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Mexico names 29-player squad for March World Cup qualifiers

Lizzy Becherano
Mexico names their 29-player squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers
Mexico names their 29-player squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers / Jam Media/GettyImages
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Mexican national team head coach Tata Martinez has named his 29-player squad for the decisive March World Cup qualifiers, with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Raul Jimenez and Napoli’s Hirving Lozano headlining the attack. 

El Tri is set to host North American rivals United States at the historic Azteca stadium to kick off the series on March 24, before traveling to Honduras and returning home to play El Salvador. 

Mexico currently stands in third place on the Concacaf table with 21 points in 11 games, trailing behind the USMNT and Canada. 

As it stands, Mexico would qualify directly into the international tournament. The top three nationals earn a ticket to the World Cup, with fourth place must face an undetermined team from Asia’s bracket to qualify. 

Major League Soccer’s Julian Araujo is back for El Tri after a great showing during the last round of qualifiers. Andres Guardado and Rogelio Funes Mori are notably missing from the roster due to injuries. 

Here is the complete squad… 

Goalkeepers: 

  • Rodolfo Cota (Leon)
  • Guillermo Ochoa (Club America)
  • Jonathan Orozco (Club Tijuana)
  • Alfredo Talavera (Pumas)

Defenders: 

  • Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy)
  • Nestor Araujo (Celta Vigo)
  • Jesus Angulo (Tigres)
  • Erick Aguirre (Monterrey)
  • Gerardo Arteaga (Genk)
  • Julio Cesar Dominguez (Cruz Azul)
  • Jesus Gallardo (Monterrey)
  • Cesar Montes (Monterrey)
  • Hector Moreno (Monterrey)
  • Jorge Sanchez (Club America)
  • Johan Vasquez (Genoa)

Midfielders:

  • Edson Alvarez (Ajax)
  • Erick Gutierrez (PSV)
  • Hector Herrera (Atletico Madrid)
  • Carlos Rodriguez (Cruz Azul)
  • Luis Romo (Monterrey)

Forwards: 

  • Diego Lainez (Real Betis)
  • Uriel Antuna (Cruz Azul)
  • Jesus Corona (Sevilla)
  • Rodolfo Pizarro (Monterrey)
  • Santiago Gimenez (Cruz Azul) 
  • Raul Jimenez (Wolverhampton)
  • Hirving Lozano (Napoli)
  • Henry Martin (Club America)
  • Alexis Vega (Chivas)
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