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Rodolfo Pizarro to join Mexico in the Gold Cup quarter finals

CONCACAF has allowed the Mexico to replace Hirving Lozano who got injured during the 0-0 draw against Trinidad and Tobago in matchday 1.

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Rodolfo Pizarro to join Mexico in the Gold Cup quarter finals

Hirving Lozano suffered a serious head injury during the opening match of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament in Mexico’s 0-0 draw with Trinidad and Tobago on matchday 1. The Napoli playmaker was rushed to hospital and after spending 24-hours under observation it was confirmed that he will miss the rest of the campaign.

Rodolfo Pizarro set to replace Lozano

Mexico beat El Salvador 1-0 at the Cotton Bowl on Sunday night to top Group A with seven points and advance to the quarter finals. For this round CONCACAF has granted El Tri permission to replace Hirving Lozano and the manager, Gerardo Martino, has one player in mind, Rodolfo Pizarro.

The Inter Miami midfielder was left out of the final 22-player roster because he was recovering from a groin injury. So Martino decided to call Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder, Efraín Álvarez instead.

Rodolfo Pizarro has reached full-fitness and he returned on 3 July in Inter Miami’s 1-0 loss against Montréal Impact at the Red Bull Arena. The Mexico international started the game on the bench, but came in the 70th minute replacing Jay Chapman.