The initial expectation was that they would attend 60 thousand and 80 thousand Mexican fans to the World Cup Qatar 2022, though Marcelo Ebrard, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, commented that could already be “above 80 thousand” those who attend the World Cup, where the The Mexican team will face Poland, Argentina and Saudi Arabia in Group C.
During the presentation of the program Center Mexico Qatar 2022, held this Tuesday at Morelos Room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mexican foreign minister commented:
A presence of over 80,000 people is expected and our task is to do informative work, so that it is clear to them that it is a country with certain rules. The Mexico Qatar Center is thinking to have a communion with our fans and help them in any problem.
The delegation of Mexican fans was expected to be the third largest, although due to demand it is already considered that it will be the second most important during the Qatar World Cup 2022.
Due to the Mexican fans demandthe FIFA decided that the Mexican team will play their group stage matches in the stadiums with the highest capacity.
about the big number of Mexican fans that will meet to support the Tricolor, louis yonpresident of the FMF, noted:
Concerned and busy with all our great fans, we think there will be tens of thousands who will support the Mexican National Team. Having this initiative, with a multidisciplinary group led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and supported by the National Guard, is a great initiative, we are glad that they support our fans in Qatar.
Ask our fans to respect other cultures, the host country that has worked for years to have this World Cup, we are going to have 32 fans in the same venue, we hope it will be great fun, that we respect the host country and feel good supported by the Mexican government in Qatar 2022.
What is the Mexico Qatar Center program?
The program Center Mexico Qatar 2022 It is a strategy implemented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Mexican Soccer Federation and National Guard to toast support to the thousands of Mexican fans that accompany the Mexican National Team in the World Cup, scheduled of November 20 to December 18.
“This event is the largest and most exciting on the planet, and for this reason we value and appreciate the sensible effort of the SRE to establish a Special Attention Center for Mexicansconfident that it will provide support, clarity and accompaniment to our compatriots during the World Cup event,” he said. From Louisa.
For the Mexican Soccer Federation, it is gratifying to learn about the creation and planning of this multidisciplinary group, supported by the National Guard, which will be at the service of the great Mexican fans that accompany us in Qatar. Congratulations and count on the collaboration of the Mexican Soccer Federation.
The Mexico Qatar Center, that will be in a space ceded to Mexico by the Katara Foundationwill have what it takes to give support and response to the compatriots who will be in the World Cup fairan estimated 80 thousand people.
Ebrard Casaubon detailed the Central Mexico Qatar program:
This program will provide consular protection and care in Qatar. The support to Mexicans will be with information, protection, assistance and consular services, it will have a consular services office to replace documentation and issue emergency passports; a health window run by the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME) to care for nationals and, in case of emergencies, refer them to local medical centers with which they seek to have agreements.
In addition, the program will feature members of the Mexican National Guardwho will be liaison and link with the security, surveillance and control authorities of the State of Qatar.
The event served as a space to recognize, by the Foreign Ministry, the work of the referee Karen Diaz, first Mexican to participate Men’s World Cup.
For me, it is a great pride and a great commitment to represent Mexico in this World Cup. I will be the first Mexican on that field, but I am sure I will not be the last, because in Mexican soccer we are all uniting our talent and means to build a path in which we can choose our dreams, achieve them and empower others within and off the pitches.
Karen Díaz, the first Mexican referee to participate in a World Cup, at the presentation of the Mexico Qatar 2022 Center. pic.twitter.com/eKARmUECyt
– Marcelo Ebrard C. (@m_ebrard) August 16, 2022
The Mexican selection will debut on tuesday november 22at 10:00 a.m. Central Mexico time, against Poland, in the Stadium 974located in Ras Abu Aboud, Doha.
The second meeting for those led by Gerardo Martino will be the saturday november 26 versus Argentinaat 1:00 p.m. Central Mexico time, in the Lusail Stadium.
Mexico will complete the group stage on Wednesday, November 30 against Saudi Arabiaat 1:00 p.m. Central Mexico time, in the Lusail Stadium.
(With information from ESPN and FMF)