At last, the coach Gerardo Martino was able to put together a call for the Mexican team for your first formal activity of the year, after all plans canceled by the covid-19 pandemic.
The Tata designed a squad of 26 players for this atypical call, as it will be a microcycle prior to the friendly match against Costa Rica behind closed doors in the Aztec stadium September 30th.
In the list they stand out, as Mediotiempo had advanced, the return of Miguel Layún, after a year of absence and several statements where he called several members of the national team treacherous.
Also, the list includes Mauro Lainez, brother of Diego Lainez, in his first call to the Tri Mayor because he had only been in a minor Pan American team. Another surprise is that of Santiago Giménez, the son of Chaco who is gaining more and more prominence in Cruz Azul.
In addition, the return of Alfredo Talavera, a good tournament in Pumas after his change from Toluca. This will be Talavera’s first time with the Tata, while for others like Fernando Beltran, Luis Chavez, Gilberto Sepulveda, Giménez y Lainez represents their debut on a Tri Mayor list.
The micro-cycle will be from September 19 to 23 at the High Performance Center, where the Mexican Soccer Federation will implement several strict health protocols to reduce the risks of the pandemic.
The players will join the Tricolor as they end their participation with their clubs on Matchday 11 next weekend.
Announcement of Mexico vs Costa Rica
The teams that will send the most players to this call are Chivas and Monterrey, with five each, while the leader of Guard1anes 2020, Cruz Azul, will have four and Pumas two.
GOALKEEPERS: Guillermo Ochoa (America), Hugo González (Monterrey), Alfredo Talavera (Pumas), Jonathan Orozco (Xolos)
DEFENSES: Jorge Sánchez (America), Miguel Layún (Monterrey), César Montes (Monterrey), Carlos Salcedo (Tigres), Luis Rodríguez (Tigres), Johan Vázquez (Pumas), Luis Romo (Cruz Azul), Gilberto Sepúlveda (Chivas)
MIDFIELDERS: Sebastián Córdova (America), Luis Chávez (Pachuca), Carlos Rodríguez (Monterrey), Jesús Gallardo (Monterrey), Orbelín Pineda (Cruz Azul), Roberto Alvarado (Cruz Azul), Fernando Beltrán (Chivas), Uriel Antuna (Chivas), Iván Rodríguez (Leon)
FRONT: Henry Martin (America), Mauro Lainez (Xolos), Santiago Giménez (Cruz Azul), José Juan Macías (Chivas), Alexis Vega (Chivas),