Mexican National Team

'Tecatito' Corona drops out from the Mexican team due to injury

Porto's Mexican striker didn't make the trip to the United States for the first FIFA date matches against Chile and Paraguay due to an ankle injury.

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Jesus 'Tecatito' Corona in action with MEXICO National Team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Bad news for Gerardo Martino as he faces a last-minute drop out from one of 'El Tri' key elements ahead of the first FIFA date since Jesús 'Tecatito' Corona didn't make the trip to San Diego, California due to a right ankle injury.

In the next few hours, the Mexican National team Communications Department will make the withdrawal of 'Tecatito' Corona official but still unknown if Porto's player will be replaced by someone else.

The Mexican team requested Tecatito to join the camp in San Diego, but Porto decided not to let the player make the trip after the medical report opting to have him there for the medical tests.

Gerardo Martino's debut

The Argentine strategist will make his debut as the 'Tricolor' coach in the friendlies against Chile and Paraguay.

The first match is on Thursday at Qualcomm Stadium against Chile and on Tuesday, March 26 Mexico will face Paraguay at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.