Rogelio Funes Mori has the permission to defend the colors of Mexico in the Gold Cup, after authorization from FIFA
The Monterrey striker, Rogelio Funes Mori, is authorized by FIFA to play the gold Cup with the Mexican National Team, once his change of Federation was approved. The attacker naturalized a few days ago and now awaits the summons of Tata Martino.
“The FIFA Players’ Status Committee today approved the following change of association. Rogelio Gabriel Funes Mori may represent Mexico with immediate effect“, informed a spokesman of the FIFA to ESPN Digital.
The Mexican Soccer Federation sent the request for the change of Association of Rogelio Gabriel Funes Mori from early Tuesday morning, once the Argentine had obtained his “certificate of Mexican nationality.”
The South American was set back, because the Mexican Soccer Federation must deliver the preliminary list of summoned for the Gold Cup this week and could not include Funes Mori until it had the approval of FIFA.
In order to make the change, Funes Mori needed to resign from the Argentine Soccer Association, send the request from the Mexican Soccer Federation and the approval of the FIFA Player Status Committee.
“I want to share with you with great pride that I am already Mexican. I feel love, respect and gratitude for this great country and its people. I’m very happy! “, Published Rogelio Funes Mori, on his social networks, once he received the certificate of Mexican nationality.
The 30-year-old attacker hopes to receive the call from Gerardo Tata Martino for the Gold Cup, because the Mexican National Team has had problems finding a replacement for Raúl Jiménez, who is out of competition indefinitely.
The Mexican National Team will be able to count on Rogelio Funes Mori for the Gold Cup, once he has all the permits.