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Mexican government wants to know more about coach's decisions

Mexican coach Javier Aguirre conducts training follow defeat to Uruguay
Mexican coach Javier Aguirre conducts training follow defeat to Uruguay
APPhoto/Guillermo Arias

Imagine if you will, the day soccer has this sort of influence in Canada.

News agencies out of Mexico, our CONCACAF regional neighbors, report Eric Rubio, Secretary of the Commission of Communications for the Chamber of Deputies has released a statement calling for a judicial inquiry into the decisions of National Team coach Javier Aguirre.

The call for an investigation stem from Aguirre’s choice of lineup and substitutions made in the third and final World Cup group stage match which Mexico lost 0 – 1 versus Uruguay. Mexico did qualify for the next stage of the competition by finishing second to Uruguay in their group of four nations.

Rubio says, “This might be a folkloric case, but someone has to respond to the decisions of this man in the case of a situation that is of interest to all Mexicans”.

The procedure would be for the Chamber, which is a branch of the legislative government, to first discuss the viability of conducting a judicial inquiry. Should they decide to proceed, Coach Aguirre would be ordered to face questioning and explain his reasoning in the highly controversial coaching decisions before and during the match.

FIFA will be certain to be keeping an eye on this one to see how far it goes. Soccer’s governing body has always taken a dim view of government meddling into their domain.


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