The brutal and bloody brawl at the Liga MX game between the Quertaro Gallos Blancos and the Atlas Zorros left the sports world stunned, Mexican soccer was called into question regarding security measures for fans and players.
The Mexican Football Federation announced sanctions and protocols to, according to them, ensure safety in the stadiums, however, U.S. Soccer showed its concern to Femexfut, this due to the visit that the USMNT will have to the Azteca Stadium on March 24 in a vital game for the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
U.S. Soccer concerned about Quertaro brawl
U.S. Soccer released a statement on the matter and said that Mexican soccer authorities, led by Yon de Luisa, have responded to those concerns.
“U.S. Soccer has spoken to Mexican Football Federation officials, who have assured us that the U.S. and Mexican fans, teams and players alike will safely experience one of the world’s biggest national team rivalries in sports, as has been the case at Estadio Azteca for past matches,” U.S. Soccer said.
In all of history, the United States has never been able to beat Mexico as an away team in official matches, as will be the case on March 24, however, beyond the sporting aspect, U.S. Soccer’s thoughts are on what happened at Estadio La Corregidora.
Words of support for those affected at La Corregidora
“As we prepare for our upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Mexico at Estadio Azteca on March 24, we want to pause to express our thoughts over the unbearable and horrific tragedy that occurred at a league match in Queretaro this past weekend.”
According to official figures provided by the Government of Queretaro, there were no fatalities following the terrible event, and Liga MX activity will resume this weekend with fans in the stands.
Currently, the United States and Mexico are tied with 21 points in second place in the CONCACAF qualifiers, while Canada leads the standings with 25 points; the first three places will have a ticket to Qatar 2022.