clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Juan Carlos Osorio names Mexico World Cup qualifying squad

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Mexico at Chile John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has unveiled his 24-man squad for El Tri’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against El Salvador and Honduras.

Guillermo Ochoa, Rafael Marquez, Andres Guardado, Hector Moreno, and Jesus “Tecatito” Corona were included, all of whom were also named in last June’s Copa America Centenario squad.

Coach Osorio, however, left out Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Oribe Peralta through injury.

The surprises come in the form of the forwards, with Angel Zaldivar, Martin Barragan, and Angel Sepulveda all getting their first senior national team call-up.

Mexico travel to San Salvador to take on El Salvador on Friday September 2 and then host Honduras four days later at the Estadio Azteca. Mexico qualified to the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying with two games to spare after a perfect record of four wins in four games played.

You can see Mexico's full squad below:

Goalkeepers

Guillermo Ochoa (Granada), Jose de Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca).

Defenders

Paul Aguilar (Club America), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Diego Reyes (FC Porto), Hector Moreno (PSV), Yasser Corona (Xolos de Tijuana), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Miguel Layun (FC Porto), Rafael Marquez (Atlas).

Midfielders

Jesus Molina (Santos Laguna), Hector Herrera (FC Porto), Jesus Dueñas (Tigres), Andres Guardado (PSV), Carlos Alberto "Gullit" Peña (Chivas)

Forwards

Hirving Lozano (Pachuca), Jesus "Tecatito" Corona (FC Porto), Javier Aquino (Tigres), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Candido Ramirez (Atlas), Angel Zaldivar (Chivas), Martin Barragan (Atlas), Angel Sepulveda (Queretaro)