Mexico dealt blow after ex-Manchester City striker denied US visa ahead of tonight’s friendly

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According to Deportes Terra, Mexico boss Miguel Herrera said he considered calling up Chiapas striker Matias Vuoso for tonight’s friendly, but he did not have the correct papers to travel to the United States.

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“We tried to call Vuoso, but his visa had expired. He has excelled in the league, and we felt he deserved his place” said Herrera in a post-training press conference.

So far in his tenure, Herrera has not been using any ‘naturalised’ players who were not Mexican by birth, but he recently mentioned that he thought about calling up Toluca’s Argentina-born midfielder Lucas Lobos and Queretaro’s Brazilian-born Sinha.

Vuoso was called up to the Mexican national team during the era of Sven-Göran Eriksson in 2008, scoring in a goal against Canada which proved to be vital for Mexico’s  progression to the famed “Hexagonal”. He has scored five goals so fat this season.

Vuoso was born in Argentina, but is now a naturalised Mexican. He has played for Independiente, Manchester City, Santos Laguna, Club America, Atlas and now Chiapas.

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