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Mexico squad unveiled for Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago qualifiers

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Mexico national team coach Juan Carlos Osorio has named an almost unchanged squad for the March World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago. Osorio’s 25-man roster features only a few changes from the squad that earned a 2-1 win over the United States back in November, with the only notable absences through injury.

El Tri, second in the CONCACAF Hexagonal, host leaders Costa Rica at the Estadio Azteca on March 24 before traveling to Port of Spain four days later to take on Trinidad and Tobago.

Among the injured absences are Hirving “Chucky” Lozano, Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, and Giovani dos Santos. In their place, Osorio has added youngsters Jesus Gallardo and Luis Reyes, as well as Club Leon pair Luis Montes and Elias Hernandez.

You can see Mexico’s full squad below:

Goalkeepers

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

Defenders

Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Diego Reyes (RCD Espanyol), Hector Moreno (PSV), Miguel Layun (FC Porto), Rafael Marquez (Atlas), Oswaldo Alanis (Chivas), Luis Reyes (Atlas)

Midfielders

Jesus Molina (Monterrey), Hector Herrera (FC Porto), Jesus Dueñas (Tigres), Andres Guardado (PSV), Jonathan dos Santos (Villarreal), Jurgen Damm (Tigres), Orbelin Pineda (Chivas), Jesus Gallardo (Pumas UNAM), Luis Montes (Leon), Elias Hernandez (Leon)

Forwards

Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen), Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad), Oribe Peralta (Club America)