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Coach Diego Cocca has announced his first call for players, which will be in the Mexico National Team for the two matches corresponding to the next FIFA date and in which it included 34 elements, but left Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández without a callplayer of the LA Galaxy of the MLS.
From the High Performance Center of the Mexican Soccer Federation, the strategist with a past in Atlas and Tigres of the UANL began to reveal the names that will be part of his first call from the Aztec bench; which are:
goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa from Salernitana, Carlos Acevedo from Santos, Antonio Rodríguez from Tijuana;
defenders: Israel Reyes de América, Néstor Araujo from América, Héctor Moreno from Monterrey, Jesús Gallardo from Monterrey, Gilberto Sepúlveda from Chivas, Kevin Álvarez from Pachuca, Jesús Angulo from Tigres, Julián Araujo from Barcelona, Jorge Sánchez from Ajax, César Montes from Espanyol , Johan Vázquez from Cremonese, Gerardo Arteaga from Genk.
On the other hand, in the same list offered by Cocca himself, he also spoke about the midfielders, who are: Luis Romo from Monterrey, Arturo González from Monterrey, Roberto Alvarado from Chivas, Fernando Beltrán, Carlos Rodríguez from Cruz Azul, Uriel Antuna from Cruz Azul, Marcel Ruiz from Toluca, Erick Sánchez from Pachuca, Luis Chávez from Pachuca, Diego Lainez from Tigres, Sebastián Córdova from Tigres, Edson Álvarez from Ajax, Erick Gutiérrez from PSV.
Hirving Lozano from Napoli, Orbelín Pineda from AEK Athenas, Henry Martín from América, Roberto de La Rosa from Pachuca, Raúl Jiménez from Wolves and Santiago Jiménez from Feyenoord complete the list in the strikers section chosen by Cocca.
Explanation of Diego Cocca about the absence of ‘Chicharito’ Hernández
After making this call known, Cocca was questioned about the absence of ‘Chicharito’ Hernández and if he had spoken with him, this motivated all the time he has been out of action, to which he replied that “all Mexican players have the doors open to the National Team and who will decide who is at their best to contribute to the National Team. I have already spoken with many players who have not been called upincluding the Galaxy scorer,” he emphasized.
“The 34 that are here today are only here today, the others are closely followed so that when they are at the level we will surely summon him ”sentenced the two-time Liga MX champion with Atlas.
It will be a total of two games that Cocca will play, one of them as a visitor in Paramaribo against Suriname on March 23. Subsequently, on Sunday March 26 against the Jamaican team at home to complete his first experience on the bench for El Tri.
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