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Mexico gain participation in Pan American Games

Mexico is drawn in Group A in both Men’s and Women’s tournament.

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Players like Cesar Montes might see action with the U22 team in the Pan American games in Lima, Peru
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While Mexico had looked to have missed their ticket to the 2019 Pan American games, Mexico was a surprise invitee after the United States declined to go in both the Men and Women categories. For the men’s tournament Mexico got drawn in Group A along with Panama, Argentina and Ecuador. Meanwhile, in the women’s tournament they also got drawn in Group A along with Paraguay, Jamaica and Colombia.

Mexico announced that they will go with the U-22 Mens team to the Pan American games, the big tournament for that age group during the summer. Though the order of their games is not known yet, all games are set to be played in Universidad San Marcos Stadium.

The women’s team failed to qualify to the World Cup after falling in the group stage against Panama and not getting through to the semifinals. Failing to reach the World Cup is no doubt a disappointment, bu the team will now have the chance to participate in at least one tournament this summer. Like in the Olympic games, the Women’s tournament is a senior team event, so it means it will be Mexico’s only senior team tournament in this World Cup year.