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Mexico restore “Tecatito” Corona as Osorio reveals squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Mexico v Canada - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images

Jesus Manuel “Tecatito” Corona makes his return to the Mexico national team as coach Juan Carlos Osorio has revealed his 25-man squad, which will face Panama and Costa Rica at the beginning of next month for El Tri’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Tecatito was left out of Mexico’s squad in June for the Confederations Cup through personal reasons.

Mexico are first in the CONCACAF Hexagonal with four games remaining and can mathematically clinch a place in the World Cup with a combination of results.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Rodolfo Cota (Chivas), Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liege)

Defenders: Edson Alvarez (Club America), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Hugo Ayala (Tigres UANL), Hector Moreno (AS Roma), Jair Pereira (Chivas), Diego Reyes (FC Porto)

Midfielders: Jonathan Dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Jesus Dueñas (Tigres UANL), Jesus Gallardo(Pumas UNAM), Andres Guardado (Real Betis), Erick Gutierrez (Pachuca), Hector Herrera (FC Porto), Orbelin Pineda (Chivas)

Forwards: Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad), Javier Aquino (Tigres UANL), Jesus Manuel Corona (FC Porto), Jurgen Damm (Tigres UANL), Giovani Dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Elias Hernandez (Leon), Javier Hernandez (West Ham), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Hirving Lozano (PSV Eindhoven)