While Neymar admires Messi, the player who belittled Lionel and paid Karma in Mexico
They did not see him again in the debut of his new country in the World Cup
The Qatar 2022 World Cup started for the Argentine team and obviously, for Lionel Messi as well. The team led by Lionel Scaloni suffered a hard setback when they fell against Saudi Arabia, in their debut in the Middle East, in Asia.
However, the low blow was also for a player who was born in the country, who surprisingly, decided to turn his back on the Lionel Messi and the Albiceleste and they did not even return to see him in the first match of his new team, he thought he was going to have a better chance outside his own country
It is about Rogelio Funes Mori. The former River Plate striker, who has been in Mexico since 2015, decided to renounce his Argentine nationality and from 2021 to represent El Tri. Although there was pressure for him not to be called up for the World Cup, Gerardo Martino cited him among the 26 players who traveled to Qatar.
However, ‘Tata’ gave him a low blow in Mexico’s debut. Despite the fact that he expected to add minutes against Poland, the coach of the Concacaf team preferred Henry Martín and then Raúl Jiménez, who arrived at the World Cup with a touch, but was taken into account over the ‘Twin’.
Funes Mori’s passage through the Argentine team:
The striker had a stint in the Under 20 National Team and represented it in the 2011 South American Cup. In addition, he recorded a friendly with the absolute team. He went against Brazil and registered 30 minutes, in 2013. He chose the easy path, went to Mexico and karma came for selling himself to another country.