While some had thought that Juan Carlos Osorio would wait until after the World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and the United States to name a final 23-man squad for the Confederations Cup, the Mexican Football Federaiton (FMF) officially released the 23-man squad that would head to the FIFA Confederations Cup.
While it was expected that the established Europeos and Giovani Dos Santos were going to make the roster, Hirving Lozano was among the Mexico-based contingent to survive the cuts.
The players who ended up getting cut included Orbelin Pineda (Chivas), Jesus Duenas (Tigres UANL), Jurgen Damm (Tigres UANL), Jesus Gallardo (Pumas UNAM), Jesus Molina (Monterrey), and Jorge Hernandez (Pachuca). These players are all expected to play in the Gold Cup in July.
Here is the full FIFA Confederations Cup squad. Players’ squad numbers are also included in this list.
GOALKEEPERS: 13- Guillermo Ochoa (Granada, ESP), 12 – Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), 1 – Rodolfo Cota (Chivas)
DEFENDERS: 2 – Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), 3 – Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina, ITA), 4 – Rafael Marquez (Atlas), 5 – Diego Reyes (Espanyol, ESP), 15 – Hector Moreno (PSV Eindhoven, NED), 21 – Luis Reyes (Atlas)
MIDFIELDERS: 6 – Jonathan Dos Santos (Villarreal, ESP), 7 – Miguel Layun (FC Porto, POR), 10 – Giovani Dos Santos (LA Galaxy, USA), 11 – Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad, ESP), 16 – Hector Herrera (FC Porto, POR), 17 – Jesus Manuel Corona (FC Porto, POR), 18 – Andres Guardado (PSV Eindhoven, NED), 20 – Javier Aquino (Tigres UANL), 23 – Osvaldo Alanis (Chivas)
FORWARDS: 8 – Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt, GER), 9 – Raul Jimenez (SL Benfica, POR), 14 – Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkeusen, GER), 19 – Oribe Peralta (Club America), 22 – Hirving Lozano (Pachuca)