In the last five starts of the World Cup qualifying round, an average of eleven players called up reach the fair
The Mexican National Team begins a new World Cup process this Thursday, an instance that has become a nightmare for the Tri players, especially for those who start the road to the World Cup because, of the last five qualifying rounds, on average eleven players reach the World Cup.
Gerardo Martino summoned 28 players for the first three days of the Concacaf OctagonalHowever, the players who were called up face a less than encouraging precedent for the final list of 23 for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
For the 2002 Korea-Japan qualifiers, Enrique Meza called 18 players to start the road to the World Cup. ‘Ojitos’ did not reach the World Cup, which was directed by Javier Aguirre, who only considered 10 players from that first call with which El Tri started the process.
Ricardo La Volpe was in charge of directing the Mexican team to Germany 2006. In the first list of the ‘Bigotón’ to face the Concacaf qualifiers, he called 21 players, of whom only eleven repeated for the final call of the World Cup.
The process towards South Africa 2010 was started by Sven Goran Eriksson. The Swede called 24 players to start the Concacaf qualifiers. However, the European strategist left the bench of the Mexican team and Javier Aguirre again appeared to qualify and lead El Tri in the World Cup. The ‘Basque’ led to his second World Cup only 10 footballers who had started the road.
José Manuel de la Torre was the coach who started the 2014 World Cup process in Brazil, same that culminated Miguel Herrera. The ‘Chepo’ called 23 players for the first series of matches of the tie, of which eleven survived the final list presented by the ‘Piojo’ for the World Cup.
There were 25 players who started the 2018 Russia World Cup process, which was commanded by Juan Carlos Osorio. The Colombian summoned 25 elements to begin the tie, however, only 14 of them managed to sneak into the final list of the South American technical director.