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Chepo denies Mexico's post-match strip club visit
Chepo de la Torre hanging by a thread as Mexico boss

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Chepo de la Torre hanging by a thread as Mexico boss

Jose Manuel "Chepo" de la Torre has moved to dismiss rumors that his Mexico players visited a strip club while on Confederations Cup duty.

Reports in Brazil had suggested that members of El Tri visited the establishment in the wake of their 2-1 loss to Italy but Chepo said his stars did nothing of the sort.

"No. We don't have a report on that. It's not like there's even time to do that," de la Torre told reporters.

Wednesday's 2-0 loss to Brazil, coupled with Italy's 4-3 victory over Japan, ensured that Mexico has been knocked out of the competition in the group stage but the 49-year-old says their campaign was not a failure.

"Failure? This is not a failure. Failure is when you stop fighting, we simply did not achieve a goal. Final results are always fair. This one was,” de la Torre said. "They played a good game, the team. This was a very good opponent, and individual talent made the difference for them.

"We had some good approaches on goal. The team showed great character."

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