Magical 48 hours for Mexico’s Erick Gutierrez
In just 48 hours, Mexico midfielder Erick Gutierrez received two of the biggest pieces of news in his life.
On Monday, he welcomed his first child, and on Wednesday he was chosen at the last minute to play in his first World Cup.
The 22-year-old Gutierrez was an emergency replacement for Diego Reyes, who was ruled out after failing to recover in time from a thigh injury.
While Gutierrez wasn't part of the original squad, he traveled with the team.
Gutierrez says "I want to enjoy my time here and I know I have to be patient. It's sad what happened to Diego, and I know because it happened to me before a tournament. Now I just have to give them my best."