Mexico identify injured Raul Jimenez to World Cup squad

Mexico included Raul Jimenez of their males’s 2022 World Cup squad on Monday however had no room for Diego Lainez or Santiago Gimenez.

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.

Sevilla‘s Jesus “Tecatito” Corona was the primary to be reduce from the preliminary squad on Nov. eight after being unable to get elevated in time from a fractured fibula.

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hinted on the Feyenoord participant probably lacking out on the World Cup after stating final week that the 21-yr-outdated striker “has had couple of minutes” and that “typically, you should look past the goals.”

In his place, No. 9s like membership America’s Henry Martin, Monterrey’s Rogelio Funes Mori and Jimenez have been included.

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current stories indicated that the 22-yr-outdated was competing for a World Cup spot with Roberto Alvarado, a much less assault-minded however extra effectively-rounded winger selection that Martino seems to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.

Ten gamers from Mexico’s 2018 World Cup roster will return in 2022: Alfredo Talavera, Hector Moreno, Edson Alvarez, Erick Gutierrez, Jesus Gallardo, Ochoa, Herrera, Guardado, Jimenez and Lozano.

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.

inside the group stage, Martino and his males will face Poland (Nov. 22), Argentina (Nov. 26) and Saudi Arabia (Nov. 30).

Mexico’s closing World Cup squad

Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa, Rodolfo Cota, Alfredo Talavera

Defenders: Nestor Araujo, Jesus Gallardo, Gerardo Arteaga, Hector Moreno, Jorge Sanchez, Johan Vasquez, Cesar Montes

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

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