Carlos Vela Unsure about Participation at World Cup 2022

Carlos Vela claims that he is not sure if he will be part of the Mexican national team anymore. The striker has had several issues with representing Mexico throughout his career. He refused to be part of the national team from 2010 to 2014, but there was a surprise inclusion back into the squad for the 2018 edition. The former Arsenal and Real Sociedad striker was of a major influence at the World Cup 2018 as Mexico reached the quarter-finals of the competition. Their regular nemesis Brazil were once again the reason for Mexico being knocked out of a major tournament.

Vela’s indecisiveness with the national team does not seem to be going away anytime soon, as the striker has now claimed that his participation at the World Cup 2022 depends on the status of the Mexican federation. Mexico are expected to undergo a managerial change, as coach Juan Carlos Osorio has been coming under a lot of interest from other South American nations.Osorio was able to transform the fortunes of Mexico and they were within a whisker of reaching the semifinals. Mexico also created a lot of talk at the World Cup after a historic win over Germany in the group stages.

Meanwhile, Vela claims that he is not happy with the past actions of the Mexican federation when it comes to the progress of young players. He is hoping that this issue is sorted for the benefit of the national team.“As soon as the Federation decides what changes they will make, it will also be decided which players will go along with their plans.Many of the young players have a lot of quality, and it’s best that the Federation does not get in the way of their progress. Whoever wins their place is the one who will be there,” said Vela.