Bob Martínez and Tata Martino quit after World Cup elimination


Doha (EFE) same course as ‘Tata’ Martino with Mexico.

The two are currently the most notable outings of this World Cup start in Qatar as their sides star in two of the most notorious disappointments.

The Belgium of De Bruyne, Courtois, Lukaku or even Hazard – semi-finalist of the 2018 World Cup in Russia – this time leaves for the first exchange when it appeared a priori as one of the strongest teams in the competition .

“It’s my last game with this team. It’s a very emotional moment for me,” he said with glassy eyes during a press conference. ‘Bob’ Martínez recalled that he had been in charge of the Belgian team for six years and that Qatar 2022 was going to be the end “no matter what”.

“It’s the end of a cycle and it has nothing to do with a group stage elimination,” he said.

Martino admits ‘great failure’ of not going to round of 16

Argentina coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino announced his resignation as head of Mexico at a press conference on Wednesday evening after “the great failure” of a group stage elimination from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

‘Tata’ Martino, in one of Mexico’s matches at the World Cup in Qatar. EFE/José Mendez

“There is no reason now that makes me think the future should be any different. The contract expired when the referee signaled the end,” he said.

His time on the bench in Mexico began in March 2019 and since then he has played 66 games, with a record of 42 wins, 12 draws and 12 losses, according to Besoccer data for EFE.

The disappointment of the Mexicans is great since it is the first time that they have not reached the round of 16 of a World Cup since 1978 (except that in 1982 their team did not qualify and that in 1990 they were unable to attend due to a FIFA sanction).


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