Mexico Announces 2018 World Cup Roster

Juan Carlos Osorio has named the 23-man roster for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. There are not many surprises on the squad, with Osorio bringing an experienced team.

Only four of El Tri’s 23 are under age 25 (Carlos Salcedo, Edson Álvarez, Jesús Gallardo, and Hirving Lozano), while on the other end of the scale 39-year-old Rafa Márquez will be the second-oldest player in Russia this summer.

Notably, this is the first time Mexico’s World Cup squad has contained more players plying their trade internationally than domestically; just eight players come from within Liga MX, with the remaining 15 playing in the U.S. and Europe.

The complete 23-man roster is as follows:

Goalkeepers (3): Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liege), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Jesús Corona (Cruz Azul)

Defenders (7): Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt), Diego Reyes (Porto), Héctor Moreno (Real Sociedad), Hugo Ayala (Tigres UANL), Edson Álvarez (América), Jesús Gallardo (Pumas UNAM), Miguel Layún (Sevilla)

Midfielders (6): Rafael Márquez (Atlas), Héctor Herrera (Porto), Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Andrés Guardado (Real Betis), Marco Fabián (Eintracht Frankfurt), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy)

Forwards (7): Javier Hernández (West Ham United), Raúl Jiménez (Benfica), Oribe Peralta (América), Jesús Manuel Corona (Porto), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Javier Aquino (Tigres), Hirving Lozano (PSV Eindhoven)

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