Mexican national team head coach Gerardo Martino announced the official 26-player World Cup roster, with Raul Jimenez and Rogelio Funes Mori headlining the attack.
The players received the news while concentrating in Girona, as El Tri prepares for the final friendly against Sweden on Wednesday, November 16 before traveling to Qatar.
Martino made several shocking omissions from the final roster, with Diego Lainez and Santiago Gimenez as the two most notable. The Argentinian coach instead opted for Roberto ‘Piojo’ Alvarado, Rogelio Funes Mori, Henry Martin, Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano, Raul Jimenez, and Alexis Vega to form the team’s offense.
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Many expected Gimenez to replace Raul Jimenez, after the Wolves figure suffered a groin injury that kept him on the sidelines for the weeks leading up to the international tournament. But he has since made a quick recovery, securing his place on Tata Martino’s list.
El Tri will kick off the tournament on November 22 against Poland, before confronting Group C opponents Argentina and Saudi Arabia.
Here’s the complete roster…