Mexico boss Martino to miss WC qualifiers after eye surgery

Source: Xinhua| 2021-09-04 12:44:03|Editor: huaxia

MEXICO CITY, Sep. 3 (Xinhua) -- Mexico head coach Gerardo Martino will miss his team's next two World Cup qualifiers after undergoing eye surgery, the country's football federation said on Friday.

The 58-year-old Argentine underwent a procedure to repair a detached retina in his right eye and has been advised to rest at home, the federation said in a statement.

"The operation was conducted in a timely manner ... to avoid the risk of losing his good vision," the statement read.

The surgery came less than a day after Mexico began their quest to qualify for next year's World Cup in Qatar with a 2-1 home win over Jamaica.

Assistant coach Jorge Theiler will be in charge for the Tri's qualifiers against Costa Rica on Sunday and Panama on Wednesday. Enditem

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