European clubs' money talks, says Monterrey coach

Victor Vucetich added that the way for teams from the Americas to attract the world's best players was by improving the standard of the game in their domestic leagues. "South American and North American football can improve a lot," he said.

updated: December 13, 2012 23:43 IST
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Yokohama: Monterrey's coach said on Thursday the wages on offer at European clubs meant it was difficult for teams from other regions to win the Club World Cup after the Mexicans' semi-final loss to Chelsea.

Monterrey were bidding to become the first CONCACAF champions to reach the final of the intercontinental tournament but they were outclassed and outfought 3-1 by a Chelsea team compiled of multi-million-pound stars.

Victor Vucetich said the reason that the last five Club World Cup winners had come from Europe was because of a massive gulf in wages between teams there and sides from South, Central and North America.

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