CONCACAF

Players ruled out for Wednesday’s World Cup qualifiers

Joel Campbell (Costa Rica), César Montes and Jorge Sánchez, both from Mexico, will miss their respective games on Wednesday in the round-robin tournament.

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Players ruled out for Wednesday’s World Cup qualifiers

The Mexican national team are at the top of the table in the World Cup qualifiers in CONCACAF after defeating Honduras 3-0 on Sunday at the Azteca stadium. Now they will prepare to go on the road to face El Salvador on 13 October at the Estadio Cuscatlán without two of their key players.

The coach of the Mexican national team, Gerardo Martino, spoke prior to making the trip to El Salvador about Jorge Sánchez and César Montes. “Jorge didn’t play against Honduras and he will not play on Wednesday. He will return to Club América to continue his rehabilitation. And César will not make the trip because he was awarded a one-game suspension for the yellow card he saw over the weekend.”

El Salvador could rule out one of their key players

On the other hand, El Salvador suffered a tough 2-1 defeat on the road against Costa Rica on Sunday and they are desperately in need of the three points in the next match. They will host the Mexican national team and Jairo Henríquez, who scored against Keylor Navas, could miss that game.

The midfielder had to be replaced in the 46th minute because of a pulled hamstring. The coach of El Salvador, Hugo Pérez, said on Sunday night after the 2-1 defeat that Henríquez was going to be evaluated day-by-day, so he is questionable to face the Mexico national team.

Injury update in Costa Rica

The Costa Rica national team came from behind to defeat El Salvador 2-1 and obtain their first win in the World Cup qualifiers. ‘Los Ticos’ will now go on the road to face the United States without one of their most experienced players, Joel Campbell, who suffered an ankle injury against the El Salvador national team.