Mexico’s top scorer and the revelation of this Copa America Nery Castillo is a doubt for tomorrow night’s game against Argentina.
The Olympiakos striker injured his left knee in Sunday’s 6-0 thumping of Paraguay in which he scored two goals, to bring his Copa total to four. Reports say his chances of being ready are few given the short time remaining before the game kicks off.
The 23-year old Castillo was born in Mexico to a Uruguayan ex-footballer and was signed by Greek club Olympiakos after debuting with modest Uruguayan league side Danubio aged 15. This confusion of identity lead the Mexican, Greek and Uruguayan national associations all try and persuade him to declare for them.
He held off until recently opting for Mexico, he says on the advise of his father. He refused to have anything to do with the Mexican team while it was under the polemical management of Argentine coach Ricardo La Volpe before finally debuting under Hugo Sanchez.
His loss against Argentina would be a huge blow for the Tri.