Everything you need to know about the cliffhanger of the Mexican team's sex scandal a few days from Russia 2018
In recent days, the entertainment magazine TV Notas revealed photographs of the alleged private party that had some players of the Mexican national football team, on the night of June 2, a few days before the start of the World Cup.
According to the publication of Mexico, eight of the players called to participate in the World Cup by the Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio, met with about 30 women in Mexico City. The meeting took place after a friendly match against the Scottish national team that was played in preparation for the World Cup.
Who are the players involved?
Guillermo 'Memo' Ochoa
The goalkeeper of the 'Tri' will play his fourth World Cup and it is the second time he will play as official goalkeeper after his participation in Brazil 2014. Currently, he plays for the Standard Liege of Belgium, the club he arrived in 2017, after playing in Málaga and Granada, both teams belonging to the Spanish league.
Although he does not like to talk much about his private life, Memo Ochoa cannot distance his relationship with the model Karla Mora from the cameras and the two children born of that relationship. On one occasion, Karla said for the Chicago Tribune "I'm not jealous, I love that they admire him and love him a lot." What will she think now?
'Titan', as he is known in the football world, plays as a central defender in the German club, Eintracht Frankfurt. His wife is Andrea Navarro, a Mexican who shares life with the soccer player since they got married in 2016.
Given the criticism for their possible participation in what they have called the "sexual scandal of the 'Tri'", Salcedo decided to upload a publication to Instagram Stories, which states that "the envious man invents the rumor, the gossip diffuses, and the idiot believes it".
Eager to solve the marital problems with his wife, Chantal Mato, the FC Porto midfielder from Portugal decided to apply for a permit to leave the concentration in Denmark - where the Mexican team is preparing for a friendly against the selection of that country-. As reported by TV Notas, the player traveled to Portugal to "fix his situation before leaving for the World Cup in Russia."
Teammate of Héctor Herrera at FC Porto, the 'Tecatito' Corona is married to Gabriela García, with whom he has a son and has been married for four years. So far, the player has not manifested about the scandal.
Jonathan and Giovani dos Santos
The brothers Dos Santos play together in the Los Angeles Galaxy of the MLS (United States) and in addition to sharing equipment, they also share their singleness.
Although Jonathan was involved with the Spanish influencer, Marta Carriedo, the couple ended their relationship in 2017, a month after announcing their engagement.
On the other hand, the Mexican press has associated Giovani with celebrities such as Eiza González and Belinda, although without demonstrating any of these relationships.
The forward of the Mexican National Team stands out, at the club level, as one of the most important benchmarks of Benfica in Portugal. Currently, he has a relationship with Mexican actress Daniela Basso, since 2017.
Finally, there is the midfielder who plays at Eintracht Frankfurt, where he shares a dressing room with his compatriot Carlos Salcedo.
Fabián has been dating for a little over a year with Spanish journalist Andrea Sánchez, although there is talk of a possible breakup of the couple, due to the little interaction she has shown in recent months in social networks.
Will this scandal affect the field of play?
The "private party" of Mexican players has created controversy in the Central American country, especially in the nation's press.
Some characters like Eitan Benezra, ESPN journalist, clarify that personal life is far from professional life and that this type of action should not be important in the soccer field. "I'm not interested in what someone does in their free time. My opinion and judgment I do for what they do on the court that is what I like", said the communicator on his Twitter account.
However, there are those who advocate the healthy life of athletes, both on and off the courts. "The party in Mexico is wrong because of two things: 1. Many players are married, that will bring problems at home and problems at home DO affect the field. 2. Less than two weeks from the World Cup, you can NOT show yourself like this. It is the most important competition for a football player", he wrote, also on Twitter, the television presenter, Heliodoro Hinojosa.
It seems that the Mexican Football Federation (Femexfut) thinks the same as Hinojosa, because, according to the newspaper El Universal, the sports entity showed its anger towards the players responsible for the sexual scandal. "All the players lived the reprimand, in which they were required to 'appeal to conscience and maturity' so that it does not happen again," the Mexican media wrote.
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