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Mexico announce U-17 squad for Niigata Tournament

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Mexico will use the tournament to prepare for the U-17 World Cup to be held later this year in Brazil

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With the return of Teun Wilke and the absence of Efrain Alvarez being the most noteworthy, Mexico announced the squad that will play the Niigata tournament from July 13 to the 15th in preparation of the U-17 World Cup to be held later this year in Brazil. Mexico qualified to the World Cup after winning the CONCACAF U-17 Tournament. The team will start training in the Centro de Alto Rendimiento (CAR) on July 7 in preparation for the tournament, although many players will skip the camp. Mexico will play two friendlies during the camp.

The players called up were the following:

Goalkeepers: Eduardo Garcia (Chivas), Arturo Delgado (Tigres), Gerardo Magaña (Morelia)

Defenders: Jesus Gomez (Atlas), Emilio Lara (America), Nicolas Carrera (FC Dallas), Rafael Martinez (Atlas), Luis Rey (Morelia), Jose Ruiz (Chivas), Victor Guzman (Tijuana), Gilberto Rodriguez (Chivas), Oliver Perez (Pumas)

Midfielders: Diego Letayf (FC Dallas), Cuauhtemoc Montes de Oca (Toluca), Edgar Martinez (Monterrey), Andres Tellez (Santos), Luis Gustavo Martinez (Atlas), Jair Gonzalez (Santos), Joel Gomez (Queretaro)

Forwards: Teun Wilke (Herenveen), Santiago Muñoz (Santos), Luis Carlos Martinez (Atlas), Leonardo Correa (Atlas), Victor Castillo (Necaxa), Ali Avila (Monterrey), Cesar Mata (Necaxa),