Mexican soccer is in mourning: Francisco Ibarra García, emblematic former president of the FMF and Atlas, passed away

Mexican soccer is in mourning.

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Mexican soccer is going through a sad moment after the death of Francisco Ibarra Garciaa historic director of Mexican soccer. The former president of the FMF died this Monday afternoon and despite the fact that the exact reason for his death is not known, Ibarra suffered from colon cancer.

Ibarra, who lost his life at the age of 72, he directed the FMF from 1990 to 1993 and in his mandate ‘El Tri’ was able to play, for the first time, a Copa América in 1993, in which by the way, Mexico reached the final but fell to Argentina 2-1.

For his part, he was in charge of Atlas from 1995 to 1999, where he also achieved important achievements for the red and blacks, since under his management they were able to sign players who became club history, such as Eduardo Berizzo, Hugo Norberto Castillo and Darío Franco.

After hearing the unfortunate news, The FMF decided to publish a heartfelt message of condolence for the loss and resignation to their relatives. Similarly, other Mexican soccer teams demonstrated after his death, as is the case of Atlante.

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