Mexico head coach Miguel Herrera names his 23 man World Cup squad
Mexico Head Coach Miguel Herrera has named his 23 man squad for this summer’s World Cup.
The tactician, who was appointed as a replacement for Víctor Manuel Vucetich last October, has largely picked domestic-based players, with just eight of his selection plying their trade in Europe.
Amongst Herrera’s choices there are no big surprises, but Carlos Vela and Javier Aquino, who had strong seasons with Real Sociedad and Villarreal respectively, are notable omissions.
Goalkeepers: José de Jesús Corona [Cruz Azul], Alfredo Talavera [Toluca], Guillermo Ochoa [AC Ajaccio].
Defenders: Paul Aguilar [América], Miguel Layún [América], Héctor Moreno [Espanyol], Diego Reyes [Porto], Francisco Javier Rodríguez [América], Rafael Márquez [León], Carlos Salcido [Tigres de la UANL].
Midfielders: Héctor Herrera [Porto], José Juan Vázquez [León], Juan Carlos Medina [América], Carlos Peña [León], Isaác Brizuela [Toluca], Luis Montes [León], Marco Fabián [Cruz Azul], Andrés Guardado [Bayer Leverkusen].
Forwards: Oribe Peralta [Santos Laguna], Javier Hernández [Manchester United], Raúl Jiménez [América], Alan Pulido [Tigres de la UANL], Giovani dos Santos [Villarreal].