It was touching scenes that unfolded, en Monterrey on the night of Monday Danish time secured the mexican football championship with a victory on penalty kicks over America.
in Particular, a man was in the focus: the Monterreys argentine head coach, Antonio Mohamed.
the Photos after the dramatic victory was not to be mistaken. There was more at stake than 'just' football.
As the decisive penalty kick was put in, and the stadium exploded in an inferno of noise and cheers, sat Antonio Mohamed on trænerbænken and sobbed while he held a bedekrans between the hands.
the History of why Antonio Mohamed reacted as he did is tragic.
In 2006, he lost his son, Faryd, in a violent car accident. Antonio Mohamed had previously promised his son that he would one day become a coach in the Farids yndlingsklub, Monterrey, and make the club champion.
The promise was fulfilled a good 13 years later.
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Argentinian manager Antonio Mohamed promised his son Faryd, that he’d return to his son's favourite team, the Monterrey one day & win a title but Faryd was killed in a tragic car accident in 2006. the— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) December 30, 2019
Yesterday he accomplished that promise & burst into tears after the final whistle pic.twitter.com/TyRrvmHvNh
Antonio Mohamed was even in the car accident that claimed the lives of Faryd life. It happened during the WORLD cup finals in Germany, where the two had been in to see Argentina's quarter-final against Germany.
the Day after the fight, on the way to the airport, was Antonio Mohameds car torpedoed by another car in the al for the high speed and Faryd lost their lives, while Mohamed himself got badly injured and was in danger of losing his leg.
Antonio Mohamed played even for Monterrey in its active career. As a coach he has represented several clubs in Mexico and Argentina, while he reached to be the head coach of Celta Vigo in a half a year in 2018.
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