Corona suffered a fibula fracture during training with Sevilla in Spain, an injury for which he had to undergo surgery.
“After the pertinent communication between the technical director Gerardo Martino and Jesús Manuel Corona, it is reported that the player will not be able to be integrated into the national team for the Qatar World Cup. The above, because your recovery process has not been completed after the injury suffered in August,” reported the Mexican Soccer Federation.
The former player for Porto from Portugal, Twente from the Netherlands and Monterrey from Mexico was part of his country’s team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and was included in a preliminary list of 31 players for the World Cup that starts on 20 November in Qatar.
“The decision is made because we have had a triple communication with Jesus, where the doctor, physical trainers and I have spoken. He (Corona) told me that was in no condition to be in a World Cup“, Martino said in a conference, who will announce the final call of 26 players on November 14.
In the last preparation matches for the World Cup, the “Tri” – as the Mexicans call their team – will face Iraq and Sweden in Girona, Spain, and Sweden on November 9 and 16, respectively.
In the world Cup, Mexico will be in Group C along with the teams of Poland, Argentina and Saudi Arabia.
It will debut on November 22 against Poland, four days later it will play against Argentina and will close the first phase against Saudi Arabia on November 30.