supervisor Gerardo “Tata” Martino included stars comparable to Guillermo Ochoa, Hirving “Chucky” Lozano, Andres Guardado, Hector Herrera and Jimenez, who not too prolonged in the past recovered from an damage that has left him with out minutes since August.
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The 26-participant guidelines was whittled down from a preliminary 31-man squad that was revealed earlier this month.
By Monday, the final 4 cuts have been Erick Sanchez, Jesus Angulo, Diego Lainez and Santiago Gimenez.
Of the 4, the absences of Lainez and Gimenez are basically the most lovable and controversial selections by Martino.
although Gimenez is the current joint-prime goalscorer inside the 2023-24 Europa League, Martino hinted on the Feyenoord participant probably lacking out on the World Cup after stating final week that the 21-yr-outdated striker “has had couple of minutes” and that “typically, you should look past the goals.”
As for Lainez, the prospect-taking winger was an impactful substitute for Mexico in World Cup qualifying, however in addition somebody who has severely lacked appearances with Braga in Portugal this season.
current stories indicated that the 22-yr-outdated was competing for a World Cup spot with Roberto Alvarado, a much less assault-minded however extra effectively-rounded winger selection that Martino seems to desire for Qatar.
With their upcoming fifth World Cup invite, Ochoa and Guardado (as effectively as to Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina‘s Lionel Messi) will equal the match doc for nationwide crew name-ups held by Germany‘s Lothar Matthaus, Italy‘s Gianluigi Buffon and fellow Mexico countrymen Antonio Carbajal and Rafael Marquez.
Mexico might have one closing nice — in direction of Sweden (Nov. sixteen) inside the Spanish metropolis of Girona — earlier than heading out to Qatar.
Mexico’s closing World Cup squad
Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa, Rodolfo Cota, Alfredo Talavera
Midfielders: Erick Gutierrez, Orbelin Pineda, Hector Herrera, Carlos Rodriguez, Kevin Alvarez, Andres Guardado, Roberto Alvarado, Edson Alvarez, Luis Chavez, Uriel Antuna, Luis Romo, Hirving Lozano, Alexis Vega
Forwards: Rogelio Funes Mori, Henry Martin, Raul Jimenez