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Mexico start preparation for U-20 CONCACAF Championship

Mexico will start their U-20 camp and play four friendlies to prepare for November’s U-20 CONCACAF Championship

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Mexico announced the players called up for a U-20 camp that will officially kick off their preparations for the U-20 CONCACAF Championship. The camp will be held in November in Bradenton, Florida.

The team also announced three friendlies to be played from October 8th to the 18th and one more friendly to be played in a second camp from October 22th to the 26th. The teams they will face haven’t been announced.

Mexico is in Group B of the U-20 CONCACAF Championship, along with Jamaica, Aruba, Saint Martin (Fra), Nicaragua and Grenada. The Group winners will qualify for the next round which will consist of two groups of three. The top two teams of each group qualify for the U-20 World Cup and the group winners will face each other in the final.

The players called for the camp are.

Goalkeepers: Carlos Avilez (Dallas FC), Luis Lopez (Dorados), Carlos Higuera (Tijuana)

Defenders: Carlos Robles (Atlas), Kevin Alvarez (Pachuca), Oswaldo Leon (America) Gilberto Sepulveda (Chivas), Efrain Orona (Pachuca), Mario Trejo (Morelia), Arturo Cardenas (Queretaro), Carlos Vargas (America)

Midfielders: Carlos Gutierrez (UNAM), Diego Hernandez (Chivas), Roberto Meraz (Morelia), Jose Plascencia (Necaxa), Alan Torres (Chivas), Jose Dominguez (Cruz Azul), Ian Jairo Torres (Atlas)

Forwards: Daniel Lopez (Tijuana), Adrian Lozano (Santos), Jose Macias (Chivas), Antonio Nava (Tijuana), Edgar Lopez (Dorados), Alvaro Verda (Queretaro)