Giovani Dos Santos won’t be helping Mexico earn a spot in the FIFA Confederations Cup this weekend. Today, manager Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti confirmed that because of an injury during an LA Galaxy game, Dos Santos won’t be playing in Saturday’s game against the United States.
“I can give a report on Giovani’s situation, who will not play. He has a muscular problem, naturally, he can’t be with us, so we are seeing who will take his place on the team,” Ferretti said, according to Medio Tiempo.
Pierde más Giovanni Dos Santos que la propia selección mexicana con su ausencia ++por lesión++ del choque ante Estados Unidos…
— David Faitelson (@Faitelson_ESPN) October 5, 2015
Gio replacement will be one of: Guemez, Alanis, Herrera, Duenas, Pena, Montes, E Hernandez, Damm. https://t.co/BR6DEG0l8N
— Tom Marshall (@mexicoworldcup) October 5, 2015
Saturday’s game will decide who will be in the Confederations Cup, and, as with any U.S.-Mexico game that pits the two country’s A teams against one another, it will give one nation bragging rights.