Andres Guardado and Diego Reyes will have to prove their fitness but have been included in Mexico’s final 23-man roster for the 2018 World Cup.
These 23 warriors have dreamed of this moment: To represent in the @FIFAWorldCup. This summer that dream comes true. Here is our roster for the #WorldCup ⚽#NadaNosDetiene pic.twitter.com/L6Y73zyHMt— Mexican National Team (@miseleccionmxEN) June 4, 2018
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has named Pachuca midfielder Erick Gutierrez as the player to move into the final 23 should one of the two players not recover in time.
Both Andres Guardado and Diego Reyes are expected starters and both have been struggling with injuries in recent weeks. Guardado recently underwent surgery on his right fibula, while Diego Reyes has been struggling with a hamstring injury.
You can see Mexico’s full World Cup squad below
Goalkeepers: Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liege)
Defenders: Edson Alvarez (Club America) Hugo Ayala (Tigres UANL), Jesus Gallardo(Pumas UNAM), Miguel Layun (Sevilla), Hector Moreno (Real Sociedad), Diego Reyes (FC Porto), Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Midfielders: Jonathan Dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt) Rafael Marquez (Atlas), Andres Guardado (Real Betis), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Hector Herrera (FC Porto)
Forwards: Javier Aquino (Tigres UANL), Jesus Manuel Corona (FC Porto), Javier Hernandez (West Ham), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Hirving Lozano (PSV Eindhoven), Oribe Peralta (Club America), Carlos Vela (Los Angeles Football Club)