Martino spoke about the match against Peru: “It is interesting for us to play against South American rivals”

The Peruvian team will return to the courts this Saturday when they face Mexico in the United States. The commitment will serve as preparation for the “Blanquirroja” ahead of the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers, while the squad led by Gerardo Martino prepares for Qatar.

In this sense, the technical director of the Aztec team pointed out the importance of facing the “Bicolor” and Colombia in these friendly matches. “It is interesting for us to play against South American rivals, considering that one of the teams that is in our group is Argentina”He mentioned at a press conference.

“It is not easy to choose teams to face, much less being able to find rivals exactly the same as the ones we are going to face in the World Cup and it seemed to us that they were two very demanding rivals to make the last call prior to the World Cup”he added.

On the other hand, ‘Tata’ referred to the list of players for the Cup. “This being the last call-up before the final list for the World Cup, here there is a large base of players who will be in Qatar, but that does not take away the possibility of a player who is not right now”he pointed.

“In the final list we will try to choose the 26 players who are closest to our idea of ​​the game and who can give us an answer in the games”, narrowed down Along the same lines, he stressed that he will not call Carlos Vela or Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández, since Martino specified that the former resigned from the national team some time ago, while, with respect to the latter, he expressed that he prefers others forwards.

Where will Peru vs. Mexico?

The friendly match by FIFA date between Peru vs. Mexico will be played at the Rose Bowl, a stadium located in the city of Pasadena in Los Angeles County, California, in the United States. It currently has a capacity for more than 90,000 spectators. The commitment will start at 8 pm (Peruvian and Mexican time).

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