Mexico World Cup Squad Announced: Hernandez, Guardado, Reyes Included

Mexico announced 23-man World Cup squad, which includes injured Andres Guardado and Diego Reyes.

Pachuca midfielder Erick Gutierrez is also travelling with the squad as a reserve in case Guardado or Reyes suffer any setbacks in their returns from injury.

Guardado underwent surgery on his peroneal nerve in May, while Diego Reyes is recuparating from an injury in right hamstring. Center-back Hector Moreno is also recovering and did not feature against Scotland on Saturday. He is expected to be fully fit before World Cup.

Youngster Edson Alvarez has been called for World Cup duty. The versatility of  20-year-old Club America player influenced his selection over 22-year-old Gutierrez.

39-year-old midfielder Rafa Marquez, represented Mexico an incredible 143 times  will appear in a record fifth World Cup this time. He will equal the record of playing most world cup with countryman Antonio Carbajal,  Gianluigi Buffon of Italy and Lothar Matthaus of Germany.

El Tri will have training sessons in Copenhagen, Denmark this week ahead of the June 9 friendly against Denmark. The squad will reach to Moscow on June 11 for the World Cup. It would play against Germany in opener on June 17 .

For the first time, the majority of the Mexico squad is based outside the country, with 15 of the 23 players playing for clubs abroad.



Mexico is making a 16th appearance at the World Cup, have qualified to knockout stage on each of past six editions.

World Cup Squad (with a reserve)

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

Defenders: Diego Reyes (FC Porto), Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt), Hector Moreno (Real Sociedad), Miguel Layun (Sevilla), Jesus Gallardo (Pumas), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Edson Alvarez (America)

Midfielders: Hector Herrera (Porto), Andres Guardado (Real Betis), Rafa Marquez (Atlas), Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt), Erick Gutierrez (Pachuca), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy)

Forwards: Javier Aquino (Tigres), Jesus “Tecatito” Corona (Porto), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Oribe Peralta (Club America), Javier Hernandez (West Ham United), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Hirving Lozano (PSV Eindhoven)