Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has announced his 23-man squad for the World Cup in Brazil, The Guardian reports.
The squad includes a surprise call up for veteran defender Carlos Salcido, who will be going to his third World Cup after previously taking part in 2006 and 2010.
Another surprise is the omission of Villarreal midfielder Javier Aquino. However, club teammate Giovani dos Santos and Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez have been included in the squad.
Mexico almost missed out on making it to the World Cup. They needed to win a two-game playoff with New Zealand to qualify which they did thanks the goalscoring prowess of striker Oribe Peralta.
Mexico are in Group A with Brazil, Croatia and Cameroon with their first opponents being Cameroon in Natal on June 13.
Mexico squad for the World Cup in full:
Jesus Corona, Guillermo Ochoa, Alfredo Talavera, Paul Aguilar, Andres Guardado, Miguel Layun, Rafael Marquez, Hector Moreno, Diego Reyes, Francisco Javier Rodriguez, Carlos Salcido, Isaac Brizuela, Marco Fabian, Hector Herrera, Juan Carlos Medina, Luis Montes, Carlos Pena, Jose Juan Vazquez, Giovani Dos Santos, Javier Hernandez, Raul Jimenez, Oribe Peralta, Alan Pulido.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms