Sorry, Panama. I know the Gold Cup final is later Sunday night, but the tournament has already been won by Mexico after members of the national team met the child who wanted to be Mexican — so he could spend his days eating quesadillas — and presented him with that delicacy and an El Tri jersey.
It was revealed in the original video that the four-year-old boy has Ethiopian roots, but that's all over now — just look at how content he is to be wearing La Verde and eating that delicious cheesiness melted inside a warm tortilla.
— Mexican National Team (@miseleccionmxEN) July 16, 2023
Here's a video of the heartwarming encounter.
Ser mexicano es un deseo que traspasa fronteras.
— Selección Nacional (@miseleccionmx) July 16, 2023
This content still doesn't make him eligible to represent Mexico's national team when he's older, but I think we should petition FIFA for a special one-time switch in this kid's case.
I'd like to see photos of him at FIFA headquarters in Zurich next, eating quesadillas and signing a document alongside Gianni Infantino that commits his international future to Mexico.