According to reports out of Mexico and Venezuela, the real reason that defenders Ricardo Osorio and Carlos Salcido and midfielder Pavel Pardo failed to make the trip down south was because they are stern supporters of the previous regime. Brian Homewood has the background here.
Is there really strife in the Mexican camp, or is this just a story invented by the press to make it look like everything is not all shits and giggles in Hugo-town? Either way, an angry Ecuador will be no push over on Sunday.
Goodbye to the ‘Lavolpistas’? [Reuters Soccer Blog]