Jose Manuel de la Torre has moved to dismiss rumours his Mexico players visited a strip club while on Confederations Cup duty.
Reports in Brazil suggested the Mexico squad visited a strip club after their 2-1 loss to Italy on Sunday but their coach has denied the claims.
"No. We don't have a report on that. It's not like there's even time to do that," he said.
A 2-0 loss to Brazil on Wednesday ended Mexico's participation in the competition at the group stage but the 49-year-old said their campaign was not a failure.
"Failure? This is not a failure. Failure is when you stop fighting, we simply did not achieve a goal. Final results are always fair. This one was," he said.
"They played a good game, the team. This was a very good opponent and individual talent made the difference for them.
"We had some good approaches on goal. The team showed great character."
Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli has claimed his team was 'never scared' they would lose to Mexico in their Confederations Cup opener.While Mexico head coach Jose Manuel de la Torre claimed Italy's narrow tactics made them 'predictable' and allowed the Mexicans to control general play, Prandelli insisted the match 'went according to plan'.
Mario Balotelli struck late on to give Italy a winning start to the FIFA Confederations Cup, as they overcame Mexico 2-1 in Rio de Janeiro.
Andrea Pirlo is confident that Italy can enjoy a strong FIFA Confederations Cup campaign, and is delighted to have reached 100 caps.
Mexico rallied late on in the opposition half, but fell flat as Buffon was not called into action, and Cesare Prandelli's men closed out the game to seal an important victory.
Mexico head coach Jose Manuel de la Torre has argued his team are looking forward to letting off some steam and winning the Confederations Cup.In CONCACAF's final round of qualifying for next year's World Cup final in Brazil, Mexico have started in uninspiring fashion with five draws and a win from six matches to sit third on the standings, two points adrift of leaders the USA.
Mexico tackle Italy in their first FIFA Confederations Cup outing at the refurbished Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.Italy may be without 20-year-old striker Stephan El Shaarawy after he failed to train on Thursday because of a muscle injury.
Mexico coach Jose Manuel de la Torre could be tempted to make several changes to the side which played out a lacklustre 0-0 draw with Costa Rica in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
Mallorca attacker Giovani dos Santos started that match on the bench and the 24-year-old is expected to replace Guadalajara striker Aldo de Negris in a tactical change which would see el Tri change to a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Elsewhere Gerardo Torrado is looking to make his 142nd international cap in the heart of midfield whilst Javier Aquino could replace Pablo Barrera.
Mario Balotelli is eligible for Italy despite picking up a red card in the World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic last Friday although AC Milan teammate Stephan El Shaarawy is still nursing a minor ankle injury.
Cesare Prandelli has opted for a 4-3-2-1 formation in his training sessions this week with Juventus duo Emanuele Giaccherini and Claudio Marchisio supporting Balotelli.
Mattia De Sciglio could be given the nod to start at left-back as Prandelli looks to give some of his younger players international experience, although Giorgio Chiellini could be shifted out wide with Leonardo Bonucci in the centre.
Italy made their Fifa Confederations Cup debut in 2009 but defeats to Brazil and Egypt ensured that Marcello Lippi's side were knocked out in the group stage.
Cuauhtemoc Blanco scored a joint-tournament record six goals en route to Mexico's 1999 Confederations Cup triumph, when the the hosts defeated Brazil 4-3 in the final.
The Azzurri eliminated Mexico from the 1970 World Cup but have failed to beat el Tri in their following four encounters, losing two and drawing two.
Cesare Prandelli's side have lost only one of their last 11 internationals - a 2-1 friendly defeat to France back in November.
Jose Manuel de la Torre's outfit are unbeaten since a 1-0 friendly defeat to USA last August - a run stretching back 13 games.
Andrea Pirlo is set to make his 100th international appearance.
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