Mexico coach to skip Copa America
Mexico coach Jose Manuel de la Torre says he will skip the Copa
America, sending an assistant instead to handle El Tri in next
year’s South American championship.
De la Torre said on Friday in the sports newspaper Record that
he will be focusing his energy on the Gold Cup, the championship
for CONCACAF – the governing body of football in North and Central
America and the Caribbean. The Gold Cup final is on June 25 in
California with the Copa America beginning on July 1 in
Mexico won the Gold Cup in 2009.
Mexico and Japan play as guest teams in the Copa America,
joining 10 South American sides. Under CONCACAF rules, Mexico will
send only an under-23 team to the Copa America. Mexico plays in
Group C with Uruguay, Chile and Peru.