The Mexico squad for the 2022 World Cup represents the country’s eighth-consecutive appearance at the tournament. Overall, it is Mexico’s 17th time featuring at the World Cup.

This year, it hopes to break the curse of the round of 16. From 1994 until now, Mexico got out of the group. However, in that first knockout stage game, Mexico fell, often in dramatic ways. In two of those, 2006 and 2010, Mexico fell at the hands of Argentina. This year, the Mexico World Cup squad has a chance for redemption facing Argentina in the group stage.

Gerardo Martino selected a mix of players that play in Europe and North America. The vast majority of these players represent Mexican clubs. For example, there are five players from Monterrey, and a further three players from Club América. In total, 16 players ply their club trade in Mexico.

Notable names

The key players for Mexico come from across the world, however. Out of Mexico, Guillermo Ochoa is the starting goalkeeper. He is consistently one of the top performers at the World Cup, dating back to a sensational performance in 2014 in Brazil. Also, Héctor Moreno, one of the Monterrey boys, has a plethora of experience with 126 caps, including three World Cups already.

Only Andrés Guardado from Real Betis has more caps in this squad for outfield players. The midfielder has an astounding 177 caps, and he is the captain of this side.

Yet, the players that can make a difference certainly center around Hirving Lozano and Raúl Jiménez. Lozano is a world-class talent playing for Napoli. On the other hand, Jiménez recovered from his scary head injury a couple years ago to further play for Wolves. Despite dips in club form, he presents a serious threat up top.

Mexico World Cup squad

The full Mexico World Cup squad begins its World Cup adventure on Tuesday, Nov. 22, against Robert Lewandowski and Poland.

Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (América), Alfredo Talavera (Juárez), Rodolfo Cota (León).

Defenders: Jorge Sánchez (Ajax), Kevin Alvarez (Pachuca), Héctor Moreno (Monterrey), Jesús Gallardo (Monterrey), César Montes (Monterrey), Néstor Araujo (América), Johan Vásquez (Cremonese), Gerardo Arteaga (Genk).

Midfielders: Héctor Herrera (Houston Dynamo), Andrés Guardado (Real Betis), Erick Gutiérrez (PSV Eindhoven), Edson Alvarez (Ajax), Luis Chávez (Pachuca), Luis Romo (Monterrey), Roberto Alvarado (Guadalajara), Alexis Vega (Guadalajara), Uriel Antuna (Cruz Azul), Carlos Rodríguez (Cruz Azul), Orbelín Pineda (AEK Athens).

Forwards: Rogelio Funes Mori (Monterrey), Henry Martín (América), Hirving Lozano (Napoli), Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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