Marcelo Flores could play the Concacaf Nations League with the Mexican National Team

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Marcelo Flores scored 2-1 against Brazil for the Mexican under-20 team. (Photo: twitter/@miseleccionmx)

Marcelo Floresthe jewel that has been disputed Mexico and Canadacould definitively define his future before 2022. Although it seems difficult for the Mexican National Team to call him up for the World Cup in Qatar, he could take a step so that the Arsenal youth defends his colors definitively. And it is that the player of Canadian, Mexican and British nationalities could be summoned for the dispute of the Nations League.

The Concacaf football calendar indicates the dispute of the first stage of the League of Nations in the second half of the current year. However, although your participation is mandatory, Gerardo Martino might not have the continental tournament dispute among his priorities. In that sense, in order not to compromise the integrity of its star players, I would seek to summon the prospects.

Marcelo Floreswho already played a friendly match at the end of 2021 with the tricolor shirt, heads the list of players who could play in the group stage of the tournament. Similarly, figure Israel Reyes, Luis Malagon, Erik Lira and Eduardo Aguirrewho dispute the Mexican soccer tournament and have already been summoned for friendly matches or with the minor categories of the Mexican National Team.

Mexico lost the 2021 edition of the League of Nations against the United States (Photo: John Leyba/REUTERS)
Mexico lost the 2021 edition of the League of Nations against the United States (Photo: John Leyba/REUTERS)

According to the draw made by the organizing authorities of the tournament, Mexico will lead Group A, reason why it will have to compete against the Selections of Jamaica and Suriname. The first match was scheduled for June 11 against the second team at a local venue, while on June 14 they will visit the Reggae Boys for the second match on the schedule.

Before Flores can receive minutes in an official match, the daddy Martino would take it into account for the call for the friendly match against the Guatemalan teamdirected by Luis Fernando Tena. The objective is to continue analyzing his role and determination with the team to give him minutes and make their way to the Concacaf Nations League dispute.

It is worth mentioning that, so that a player with more than one nationality can definitively choose the team he will defend, must receive minutes in three matches of Senior Selection type A, that is, official tournaments or dates established by FIFA for the dispute of matches. In that sense, in case of playing against Suriname and Jamaica, it would only subtract the dispute of one more meeting.

The Arsenal player boasted of his sporting quality by scoring two goals in a friendly match with the Tricolor against Uruguay (Video: AUFTV)

On the other hand, although Flores has shown greater interest in defending the colors of the Mexican National Team, the Canadian team has not lowered its arms to play its game. And it is that various versions have pointed out that the helmsman of the maple leaf team is interested in summon him for the dispute of the World Cup in Qatar 2022although he does not have guaranteed minutes.

Last March 30, Flores was called up to the Mexican Under-20 National Teamwhere he has already shown great performances. Even during the friendly match with the Uruguay team he was the author of a brace in a 3-2 victory over the South American team.

Thanks to his perseverance in the national team and in his club, coach Mikel Arteta gave him the opportunity to benched in Arsenal’s first-team match against Crystal Palace. Although he was unable to make his debut, his presence is an indication of the level that he has shown at 18 years of age and that could make him a referent of the tricolor.

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