Mexican boss Juan Carlos Osorio has selected his squad for the upcoming friendlies in November against Belgium and Poland. 26 players have been selected for El Tri’s trip to Europe as a preparation for the 2018 World Cup.
Mexico vs Belgium, 10th November, King Baudouin Stadium (Brussels)
Mexico vs Poland, 13th November, Stadion Energa Gdansk (Gdansk)
Defender Oswaldo Alanis has been dropped along with 22 year old midfielder Erick Gutierrez, who were a part of Mexico squad in the final two World Cup Qualifiers last month.
Two Mexican players have earned their first national call ups after their impressive performance in Europe.
Uriel Antuna for Mexico Under 20
20 year old midfielder Uriel Antuna has got a call, he plays in Eredivisie with Groningen. Also another midfielder Omar Govea has got an opportunity in the senior squad, who plays for Excel Mouscron in Belgian top division.
Both the players are on loan from Manchester City and FC Porto respectively.
It will be a huge test for the Mexican players as playing Belgium and Poland in their conditions will be tough. Mexico’s World Cup preparation starts with these games and the Mexicans need to get their act right this time around.
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They have the potential, talent but they always fall short in every FIFA events. So it will be a challenge for Osorio and his boys to live up to the fans expectations.
Javier Hernandez is Mexico’s all time highest goal scorer
There have been some players who are doing extremely well in Europe, the likes of Chicharito, Hirving Lozano, Andres Guardao need to step up and play to their optimum for Mexico.
Hector Moreno is one of Mexico’s main defenders
Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa, Jose de Jesus Corona, Rodolfo Cota
Defenders: Hector Moreno, Miguel Layun, Diego Reyes, Hugo Ayala, Nestor Araujo, Jesus Gallardo, Carlos Salcedo, Edson Alvarez, Cesar Montes
Midfielders: Hector Herrera, Andres Guardado, Giovani dos Santos, Javier Aquino, Jonathan dos Santos, Jurgen Damm, Uriel Antuna, Omar Govea
Strikers: Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela, Oribe Peralta, Hirving Lozano, Raul Jimenez, Jesus Manuel Corona