Mexico Releases Roster for March World Cup Qualifiers

CONCACAF World Cup qualifying resumes next week, and Mexico will be facing Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago in the upcoming round of Hex games.

Mexico has announced their 25-man roster for the upcoming qualifiers, and there are some notable absences as Giovani dos Santos and Hirving Lozano miss out due to injury.

Juan Carlos Osorio has called up 11 europeos and 14 domestic-based players for this round of qualifiers. Atlas, Chivas de Guadalajara, León, and Tigres UANL are the best-represented Liga MX clubs, having supplied a pair of players apiece, while Porto also has two representatives. In total, 19 clubs are represented on the roster.

The complete roster is as follows:

Goalkeepers (3): Guillermo Ochoa (Granada), José de Jesús Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca).

Defenders (7): Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina), Diego Reyes (Espanyol), Rafael Márquez (Atlas), Néstor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Héctor Moreno (PSV Eindhoven), Oswaldo Alanís (Chivas de Guadalajara), Miguel Layún (Porto).

Midfielders (9): Jürgen Damm (Tigres UANL), Jonathan dos Santos (Villarreal), Héctor Herrera (Porto), Andrés Guardado (PSV Eindhoven), Jesús Molina (Monterrey), Jesús Gallardo (Pumas UNAM), Luis Reyes (Atlas), Orbelín Pineda (Chivas de Guadalajara), Jesús Dueñas (Tigres UANL).

Forwards (6): Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad), Luis Montes (León), Raúl Jiménez (Benfica), Oribe Peralta (América), Javier Hernández (Bayer Leverkusen), Elías Hernández (León).

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