Tata Martino is no longer the head coach of the Mexican national team. The mentioned information was spread by the 60-year-old specialist himself.
“My contract ended as soon as the referee blew the final whistle. I am primarily responsible for this terrible disappointment. As a responsible person, this makes me very sad. Once again, I take full responsibility for this major failure.” Martino said.
In the last meeting of Group C, Mexico defeated Saudi Arabia 2:1 and collected 4 points, however, it was not enough to go to the playoffs. It should be noted that during the last seven World Cups, Mexico always managed to reach the 1/8 finals. Finally, “El Tri” did not make it to the playoffs of the World Cup 44 years ago, in 1978.