Eduardo ‘Mudo’ Aguirre is considered by the technical body of the Olympic Selection as the best penalty taker in training sessions, they did not hesitate to place him as the first option when the Santos striker signed up to collect against Brazil. Penalties had been rehearsed in training for a long time, so the coaching staff kept an account of the effectiveness of the collectors and the “Mudo” was the best, while Johan Vásquez kicked in the Pre-Olympic Final, he did it well and in practice he is one of the best. As players such as Vega and Córdova were not on the court, Aguirre and Vásquez were considered as the first, Charly as third and they would have to close to Luis Romo and “Piojo” Alvarado, who could no longer collect, when Brazil was right in their first four executions.
It took almost 30 minutes for Alexis Vega to get up from the ice chest in which he was sitting at the end of the penalties against Brazil. Several of his teammates tried to console him and take him to the dressing room, however, the Chivas forward preferred to stay there, alone, with a lost gaze and at times listening to the answers that Dani Alves offered a few meters away, who stopped to attend to media from all over the world. world. Jaime Lozano himself approached Vega to speak with the offensive who was one of those who most demonstrated their pain for not being able to access the gold medal.
IT COULD NOT
Facing the match for third place, Mexico envisioned the possibility of concentrating in a hotel and not in the Olympic Village, however, the International Organizing Committee did not allow them and informed them that they have to return to the Olympic site, since that is how it was established from the beginning. The reason for looking to be in a hotel was the issue of resting players on normal beds and not cardboard; especially watch the diet, seeking a better recovery after the attrition against the Brazilians. Mexico is forced to return to the Olympic Village and Japan, as it has been throughout the Olympics, allows him to concentrate on the facilities of the Federation of Japan.