 2014 in Brazil saw a number of foreign people coming to the country and while, most of them made their way just to support their favourite players; they explored the countryside as well and visited the famous places.
The maximum number of people came from Argentina which was obvious as it’s in the neighbourhood, but, if you see the number of people travelling in from the other countries which are not situated nearby Brazil, the countries from Europe, that number is quite high too.
Edinson Cavani has opened the door towards a potential return to Napoli by admitting that the Italian club has a special place in his heart and that he could return one day.
Cavani moved from Napoli in a £ 55 million deal and became one of the world’s most expensive players. However, his time at PSG has not been a happy place from the start. Cavani has played the back up to Zlatan Ibrahimovic ever since we moved to the French club. The Uruguayan is clearly not happy with the importance he is being given at the French club.
Manchester United’s Daley Blind has been of paramount importance to the team since joining them in a £ 16 million deal from the Dutch league last summer. The arrival of the Dutchman was largely overlooked due to the signing of Angel di Maria.
Mexico manager Miguel Herrera remains confident that the national team will be able to make a huge impact at the Copa America.
The chances of Mexico being regarded as one of the title winners are extremely low largely because the national team will be without a number of top players due to the CONCACAF's Gold Cup. This tournament will take place in July and most of the European-based players in the Mexican national team will be involved in this tournament as well. Due to the clashes of interest, it is likely that Herrera will have a depleted squad at his disposal.
When Mexico took on Ecuador the previous week, all eyes were on Chicharito.
The striker had not been playing that much of Football for the Los Blancos. So, obviously, there were concerns about the possible rustiness in his play, but, he started and seemed as if he was in as good a rhythm as ever.
He made commence straightaway and Mexico was up 1-0 within 15 minutes of the start of the game.
It’s not only the fact that Hernandez found the back of the net; it’s his overall display which was heartening to see.
Mexico and United States have a football rivalry which began as early as the 1930’s when both national teams faced off in a game that would decide which squad was going to earn their qualification ticket to the 1934 World Cup and this match was eventually won by United States as the American outfit claimed a 4-2 triumph.
Even though there is a big rivalry between the Mexican and American teams, the manager of the Mexican national side Miguel Herrera does not believe that it’s going to be a problem to see many of his players joining the Major League Soccer.