Rodolfo Villalobos, the president of the Federation, is planning not to travel to the Aztec nation, due to a problem with the health ministry of that country
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The first match of preparation of the Mexican team is at risk of being canceled (Photo: Twitter / @FMF)
The first game of preparation for the Mexican team is at risk of being canceled. His counterpart from Costa Rica is planning not to travel to the Aztec nation due to a problem with the country's health ministry.
This was confirmed by Rodolfo Villalobos, the president of the Costa Rican Football Federation , in an interview with the local media Teletica Deportes Radio . The leader spoke about the setbacks he has had with Hernán Solano, head of the health ministry.
“It is unfortunate because we presented this more than three weeks ago, unofficially there were no problems, we were calm. This is the time that we are still looking for an answer, I sent an audio to Hernán (Solano) and he does not answer me , “he said.
And it is that the Tica Federation has had problems with the health protocol that the players must carry out when they return to their country. The agency is forcing them to perform isolation for 15 days after the game against Mexico .
Rodolfo Villalobos, president of the Costa Rican Football Federation, and coach Ronald González (Photo: Juan Carlos Ulate / Reuters)
This would be a problem for local clubs. As well as Mexico, the coach Ronald González Brenes would only consider soccer players based in Costa Rica for the trip to Mexico .
“It would be a shame for the country if our national representation, under a strict protocol, where a private plane is paid to travel in a bubble, cannot do it and that a tourist is allowed to enter the country simply with a PCR test”, Villalobos expressed.
The boss of the Costa Rican Federation noted that his body will not receive any proceeds from the match , since the objective is to reactivate the sports part of the selection. In addition, he ruled that if they must perform isolation, they will not travel and will give up the game against Mexico .
This position of the Central American manager was criticized by the local media . One of the reasons is the economic loss and the other the symbolic impact regarding the fight against the epidemic in Costa Rica.
The head of the Costa Rican Federation noted that his body will not receive any proceeds from the game (Photo: Juan Carlos Ulate / Reuters)
According to the Ministry of Health of this country, this Monday they presented 703 new cases of COVID-19, thus adding 65,602 infected people. In addition, there are 745 deaths from the disease.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Health (SSa) of Mexico reported on Monday that the country exceeded 700,000 infections to add a total of 700,580 people with the disease. Likewise, the agency registered a total of 73,697 deaths from the virus.
The concentration of Tri
This Saturday the concentration of the Mexican team began at the High Performance Center (Photo: Twitter / @FMF)
This Saturday the concentration of the Mexican team began. Argentine coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino received the players at the High Performance Center (CAR) of the Mexican Football Federation.
Little by little, the footballers have arrived at the facilities located in Mexico City. This Tuesday the last selected players will arrive, which are the players from Pumas and León who met this Monday.
It is worth remembering that this is a “microcycle” that will last until this Wednesday . This is because Liga MX actions will not stop, continuing matchday 12 this weekend.
The first friendly match of the Mexican team will be on Wednesday, September 30 against its counterpart from Costa Rica. The meeting will be at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, an entity that is still in the orange color of the epidemiological traffic light, that is, with a high risk of COVID-19 infections.