The goalkeeper suffered an injury before the match between Cruz Azul and Pumas de la UNAM, which deprived him of playing the match that ended in victory for the Auriazules
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Alfredo Talavera was dropped from the Mexican team due to injury (Photo: Carl Recine / Reuters)
Alfredo Talavera , goalkeeper of the Pumas de UNAM , was left out of the call of the Mexican team. This is due to the injury he suffered prior to the duel between the Auriazules and Cruz Azul this Saturday, where La Maquina lost at home (1-2).
Through a press release, the Tricolor's general sports management informed that the goalkeeper will not travel to the Austrian tour , where the team led by the Argentine Gerardo “Tata” Martino will face South Korea and Japan.
In turn, the organization of the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) announced the player who will replace the goalkeeper of the felines. In his place will go Rodolfo Cota , who is the goalkeeper of the leader León and the most regular team in Liga MX.
So far, the university club has not released details of the injury or Tala's recovery time. The only thing that is known is that the goalkeeper presented a muscle discomfort in the adductor , according to what was said by coach Andrés Lillini at a press conference.
Instead of Tala, Rodolfo Cota will go, who is the goalkeeper of the leader León and the most regular team in the MX League (Photo: Twitter / @miseleccionmx)
“The first information I have from him and the doctor was that in a jump, in the warm-up, in the turn he does, he threw the adductor and he had that discomfort, I really don't know it , but in a That is the principle ”, said the coach.
To this loss of the absolute selection of Mexico is added that of Erick Aguirre , footballer of the Tuzos del Pachuca. The 23-year-old midfielder was one of the 15 infected in the COVID-19 outbreak that the Bella Airosa club had.
It is worth remembering that the Tricolor will have their second tour of Europe , where they will face South Korea on November 14 and Japan on November 17 in Austria . However, the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has not yet confirmed either the stadium or the city where the matches will take place.
These were not the only injuries that caused a readjustment in the Tri squad, but this time it was in the U-23 category . The sports general direction also reported the loss of Johan Vásquez, defender of the Pumas.
Johan Vásquez was dropped from the Mexican Under-23 team due to injury (Photo: Twitter / @miseleccionmx)
Andrés Lillini replaced the defender with Gerardo Moreno in the 42nd minute of the first half due to discomfort. The club from the Mexican capital has not given any reports on the severity of the footballer's injury or his time off the pitch.
The place vacated by Vázquez in the junior team already has a name. In his place will attend Jesús Angulo , defender of the Zorros del Atlas , who added more than 1,273 minutes on the field of play this season.
This age-restricted representative will not have friendly matches, but will have a concentration at the High Performance Center (CAR). Those led by Jaime Lozano will train from this Sunday until November 15.
This with a view to the search for the ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, postponed to next year. It is worth mentioning that the qualifying tournament for the summer joust is suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.