Mexico’s head coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino has promised that there will not be many surprises in the list of players nominated for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals.
The intrigue with El Tri came in the form of injuries, especially among the forwards. Scoring problems have plagued Mexico over the past year, with Mexico’s top strikers struggling for fitness and form in recent months, and it is unclear whether some of them will be able to recover in time.
Mexico announced its provisional squad for the World Cup on 26 October, followed by a friendly against Iraq in Spain on 9 November. The final 26-man roster was then announced on November 14.
El Tri settled in Girona, Spain, before traveling to Qatar for pre-World Cup friendlies against Iraq and Sweden, before kicking off Group C action against Poland on Tuesday, November 22. This is Mexico’s final 26-man squad called by Tata Martino for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Martino only has to cut four players from the original 31-man roster for the final 26-man roster. That’s because Mexico announced that Jesus Manuel ‘Tecatito’ Corona will not recover in time for the World Cup.
Rodolf Cota, Guillermo Ochoa, Alfredo Talavera.
Kevin Alaverez, Gerardo Arteaga, Jesus Gallardo, Cesar Montes, Hector Moreno, Jorge Sanchez, Johan Vasques.
Adson Alvarez, Luis Chaves, Andres Guardado, Hector Herrera, Orbelin, Carlos Rodriguez, Luis Romo.
Roberto Alvarado, Uriel Antuna, Rogelio Funes Mori, Raul Jimenez, Hirving Lozano, Henry Martin, Alexis Vega.
Mexico Vs Poland – 22/11
Argentina Vs Mexico – 26/11
Saudi Arabia Vs Mexico – 30/11