Coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino revealed the preliminary list of 31 players of the Mexican National Team that will travel to Girona, Spain for the last stage of concentration, where they will play friendly matches against Iraq and Sweden, to finish polishing details ahead of their debut in the Qatar 2022 World Cup on November 21 against Poland. As expected, neither Javier “Chicharito” Hernndez of the Los Angeles Galaxy nor Carlos Vela of Los Angeles FC of the MLS are included in this call-up.
Tecatito Corona and Ral Jimnez, still with hope
The facilities of the Mexican Soccer Federation in Toluca were dressed up to make the announcement of the 31 who will pass to the final stage, a list in which Tata keeps the injured Tecatito Corona and Ral Jimnez, whom he will hold out until the end.
Martino revealed two lists, that of the 31 and that of the youngsters from Liga MX who will serve as sparring partners for El Tri in Qatar to gain experience.
Then it was the turn of Jaime Ordiales, the Director of National Teams, who thanked everyone involved in the World Cup process to get to Qatar.
El Tri’s thanks to its fans
The FMF presented the ‘Mexico de mi vida‘ campaign with an emotional video in which Ral Jimnez was seen crying in front of a chat with fans and then the President of the Mexican Federation Yon de Luisa took the floor and highlighted that a series of training sessions have been held with all the group rivals and thanked the players.
“I want to emphasize our gratitude to all the players who participated in these four years and a very special recognition and to the 26 who will be known on November 14,” De Luisa said.
The last cut will be made on November 14, to leave the final list with the 26 players required by FIFA for the World Cup and two days later will be the last preparation game against Sweden.
Tata’s 31 chosen for El Tri’s last training camp
There are no surprises, but among the five eliminated, Tata will have to leave out a center forward and everything points to it being Santiago Gimnez, if Jimnez recovers.
Guillermo Ochoa, Alfredo Talavera, Rodolfo Cota.
Jorge Snchez, Kevin lvarez, Jess Alberto Angulo, Nstor Araujo, Hctor Moreno, Csar Montes, Johan Vsquez, Jess Gallardo and Gerardo Arteaga.
Edson lvarez, Hctor Herrera, Andrs Guardado, Erick Gutirrez, Luis Chvez, Erick Snchez, Luis Romo, Carlos Rodrguez, Diego Lainez, Orbeln Pineda, Roberto Alvarado and Uriel Antuna.
Jess Manuel Corona, Hirving Lozano, Ral Jimnez, Alexis Vega, Rogelio Funes Mori, Henry Martn and Santiago Gimnez.
El Tri sparrings in Qatar
Martino began his participation in the announcement event by revealing the names of the young players that the Mexican National Team will take to Qatar to help them prepare for the matches as sparring partners:
Karel Campos, Emilio Lara, Campos, Romn Martnez, Vctor Guzmn, Isaas Violante, Sebastin Prez, Fidel Ambriz, Heriberto jurado, Jess Hernndez, Mauricio Isaas, Emilio Martnez, Alfredo Gutirrez, Ali vila, Jorge Ruvalcaba and Santiago Trigos.