Cuauhtemoc Blanco Suits Up for 'El Tri' One Last Time

by Jonny Rico on May.27.2014
  1. Mexican National Team legend Cuauhtemoc Blanco will suit up for the Mexican National one last time on Wednesday night at the mythical Estadio Azteca. "El Tri" will be hosting Israel in the first preparation match for the World Cup squad; the match will serve as the official send off party for the team as well as the final tribute to Cuauhtemoc Blanco. 

    "El Cuau" has accumulated 119 caps for the National Team and he'll be appearing in his 120th and final match. During those 119 matches Blanco has scored 39 goals and will look for at least one to close off his international scoring count at 40. 

    The 41 year old Club America product just signed for first division side Puebla so that he could retire from professional football in the top flight at the end of the Apertura 2014 season. 

    Blanco spent the past week training with the 23 man squad that is set to represent Mexico in the upcoming Wolrd Cup. Manager Miguel Herrera announced his starting lineup and revealed that Blanco will be on the pitch for the opening whistle. We can expect to see Blanco during the opening 15-20 minutes of the match. 

    What is your best 'Cuau' memory?   

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