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Mexico have 'new opportunity' vs. Chile - Ferretti


Ricardo Ferretti lauds Mexico youngsters: '80 percent of them will be in next World Cup'

After Mexico's 1-0 loss to Chile in Queretaro on Tuesday night, interim Mexico manager Ricardo Ferretti was mostly complimentary of his young group of players.

The Brazilian-born boss believes the home team had more scoring chances than their opponents did, though mistakes up front prevented El Tri from getting on the board.

"We're talking about a new generation of young players and naturally, we have to think they can make mistakes and have ups and downs like any youngster," Ferretti said in the...

Mexico have 'new opportunity' in friendly vs. Chile - Ricardo Ferretti

Herculez Gomez examines the state of the Mexican national team, which is experimenting with a new generation while also searching for a head coach.

QUERETARO, Mexico -- Mexico's interim manager, Ricardo Ferretti, does not want his players to play with fear on Tuesday when they host Chile in a friendly in the teams' first meeting since a 7-0 defeat in the Copa America Centenario two years ago.

Ferretti said the game will not serve as revenge or as anything more than a friendly because the two sides enter under different circumstances than in 2016.

"The last game was not at all pleasant -- it was a final score that stays with you," Ferretti said...

Mexico to select Hirving Lozano, Europe-based XI vs. Chile on Tuesday

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Mexico interim coach Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti fielded an all-Mexico based team for El Tri's 3-2 victory over Costa Rica in Estadio Universitario, but is set to start with the Europe-based players on Tuesday against Chile.

The crowd chanted Hirving Lozano's name to try to get Ferretti to introduce the PSV Eindhoven winger, but he and Nestor Araujo, Erick Gutierrez, Diego Reyes and Marco Fabian -- all Europe-based players -- watched Thursday's game from the bench.

"There will...

Mexico to travel to Argentina for November friendlies

Argentina's manager Lionel Scaloni insists he hasn't spoken to Lionel Messi on whether he wants to play in the 2018 Copa America after the Barcelona forward was left out of the squad for upcoming friendlies.
Argentina interim head coach Lionel Scaloni quashes claims of a rift with Paulo Dybala after the Juve star started on the bench against Colombia.

Mexico will travel to Argentina for a pair of friendlies on Nov. 17 and 20, Mexico national team communications director Beatriz Ramos confirmed on Wednesday.

The sites for the matches have not yet been confirmed and they will be the last games Mexico will play with interim coach Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti in charge.

Neither side currently have a permanent coach. The two sides last faced off in 2015 in a friendly held in the United States, where Argentina stormed back with a pair of late goals to...