• Wednesday Sep 12, 2012

    President Webb honors Mexican Olympic Team

    MEXICO CITY - CONCACAF President, Jeffrey Webb, honored the Gold Medal winning Mexican Olympic Football Team during a ceremony held Tuesday at the Azteca Stadium before a World Cup Qualifying match between host Mexico and Costa Rica.

    "I am honored to share our pride for the outstanding Olympic performance displayed by the Mexican team," expressed Webb after offering the recognition awards to the players. "It is a privilege for me to assist in the unfolding of a new era of great Mexican football, as it is our goal to continue promoting the sport and cultivating the development of talent that inspires true passion for football by fostering excellence in the game."

    Joined by CONCACAF General Secretary, Enrique Sanz; Mexican Olympic head coach, Luis Fernando Tena; Mexican Football Federation National Team Director, Hector Gonzalez Iñarritu; plus Olympic medalists Raul Jimenez and Diego Reyes, Webb confirmed their commitment to supporting Mexico on its quest for greater development and achievements.

    "This Gold Medal showcases the level of excellence in competition and the unquestionable aptitude that is emerging from this region," emphasized Webb.

    In addition to Mexico's gold, the United States and Canada captured gold and bronze in women's football, respectively, making CONCACAF the first confederation in history to win the Gold Medal in both male and female categories in the same Olympic Games. Furthermore, with Honduras' extraordinary participation in the Olympics, CONCACAF becomes the first region to have all four of its representatives reach the quarterfinals.

    "After this unprecedented success for our region, I can solely reiterate my sincere wish to collaborate on our common goals towards development," said Webb.

    President Webb will be honoring the United States and Canada during an award ceremony in the coming weeks.

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