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Sven Still Can't Win With Mexico Call-Ups
SI.com, March 31st, 2009 3:15PM

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"I think that if they have quality and a Mexican passport, they have to be in the Mexican national team. Nobody told me this was prohibited. It's a little bit difficult for me to understand all this. If I don't select (Argentine-born Matias) Vuoso or (Brazilian-born Anthony) Naelson, they criticize me; if I pick Lucas Ayala (also from Argentina), they criticize me. I find it a little strange that a player (veteran Cuahutemoc Blanco) says one day that he doesn't want to play in the national team for a number of reasons, then tells the media that he's available." Embattled Mexico coach Sven Goran-Eriksson, explaining in simple terms the reasoning behind the players he's called up while also acknowledging the "can't win" situation he faces with always skeptical media and fans.

 

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