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Mexico announce second U16 training camp with another surprise call up

Xavier Biscayzacu is the surprise call up to the U16 team that will train from March 9th to the 12th.

Players prepare for the start of the U16 Training session.
via @miseleccionmx

Mexico released the call up list for their second training camp of the year for the U16 team to be held from March 9th to March 14 in the Centro de Alto Rendimiento (CAR). Coach Alberto Rodriguez will head the team, which will be training for three days and will finish up with a friendly against a team that hasn’t been named yet.

The call up list is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Emmanuel Ochoa (San Jose Earthquakes), Javier Orantes (Necaxa), Luis Ramirez (Leon)

Defenders: Luis Hernandez (Toluca), Jesus Diaz (Santos), Karim Lopez (Tijuana), Gael Delgado (Toluca), Pablo Cornejo (Queretaro), Paulo Romero (Leon), Ari Contreras (Pachuca), Juan Burrillo (Santos)

Midfielders: Ariel Castro (Chivas), Angel Rico (Pumas), Klever Castillo (America), Jesus Lara (Pachuca), Cristopher Benitez (Cruz Azul), Joel Dominguez (Morelia)

Forwards: Xavier Biscayzacu (Defensor Sporting), Emiliano Beltran (Pumas), Ricardo Pereza (Chivas), Daniel Morales (Leon), Alexei Dominguez (Pachuca), Juan Gonzalez (Atlas), Juan Palma (Pachuca)

The most notable call up is of Xavier Biscayzacu. He is the son of former Uruguayan player, Gustavo Biscayzacu, who played in Mexico with Veracruz and Atlante. Xavier was born in Mexico and thus is eligible for El Tri. It’s a similar case to Diego Abreu, son of Uruguayan international Sebastian Abreu. Both players play in Uruguay and coincidentally for the same team, Defensor Sporting. The players, like most of the team, should be on the radar for the U17 World Cup qualifying team in 2021, although the main team is being coached by Marco Antonio Ruiz and had a training camp last season.