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Peralta, Talavera to play for Mexico at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

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We are only days away from coach Raul "Potro" Gutierrez unveiling his squad  that will travel to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics in early August.

As such, the team is finally starting to take shape, and on Tuesday, it was confirmed Club America forward Oribe Peralta will join as one of three overage players added to the Mexico Under-23 team.

The news was announced days after Dennis Te Kloese, director of youth national teams in Mexico, had confirmed Alfredo Talavera to be the first overage player joining the squad.

Peralta's inclusion was made known by Club America president Ricardo Pelaez in an interview granted to Fox Sports.

Needless to say, Oribe Peralta was one of Mexico's best players in the last Olympics, in which Mexico earned gold for the first time in their history.

In addition to Talavera and Peralta, Te Kloese had manifested his interest in bringing in PSV midfielder Andres Guardado as a third overage player, but the Dutch club denied any approach made by the Mexican football federation.

Gutierrez is expected to reveal his 18-man roster by the end of the week.