Recent comments from Tricolor boss Juan Carlos Osorio in regards to capping Alan Pulido have given the Olympiakos striker false hope that he could once again be part of the Mexican national team.
“For the Mexican, life is the possibility of “chingar” or being “chingado.” Meaning, to humiliate, punish, offend or the other way around.” – Octavio Paz
During the 2014 FIFA World Cup a group of bored social justice warriors, with no real causes to occupy their time with, decided to target Mexico’s “puto” chant heard during the opposing keepers kick-off. They claimed the chant was hurtful to homosexuals.
FIFA, the governing body of soccer which has awarded their next two World Cups to countries where homosexuality is a crime, took note and began sanctioning the Mexican Football Federation in hopes of eradicating the chant.
For Mexico’s second group match against Croatia a Tricolor fan displayed a banner (pictured above) that trolled FIFA with it’s “whoever reads this is a puto” statement. A clever banner that exemplifies what it means to be Mexican; to chingar.
To sanction the chant is to turn it into a forbidden pleasure that the Tri faithful enjoyed two fold in Mexico’s recent World Cup qualifier against Canada at the Azteca stadium.
Chingar is the main reason why fans chant the word to rustle the opposing keeper or his fans. And we can care less what meaning you give the word as a good time is had.
On that note who is a puto: he is the man selling his tender ass to make ends meet…the girl that will sleep with everyone except you…your pal after he slept with your girlfriend…yourself after running away from a fight…and the opposing goalie who rejects our teams advances.
In essence at one point or another we are all putos. While the meaning does contain the idea of aggression isn’t that what football is all about; defeating your opponents by penetrating their goal.
While the PC Police might have good intentions they are also imposing their ideals on a culture that celebrates by calling each other sons of a whore.
“¡Viva Mexico, hijos de la chingada!”
As Mexico begins preparing for the Rio 2016 Olympics head coach Raul ‘Potro’ Gutierrez believes that the Tricolor can repeat as medalist. “Mexico is favorite to win Gold along with Brazil and Argentina simply because they are defending champions,” Gutierrez told reporters before boarding a flight to Portugal where the Tricolor will play preparation matches against the host country and Japan.
“We have been preparing for five years so that the level of Mexican football can be taken into account and now I believe that possibility (of winning Gold) is considered,” added a confident Gutierrez. “Ever since we began this process we have talked about defending the gold medal and we continue to have the same idea.
To achieve the feat Gutierrez will be hoping to count on the experience of PSV midfielder Andres Guardado. “Guardado wants to go to the Olympics, but before that he must win the league championship therefore we must cheer for PSV,” joked the Mexico boss. Still, Gutierrez is aware that in order to count on Mexico’s veteran European based players he will depend on how they end their season.
“It all depends on the clubs. If we are talking about the European based players then we must see in what place they finish in their respective leagues in August and then we can begin to take players into account, we will see how they finish their tourneys before making decisions.” In the meanwhile the U-23’s European tour will serve as excellent preparation.
“These are preparation games where we will continue to evaluate international competition, games against teams of high quality against squads that qualified for the Olympic games, and with the idea of continuing to mature as a team,” finalized Gutierrez.
“Martial is a young player who will become a top centre forward,” Paul Scholes told the Daily Mail. “But, as a 20-year-old, he is a second or third choice.”
Mexico’s draw for this summers Copa America Centenario left head coach Juan Carlos Osorio filled with optimism. “I believe we have a very accessible group and our purpose will be to advance in first place of the sector,” said Osorio upon learning that Mexico’s Group C rivals will be Uruguay, Jamaica, and Venezuela.
“It is an interesting mix,” observed Mexico’s boss. “Uruguay has been champion 15 times and are characterized by their strong defense, their aerial game, and elite strikers. They will be very competitive,” added Osorio of Mexico’s top threat.
Mexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio has opened the doors of the national team to naturalized players whilst setting the Tricolor’s objectives for a competitive 2016 schedule. “There is no black list, all Mexicans and naturalized players can be in the national team,” assured Osorio during a Federacion Mexicana de Futbol (FMF) press conference.
The black list was in reference to Alan Puldio who left Tigres UANL under a cloud of controversy and is believed to be banned from the national team by FMF until he settles his problem with the defending Liga MX champions. Still, Osorio wants to make the best of the players that are at his disposal and will cap any player he sees fit.
“I have a list of 54 players (for selection) and two of those players are naturalized, Guido Pizarro and Ismael Sosa, but they are ineligible,” admitted Osorio. Pizarro had played the 2007 U-17 World Cup with Argentina whilst Sosa participated in U-20 qualifying campaign for the same country.
With the Tricolor facing two tournaments this summer: Olympics and Copa America Centenario Osorio will be taking key players opinions, on which tourney they want to participate in, into consideration. “We can’t for any reason undermine the ideas of any player because I believe that will have a lot of influence in the final decision.”
“I believe that it will not be a personal decision of me lending players to (U-23 coach) Raul Gutierrez. I believe this is about what is best for Mexican soccer and it will be very important when we finally make that final decision (of which three overage players will compete in the Olympics) the opinions of the professor Gutierrez, my coaching staff, the players, and clubs.”
Osorio also set Mexico’s objective for the Copa America claiming that “we will fight to reach the final.” For the Colombian a good showing at the tourney will “demonstrate that Mexican soccer is among the best in all of the continent.” Osorio then added that Brazil are the team pressure to have a good tourney to make up for their failed World Cup.
Despite the cup being held as a one hundred year celebration of the tourney Osorio feels the Tri will still be expected to have a good showing. “This Cup compromises the entire coaching staff and we believe that it is a great opportunity for Mexican soccer, to compete against the best, it will be a great event and we like to compete against the best team,” finalized Osorio.
In a candid interview with Sportia Argentine legend Lionel Messi opened up about fan criticism and why he no longer sings his countries national anthem before games. “I get bothered by the Argentines that criticize my running or my lack of balls,” said Messi of fan criticism for losing the 2015 World Cup and 2015 Copa America finals.
“I still hear criticism from the national team. I say ‘your mother’s sea shell,’ we got to the final and didn’t lose in the quarters,” opened up the Barcelona striker. Messi also claimed that he stooped singing the national anthem on purpose after he was criticized for it. “I don’t need to sing the anthem to feel it.”