As a soccer fan, I am having trouble coping with México’s lack of success in the qualifying round of Brazil’s World Cup 2014. Families reunite in front of the television to watch soccer games and eat great food. It is part of our tradition. I own Mexican jerseys and I am a big fan of Giovanni dos Santos.
México has amazing players but their performance shows the opposite. Sometimes I wonder if the players’ egos get in the way or if they lack direction from trainers. An example of players’ egos is Javier Hernández, also known as “El Chicharito” or “Little Pea”. Last week during the game with Panamá, he missed a penalty goal. Accidents happen, I understand, but the star player has a history of missing penalty goals. Every individual knows his or her strengths and weaknesses. Why did he not let another player like Rafa Márquez kick the penalty goal? This is just one of many examples of México’s failure. México has only won two of ten qualifying games. The rest are tied or loss games.
México has participated in every World Cup I have followed. I grew up watching the sport. I will definitely be upset if my beloved team does not make it. Due to Panama’s loss to United States, this gives México one last chance. But they must defeat New Zealand in November. Will it happen? Only time will tell. All I know for a fact, if México does not make to the final 32 teams, it will lose 600 million dollars. If this does not scare the team enough, I do not know what else will.