Mexico Announces 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

Mexico has announced its 23-man squad for World Cup 2014.

The squad that will be traveling to Brazil is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio)

Defenders: Paul Aguilar (América), Francisco Rodriguez (América), Diego Reyes (Porto), Hector Moreno (Espanyol), Rafael Marquez (León), Miguel Layún (America), Andres Guardado (Bayer Leverkusen), Carlos Salcido (UANL)

Midfield: Juan Carlos Medina (America), Carlos Pena (León), Luis Montes (León), Juan José Vázquez (León), Hector Herrera (Porto), Isaac Brizuela (Toluca), Marco Fabian (Cruz Azul)

Strikers: Oribe Peralta (Santos Laguna), Raul Jimenez (America), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United), Alan Pulido (UANL), Giovani dos Santos (Villarreal)

Out of the 23 players listed above, 35% of the team play for Club America or Leon. Mexico Head Coach Miguel Herrera has selected a side consisting mostly of Liga MX players.

Not included in the squad are key players including Carlos Vela and Óscar Pérez Rojas.

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  1. Notable players that missed the list are Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) and Javier Aquino (Villareal). Óscar Pérez is 41 years old and is, obviously, not in his prime.

    The biggest surpise regarding the Mexico 23-man squad for the World Cup is Carlos Salcido, who had an inconsistent season and is not one of the most talented LB in Mexico. However, his World Cup and Olympic Games experience, as well as his frienship with most of the selected squad members, seem highly valued by Miguel Herrera.

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