The Mexican team returned to the country after a great performance in the Olympic Games to win a bronze and get on the podium.
Sunday afternoon, August 8, the Selection Mexican Sub-24 of Jaime Lozano arrived at the Mexico City International Airport; After his brilliant performance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, hundreds of fans gathered at the air terminal to receive the soccer players were consecrated with bronze in Japan.
As soon as the day and time that the Tri Olímpico would return to the country were known, families of the players, fans, and national media gathered at the airport to celebrate the victory that each of the national team members obtained in Tokyo.
Hours before the flight from Japan landed in Mexico; attendees began to decorate the arrival hall. The first place was ballooned; the soccer players' relatives carried posters and signs to receive them.
Later, a mariachi arrived who was waiting for the team to give them a warm welcome. Unfortunately, the excitement of seeing the footballers who won an Olympic medal caused the sanitary protocols to be broken, as the healthy distance was completely forgotten, and there was a great accumulation.
Mariachi revived the afternoon with some popular songs while more fans were waiting to see his idol.
Due to the magnitude of the reception, local police formed a barrier to maintaining order and avoiding accidents in the footballers' arrival.
Between the arrival hall and the airport corridors, a line of policemen was placed that prevented people from passing beyond what was allowed.
The wait was extended; the assistants waited around 40 minutes to see the figures of the Aztec team. As soon as the first known face was seen, the excitement turned, and the shouts for a photo or autograph erupted.
Dressed in the Olympic uniform, caps, and masks, each of the members of the Mexican team began to appear in the arrival hall.
The people's excitement prevented the players from being able to move freely, so the support of more security elements was required. Some team figures, such as Guillermo Ochoa, Alexis Vega, or Jaime Lozano, avoided crossing with the crowd and opted for alternate routes.
National team assistant coach Ryota Nashimura also arrived at Mexico City Airport. He commented that he was happy and touched by the warm welcome but did not comment further as he said: "we cannot talk."
Different footballers left behind the fans who were waiting to exchange a few words at a fast pace.
The one who had trouble getting around was Diego Lainenz. The young Betis striker waited a few minutes to get out of the airport, as people would not let him pass.
His father was outside the circle of security, waiting for an opportunity to see and celebrate with his son the victory achieved.
Alexis Vega, one of the referents and figures of the team, requested the support of the police to escort him on his way out. In the company of his daughter and wife, surrounded by security elements, he refused to speak to the media. Instead, he asked that they not get too close with the cameras to avoid an accident.
Some players took the time to attend to the audience and gave away signatures, autographs, and statements. Such was the case with Johan Vásquez. Despite the crowds, he stopped to speak to the media, pointing out that he has to leave Pumas.
Each medalist took different routes to end their journey and reunite with their respective families and clubs.