Miguel Layún headlines Mexico’s 25-man squad to face Argentina

Onefootball Blaise Bourgeois

The defender returns to the squad for the first time since their World Cup exit.


Many of Mexico’s national team players have yet to return since their seventh-straight World Cup round-of-16 exit.

However, interim-manager Tuca Ferretti will have the services of Villareal’s Miguel Layún, who will earn his first cap since Russia.

The versatile defender is one of eight European-based players that has made it onto the squad, including PSV’s Hirving Lozano and Erick Gutiérrez.

El Tri will play on Friday, 16 November at the Mario Alberto Kempes Stadium in Cordoba and on Tuesday, 20 November at the Malvinas Argentinas Stadium in Mendoza.

Diego Lainez, one of Mexico’s rising stars, was not eligible to be selected for these friendlies as he is with Mexico’s U-20s for the CONCACAF Championship.

Andres Guardado, Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, Jesús ‘Tecatito’ Corona, and Héctor Herrera were all either not selected or requested to stay with their clubs.

Mexico’s 25-man squad to face Argentina:

Goalkeepers

Jesus Corona – Cruz Azul

Hugo González – Necaxa

Guillermo Ochoa – Standard Liège

Defenders

Edson Álvarez – Club América

Jesús Angulo – Santos Laguna

Gerardo Arteaga – Santos Laguna

Néstor Araujo – Celta Vigo

Diego Reyes – Fenerbahce

Miguel Layún – Villarreal

Midfielders

Jesús Gallardo – Monterrey

Luis Rodríguez – Tigres

Javier Güemez – Querétaro

Erick Aguirre – Pachuca

Víctor Guzmán – Pachuca

Jesús Dueñas – Tigers

Isaac Brizuela – Guadalajara

Erick Gutiérrez – PSV Eindhoven

Javier Aquino – Tigres

Roberto Alvarado – Cruz Azul

Marco Fabián – Eintracht Frankfurt

Hirving Lozano – PSV Eindhoven

Attackers

Henry Martin – Club América

Alan Pulido – Chivas

Ángel Zaldivar – Chivas

Raúl Jiménez – Wolverhampton Wanderers