In preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Mexico’s football squad held a farewell party with about 30 prostitutes before the team departed for the game, reports said Tuesday.
According to the TVNotas magazine, nine members of Mexico’s World Cup squad partied at a private compound in Mexico City last Saturday following the team’s 1-0 win over Scotland at the Aztec Stadium.
The magazine published images of players arriving at the party under the headline “The true farewell of the Tri!”.
According to Mexican officials, the players will not be sanctioned as they attended the party in their free time.
Guillermo Cantu, general secretary of the Mexican Football Federation, also said the players would not be punished because “they have not missed training.”
“A free day is a free day and those are the risks that one runs with freedom,”
Among the players in attendance were goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and Benfica striker Raul Jimenez.
Also, Los Angeles Galaxy brothers Jonathan and Giovani dos Santos, along with defender Carlos Salcedo and midfielder Marco Fabian, who both play for Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany.
The Mexico team is already in Copenhagen, where they are preparing for a friendly against Denmark on Saturday before heading on to Russia.
Meanwhile, In September 2010, Mexico players were fined after they partied with women after a game in Monterrey but defender Efrain Juarez and forward Carlos Vela was suspended from the selection for six months.
In June 2011, shortly before a trip to Argentina to participate in the Copa America, Mexican players hired sex workers in a hotel in Quito, Ecuador, which also got them fined and suspended from the national team for 6 months.