The Dutch coach indicated that the selective has as a priority the UEFA Nations League
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Frank de Boer indicated that he preferred not to face Mexico (Photo: EFE / EPA / PETER POWELL / File)
The Mexican Soccer Team will face the Netherlands on Wednesday, October 7, at the Johan Cruyff Arena, on the first FIFA date.
Frank de Boer , coach of the Dutch national team, indicated at a press conference that he would have avoided facing the Mexican team. “ Ideally, I would not have played Mexico , we would have had a calmer week. Better preparation ”.
The Dutch representative has the UEFA Nations League as a priority , a tournament in which he ranks second in Group A, with three units. On Sunday, October 11, they will face Bosnia and Herzegovina and on Wednesday, October 14, they will face Italy.
In relation to these commitments, the coach of the Netherlands mentioned that “they are the most important for us . That is also important in view of the World Cup and the ranking ”.
Alan Pulido, Rodolfo Pizarro, Jonathan Dos Santos and Orbelín Pineda in training prior to facing the Netherlands (Photo: Twitter @ miseleccionmx)
He added: “Some footballers arrived at 4 in the morning and they have a match to play on Wednesday. I've had better preparations, although all the players are used to it ”.
A group of players from the Mexican National Team arrived in Amsterdam on October 2, as they concluded their activities in their respective teams, the rest of the players arrived, practically the delegation is complete.
Wednesday's match will be the ninth between the two teams, in which Mexico won three times , while the Netherlands won four times and a draw. Meanwhile, they have met twice in the World Cup and six have been in preparation.
This meeting was announced by the Mexican Football Federation on July 20, since the Mexican national team had to cancel the first two preparation matches that it had agreed to against Greece and the Czech Republic in March, as a result of the health emergency due to coronavirus. The same situation occurred with the match against Colombia that was scheduled for May 30.
Orbelin Pineda was called up to the national team due to the resignation of Hirving Lozano (Photo: Twitter @ miseleccionmx)
The friendly match against Costa Rica was also canceled and the federation of the latter country reported that ” by not having a confirmed outlook less than eight days before the match .”
Situation for which Mexico faced Guatemala (3-0), previously said match, the last time that the selective had played was on November 19, 2019, when they beat Bermuda 2-1, in the Nations League from Concacaf.
For Tuesday , October 13 , Mexico will face Algeria , at the Cars Jeans Stadium in The Hague, Netherlands.
The duel between both representatives will be the second , since the first time they met was at the Azteca Stadium, on December 7, 1985, a match that was part of a home run called Mexico 85.
The Mexican National Team will face Algeria on October 13 (Photo: Twitter @ miseleccionmx)
The Mexican team won 2-0 and the goals were scored by Manuel Negrete and Tomás Boy (penalty).
The African representative is under the command of the French Djamel Belmand, since 2018, and with whom they were champions of the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) confirmed on Sunday October 4 the withdrawal of Hirving “Chucky” Lozano in the call of the Mexican team.
“This, due to the measures that have been taken by the Health Authority of the Campania Region, including Naples, due to the new outbreak of COVID-19 in the Italian League,” the FMF statement said. And the technical body of the Selection decided to summon Orbelín Pineda.