Sensitive loss in Mexico: Jesus “Tecatito” Corona will not play the World Cup

The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) confirmed today that striker Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, figure of Sevilla of Spain, could not recover from the serious injury he suffered in August and will not be part of the squad that will play the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Corona, 29, suffered a torn fibula and ligaments in his left ankle during a training session in Seville on Aug. 19 and was hoping to make it to the World Cup.

In fact, the coach of the Mexican national team, the Argentine Gerardo “Tata” Martino, included him in the previous list required by FIFA, but finally it was decided to exclude him since he has not yet been medically discharged. The National Team will continue to monitor his evolution, waiting for Jesus to have a successful and soon return to the courts, “added the official text. With the loss of Corona confirmed, Martino has the options of Rogelio Funes Mori (Monterrey), Santiago Giménez (Feyenoord), Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton), Hirving Lozano (Napoli), Henry Martín (América) and Alexis Vega (Chivas) in attack. According to the Mexican press, if Jimenez, who is recovering from pubalgia and has not played since late August, is in good condition, he would take the last place from Santiago Giménez, son of “Chacho”, former striker of Boca and Independiente, among others. In the World Cup, Mexico will be in Group C along with the teams of Poland, Argentina and Saudi Arabia. He will debut on November 22 against Poland, four days later he will play against Argentina and close the first phase against Saudi Arabia on November 30.

Original source in Spanish

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