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Jesus "Tecatito" Corona
2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Preview: Mexico
History and Background
Since the Confederations Cup began in 1992, Mexico have only missed out on three occasions — making them joint leaders in participation alongside Brazil with seven appearances. They hosted the tournament in 1999 and ended up winning it, beating their arch-rivals the United States in the semifinals and then Brazil in the final.
As far as friendlies go, this was about as productive as they come for both Mexico and the Republic of Ireland. El Tri will now return to Mexico City for two key World Cup qualifiers (against Honduras and the United States) at the Azteca brimming with confidence after thrashing Ireland 3-1.
For Ireland, manager Martin O’Neill got a good hard look at his fringe players before a crucial World Cup qualifier against Austria in Dublin — not many of them would’ve passed this difficult litmus test.
Juan Carlos Osorio has announced the preliminary 32-player squad, which will later be reduced to 23, that will battle for Mexico throughout June in two crucial World Cup qualifiers, including one against the United States at the Azteca, and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.
This group of predominantly foreign-based players will not receive any break following the end of their European club seasons as Mexico will face Croatia in Los Angeles on May 27 and Ireland in New Jersey on June 1 in friendly matches.
Porto are nearly unbeatable at home, but not when Alex Telles gets a red card, which he did, earning two yellows in the span of 74 seconds against Juventus Wednesday.
After Telles was sent off in the 27th minute, Porto scrapped and clawed, but in the end the collective talents of Juventus were simply too much for the Portuguese side.
Of course you remember Jesus "Tecatito" Corona's goal against Venezuela in the Copa America Centenario. It was incredible. He looked so much like Messi we had to blink a few times to make sure they hadn't switched jerseys.
Here is is, in all its glory:
This goal was (correctly) named the CONCACAF Goal of the Year. Now that you have this information, watch it again.
Porto are in through the qualifying rounds to the Champions League group stage after defeating Roma (who by the end were playing with nine) 3-0, with the second and third goals being scored by Miguel Layun and Tecatito Corona, respectively.
First, Layun made Wojciech Szczesny look like a sillyhead and rounded the Roma keeper for an easy finish.
Mexico internationals Jesus "Tecatito" Corona and Hector Herrera have started the season brightly for Portuguese side Porto, as both scored bangers in a 3-1 victory against Rio Ave.
Corona found himself on the correct end of a scissor kick in the box, while Herrera's goal came via a masterful chip of the keeper.
Mexico fans have kept a close eye on Jesus "Tecatito" Corona for some time now, as he is one of the most exciting young players to break out of Mexico in recent years. Tecatito is now approaching the end of his inaugural season in Portugal with Porto, and so we here at The18 decided to take a look at how he has done so far.