The Mexican Women’s National Team, being a representative of the FMF, will be able to pay the sanction games that El Tri has for the homophobic cry
Due to the planning and scheduling of FIFA dates, Mexico will be able to pay the matches sanctioned by the organism with games that include the Women’s National Team since the highest entity of world football clarified to ESPN Digital, by means of a letter, that “the sanction refers to the next two official matches at home to be played by a representative of the Mexican Soccer Federation independent of the category.”
It is known that the FMF is nowhere near closing a game for the Tri Femenil in the window of September 13 to 21, a meeting that would “settle” the second of the two matches in which FIFA punished Mexico for the homophobic cry, based on in the game calendar organized by Femexfut and not because this body decides on time that the women’s team “pay” directly for the absence of home fans to replace the men’s team.
The national team starts its participation on September 2 against Jamaica in the final Octagonal of the Concacaf qualifiers heading to Qatar 2022. Said official game, to be held at the Azteca Stadium, will be obligatorily behind closed doors, by virtue of the punishment imposed by FIFA, therefore, the second match will be behind closed doors with the women’s game between the window of September 14 and 22, Since FIFA has an open window for the women’s category, the same that the FMF plans to take advantage of and close a match in September, with which the second veto match would be fulfilled.
In this way, the team led by Gerardo “Tata” Martino would arrive at the October 7 game in the tie, against Canada, with the possibility of opening the doors to the public at the Azteca Stadium, as long as the female has played an official game at home in our country prior to said elimination match.
The option for the men’s to pay the two veto games is that the women’s will not take advantage of the next FIFA date at home and play their friendly matches away; However, as mentioned in the paragraphs above, the FMF is nowhere near finding a rival to Mexico at home, which would help the men’s representative to fulfill only one of two that FIFA penalized:
It should be made clear that the FMF is not the one that is going to ask that who pays for it are the next matches that are played at home in the country be the women’s. It will depend on the planning of the entity headed by Yon de Luisa. FIFA will be the one who determines based on what is stipulated in the game calendar of the Mexican Soccer Federation, so it is a mistake to think that the institution wants to pass the games to the female category so that the female category will delete them.
The federation awaits the details of the Disciplinary Commission in relation to the sanction imposed in order to understand how and when it will be applied.However, if we rely on the investigation of this site in relation to the response that FIFA sent us, it is very likely that Mexico will pay for the two games and according to the planning it will be one with the male cast (Jamaica, September 2) and a game To be defined of the female in headquarters, time and rival to be confirmed.