Mexico's National team did some physical preparation in the golden sands of Acapulco the number one tourist destination in Mexico. Unlike everybody else, in Acapulco the National squad was there to get in tune early for the most important soccer competition in the planet. In Acapulco the squad received a lot of support from their fans that gave a boost to their morale.
Pavel Pardo said: "The most important thing for me is that the Mexican people are 100 per cent behind the national team. At the end of the day, you're not just representing one sector of society; you're carrying the hopes of 100 million Mexicans."
The "Tricolor" as it's called in Mexico spent about five days of hard work on the beach. They did the hard physical work in Acapulco to head back to Mexico City with some good fitness work behind them. The next few days should see the players enjoying considerably more time with the ball.
They're getting ready to head to Europe in the final stage of their preparation for the Soccer World Cup. They will face France on May 27th one of the most important friendly games of the squad.
On the other hand, France coach Raymond Domenech will take just his squad of 23 players and nobody else to a FIFA World Cup training camp later this month.
Domenech, who has until 15 May to unveil his final list, said no reserves would be invited to the camp from 22-26 May in the French Alps resort of Tignes.
"I thought about it carefully and I don't think it would be a good thing to bring players who would need somebody else to get injured to make the squad," Domenech told French radio channel RTL.
Coach Domenech wants to avoid what happened in France 98, back then six players were told to leave France's training camp at the last minute.
The French team is preparing to face Mexico on May 27th in a game that's expected to be one of the most difficult friendly matches in their World Cup preparation; they'll have the opportunity to measure against another head of group, and a different style of play than the European soccer.
Most sports books will certainly have a line for this exciting friendly match that will meet two very good soccer teams and hopefully allow the fans to enjoy a very good game.
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