Carlos Vela to miss World Cup

Real Sociedad's Mexican forward Carlos Vela controls the ball during the Spanish league football match Sevilla FC vs Real Sociedad at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on May 18, 2013
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The Mexican FA confirms that Carlos Vela will not be selected for this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

The Mexican Football Association has confirmed that Carlos Vela will not be selected for this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

The Real Sociedad striker, 24, has not played for his country since 2011 because of a long-running dispute with the governing body.

It has now been announced in an official statement that the forward is not 'mentally or emotionally ready' to feature in the upcoming tournament.

Vela has scored nine goals in 35 appearances for Mexico.

Inigo Martinez of Real Sociedad de Futbol in action during the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and Shakhtar Donetsk held on September 17, 2013
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