Sanchez to return home

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

Mexico goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez will leave the team at the World Cup following the his father's death on Wednesday.

Sanchez to return home
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Mexico City:

Mexico goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez will leave the team at the World Cup following the his father's death on Wednesday. Felipe Sanchez, 50, died in Guadalajara of a heart attack, team spokesman Juan Jose Kochen said. He was preparing to fly to Germany to watch his son play. Sanchez will miss Mexico's opening match against Iran on Sunday in Nuremberg, Mexican soccer federation president Alberto de la Torre told Mexico City's Formato 21 radio station. Sanchez had been expected to start. Coach Ricardo Lavolpe has two other 'keepers on the roster, Jesus Corona and Guillermo Ochoa, but neither has much international experience. (AP)

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