Dos Santos gets warning from Mexico

Barcelona midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos has been warned by a

top-ranking Mexico football official that his decision to skip

upcoming friendlies with the Mexico national team could have


Dos Santos was the last player cut from the Mexico squad for the

World Cup in South Africa. Since then, he declined to play for

Mexico last month in a friendly against Spain and is skipping

Mexico’s match on Saturday against Ecuador in Guadalajara, and

another on Tuesday against Colombia in Monterrey.

The 20-year-old Dos Santos has never played an official game for

Mexico – only friendlies. He has a Spanish passport and his father

was born in Brazil, which could give him eligibility to play for a

country other than Mexico.