Tata Martino will not travel with El Tri to Mexico against Guatemala

Gerardo Martino will not travel with El Tre for a friendly match against Guatemala (Photo: REUTERS/Henri Romero)

The Mexican national team About to make it first Friendly match in the United States Where will he face his opponent? Guatemala. however, Gerardo My Father Martino won’t be able to make the trip with the team The duel will continue in the distance.

Through an official statement Mexican Football Federation (FMF) confirmed the dismissal of the Argentine coach, who is still unable for medical reasons to board planes, and therefore stopped attending the matches of the Aztec team when they have obligations outside the country.

This was determined by the Mexican Confederation:

“The Directorate General of Sports FMF informs that Gerardo Martino, the coach of the Mexican national team, You won’t be able to make the trip to OrlandoThe national team will face its counterpart from Guatemala in a preparatory match, next Wednesday, April 27.”

Jorge Teller will be the coach in the absence of Tata Martino (Photo: Reuters / Henry Romero)
Jorge Teller will be the coach in the absence of Tata Martino (Photo: Reuters / Henry Romero)

Because The surgery he underwent in February 2022 – To treat a problem in the retina of the right eye – the helmsman of the tricolor could not give a continuous follow-up to tripartite Because he avoided flights abroad for medical reasons.

For their part, the selected twenty have already made the trip to Orlando to begin the relevant preparations to face the disciples of Luis Fernando Tina; On the afternoon of Sunday, April 24, they departed for the United States.

He considered that for the friendly match on Wednesday, April 27 against Guatemala, the My Father Yes, he can accompany the national team, however, The doctors did not take him out Because they considered that he still faced dangers with regard to his eyesight.

Gerardo Martino underwent surgery twice for the same condition in his right eye (Image: REUTERS/Henri Romero)
Gerardo Martino underwent surgery twice for the same condition in his right eye (Image: REUTERS/Henri Romero)

“The strategic expert did not receive a discharge from the surgery he underwent last February, which prevents him from traveling by plane to avoid any Danger to your ability to see”, in the bulletin he shared from the General Directorate of Sports.

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George Teller He is the person who will take over the position of technical director in the absence of My Father Martino, as he did in previous matches. It should be noted that This will not be the first time that Martino has missed the Mexican national team matches Well, throughout the precious CONCACAF Qatar 2022 qualifiers Missed three matches for the same reason.

For duels before Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras from the qualifiers My Father Martino did not travel with the Mexican national team. In addition, Chirardo Martino has had surgery twice for the same condition; The first was in September 2021 and the latest in February 2022.

A new invitation for the Mexican national team to face Guatemala (Photo: FMF)
A new invitation for the Mexican national team to face Guatemala (Photo: FMF)

His second operation was due to a relapsewhich he had to enter the operating room in February, shortly before the last crucial match of Qatar 2022. On that occasion he was only absent from the match against Honduras.

The Argentine is confident he will recover to travel to the 2022 World Cup Without any problem, during a press conference before the match against El Salvador, Martino spoke about his health and explained the reasons why he was not allowed to have doctors on board.

The retinal detachment procedure consists of placing a gas bubble so that the retina takes its usual place and As long as this bubble does not dissolve, I am unable to climb to the top of the plane. He said on March 30.

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