While rumors are aplenty of Gerardo “Tata” Martino being announced as manager of the Mexico National Team later this year, El Tri still have three games remaining before the end of Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti’s second stint as interim manager. In their final home game of the season, the Mexico National Team travel to the Estadio La Corregidora in central Mexico to take on their equivalent of Chile.
It goes without saying, a lot of the headlines heading into this one will focus on Chile’s 7-0 victory over Mexico back in 2016. But truth be told, this is a completely different Mexico side, and any talk about a “revenge” factor seems like a stretch.
In their previous game, which Mexico went on to win 3-2, Ferretti took the unusual step of playing a second string side against a near-full strength Costa Rica team. This seems to indicate that we will get to see the likes of Nestor Araujo, Hirving “Chucky” Lozano, and other first-team regulars from the get-go.
El Tri will certainly need to, as they will face a Chile side boasting of stars like Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal. La Roja, though, haven’t been doing as hot lately, after missing out on the 2018 World Cup, and arrive on the back of a 3-0 defeat to Peru.
It is worth mentioning that historically speaking, minus the aforementioned beating in the Copa America Centenario, Chile had always been a rather accessible team for Mexico. Prior to “the 7-0”, El Tri had lost just twice in their last 13 games against La Roja. Querétaro fans will hope that they can add another W to that record on Tuesday.
Date: Thursday, October 16
Time: 7:00pm Pacific, 9:00pm Central, 10:00pm Eastern
Venue: Estadio La Corregidora, Querétaro, Mexico
TV: Unimas (US-Spanish), TDN (Mexico), Canal 5 Televisa (Mexico), Azteca 7(Mexico), Chilevision (Chile)
Streaming: fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription)