Raúl Jiménez will be able to play this weekend, FMF withdrew the request to FIFA to sanction him

The Mexican Raul Jimenez He will be able to play this weekend with Wolverhampton Wanderers after the Mexican Football Federation (which also made it official) withdrew the request to the FIFA to sanction him for not attending international matches.

Jiménez did not travel to America to play the games against Panama, Costa Rica and Jamaica and, according to FIFA regulations, he could be sanctioned with five days without playing, which would prevent him from being this weekend against Watford. However, FIFA has managed to convince the Mexican Federation to withdraw this request and Jiménez may be from the game.

“It is a good decision for everyone, especially Mexico. I have not spoken with them personally, but I know that the club has spoken and we have come to a good solution.” said Bruno lage, the technician of the Wolves at a press conference.

“We are grateful to be able to use Raúl because the game is about putting the best players on the field. I want to see the best Watford players and I want to see the best players from our team play the game.”

“For us, we are very happy to receive this news, and that Mexico makes a decision to help us in this situation.”

With Jiménez at the helm, Wolves will try to achieve the first victory of the season in the Premier at Vicarage Road, against Watford of the Spanish Xisco Muñoz.


On how to avoid the situation of a possible one in the future, when the World Cup Qualifiers return, he commented that “the best thing is to see what will happen in the next month, because I believe that those responsible, and the responsible federations, are going to arrange a good solution for everyone.

“I dont know [si viajarán menos jugadores en el parón de octubre], but we have a month to understand what is really going to happen and I think people will make the best decision.


The return of Jimenez for this season it was also a topic at the conference of the strategist of the Lobos de la Premier League.

“I know Raúl from before, from Benfica and the way we played. When I work with him now, it is not a surprise to me because I know his value, but above all as a person, he is a first-rate man.”

“He is one of the good examples that we have here at Wolves, that you can be a top player and a top man.

“I’m not pressuring him to score goals, I just tell him: ‘Be happy again, smile, play your game and work hard every day to create chances’, because the goals will come, for sure.”

* Information from EFE was used in this report