Despite uncertainty in the Mexican National Team, FIFA highlighted Funes Mori in Martino’s list for Qatar 2022

Rogelio Funes Mori celebrates after scoring the Concacaf Champions League title goal against América. BBVA Stadium, Monterrey, Mexico. October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Mendoza

If there is a position within the Mexican team in which the fight is open, it is in the lead. And in view of what the list of summoned of the Tri for the Qatar World Cup 2022the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) has interviewed Rogelio Funes Mori and highlighted the numbers he has as an argument to fight for a place among those chosen by Gerardo Martino.

The forward of Argentine origin is one of the four footballers who aspire to occupy the position in the world fair. However, in the words of the national coach himself, there will only be room for three of them. The other items are Raul Jimenez, Henry Martin Y Santiago Gimenezall with greater hierarchy or at a better time than the Mellizo.

In the portal of the highest governing body of sport, Funes Mori is described as “the Argentine who represents Mexico and dreams of Qatar”, and highlights the 134 goals achieved in 273 games as a Monterrey player. In addition, he resumes the track record achieved with the Rayados in which there are two Copa MX titles, two Concacaf Champions League titles and one from Liga MX.

(Photo: Instagram / miseleccionMX)
(Photo: Instagram / miseleccionMX)

“(I must) continue doing what I have been doing for six or seven years, being able to stand out in the best way, being able to arrive physically and mentally well. I have already shown football, but obviously I have to continue showing that I have to improve and that I can go to a World Cup. Everything is going to depend on me”, assured Funes Mori, who has already formed Tri since June 2021.

Of the quartet of options, however, the 31-year-old striker has one of the least promising news, perhaps along with Raúl Jiménez. Although the Wolves player has a career and hierarchy that support him for Qatar 2022. Regarding Martín and Giménez, the Melli It does not overshadow them taking into account the great performance shown in the competitions prior to the World Cup event.

The painting that directs Gerardo Martino is fine-tuning details two months before the start of the World Cup. On the penultimate FIFA date before the sport’s most important championship, the Tri will be measured against two South American teams with a view to what the match against Argentina in the group stage of the fair

Gerardo Martino with Rogelio Funes Mori
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The first meeting will be before Peru on Saturday September 24 on the field of the Rose Bowl Stadium at 8:00 p.m. (Central Mexico time). Subsequently, Colombia will be the rival on Tuesday September 27th in duel scheduled for 9:00 p.m. and will take place at the Levi’s Stadium.

Those summoned from Mexico vs Peru and Colombia

goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (Club América), Alfredo Talavera (FC Juárez) and Rodolfo Cota (León)

defenses: Jorge Sánchez (Ajax), Néstor Araujo (Club América), Carlos Rodríguez (Cruz Azul), Gerardo Arteaga (KRC Genk), Kevin Álvarez (Pachuca), Jesús Gallardo (Monterrey), César Montes (Monterrey), Héctor Moreno (Monterrey ), Jesús Angulo (Tigers) and Johan Vásquez (US Cremonese).

Midfielders: Edson Álvarez (Ajax), Carlos Rodríguez (Cruz Azul), Orbelín Pineda (AEK Athens), Uriel Antuna (Cruz Azul), Roberto Alvarado (Chivas), Fernando Beltrán (Chivas), Héctor Herrera (Houston Dynamo), Erick Gutiérrez ( PSV Eindhoven), Luis Chávez (Pachuca), Erick Sánchez (Pachuca), Luis Romo (Monterrey), Andrés Guardado (Real Betis) and Diego Lainez (SC Braga).

strikers: Alexis Vega (Chivas), Hirving Lozano (Napoli), Henry Martín (America), Santiago Giménez (Feyenoord), Rogelio Funes Mori (Monterrey) and Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton).


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