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Mexico soccer coach Javier Aguirre apologizes for using a vulgar expression

February 22, 2010 |  4:39 pm

Javier Aguirre, coach of Mexico's national soccer team, has apologized for using a vulgar expression last week to describe Mexico in reference to the country’s narco-fueled violence.

Aguirre used the term during an interview with a Spanish radio network in which he said that the security situation in Mexico led him to move his children to Madrid. He also mentioned the possibility of returning to a coaching gig in Europe after leading Mexico into the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

"I deeply regret making that [comment] ... in a forum that was inappropriate," Aguirre told reporters in Mexico on Sunday. "We're going to get to work. Believe me, we're going to have a great World Cup. That's the commitment I make today."

-- Daniel Hernandez in Mexico City