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Tri Reveals Nations League Prelist with Raúl Jiménez; The absences of ‘Chicharito’ and Ormeño stand out

‘Tata’ Martino presented a list that does include players like Raúl Jiménez, but left out ‘Chicharito’ and Santiago Ormeño

Javier Hernández and José de Jesús Corona continue to be deleted from Gerardo Martino’s Mexican National Team. Concacaf announced the preliminary list of the teams that will play the semi-finals of the Nations League. On the part of the Tri, the absence of ‘Chicharito’ stands out, in addition to that of the Cruz Azul goalkeeper. However, Raúl Jiménez and the youthful Efraín Álvarez are considered.

The list presented by the Mexican National Team is made up of 40 footballers. However, it must be cut to 23 players a week before the semi-finals of the Nations League are played, an instance that is scheduled for June 3, in which Mexico will face Costa Rica and Honduras against the United States. The final is scheduled for June 6.

‘Tata’ considered five goalkeepers, but Jesús Corona, Cruz Azul goalkeeper still does not appear in the Argentine calls, despite the fact that the goalkeeper was a fundamental part for the Machine to finish as the best defense of the regular phase of the Guard1anes Clausura 2021.

Among the 12 defenders that appear in the preliminary list, there are two players who have not yet made their debut with the Tri mayor. Osvaldo Rodríguez, from León, and Kevin Álvarez, from Pachuca, are the only ones on the list who still do not have minutes in the senior Mexican team.

Among the midfielders, the main novelty is the appearance of Erick Gutiérrez, who has not played since March, in addition to an injury, in April, marginalizing him from the closing of the Eredivisie.

Up front, the name of Javier Hernández, who has six goals in four MLS games, does not appear again, but has not returned to the Mexican national team since September 2019.

However, the ‘Tata’ has on the list Raúl Jiménez, an attacker who has not played for six months after the skull fracture he suffered on November 29 after a head clash with David Luiz, Arsenal defender.

In addition to the ‘9’ of Wolverhampton, the presence of Jesús Corona also stands out, who apparently an injury will leave him out of the rest of the season with Porto, in addition to Hirving Lozano.

Goalkeepers

Jonathan Orozco – Tijuana

Guillermo Ochoa – America

Hugo Gonzalez – Monterrey

Rodolfo Cota – Leon

Alfredo Talavera – Pumas

Defenses

Johan Vasquez – Pumas

Jorge Sánchez – America

Carlos Salcedo – Tigers

Luis Romo – Cruz Azul

Osvaldo Rodríguez – Leon

Luis Rodríguez – Tigers

Hector Moreno – Al Gharafa

Cesar Montes – Monterrey

Gerardo Arteaga – Genk

Néstor Araujo – Celta de Vigo

Kevin Alvarez – Pachuca

Gilberto Sepúlveda – Chivas

Midfielders

Carlos Rodriguez – Monterrey

Erick Gutierrez. – PSV

Orbelín Pineda – Cruz Azul

Miguel Layún – Monterrey

Diego Lainez – Real Betis

Andrés Guarded – Real Betis

Héctor Herrera – Atlético de Madrid

Jesus Gallardo – Monterrey

Jonathan Dos Santos – LA Galaxy

Sebastián Córdova – America

Alan Cervantes – Santos

Edson Alvarez – Ajax

Roberto Alvarado – Cruz Azul

Erick Aguirre – Pachuca

Forwards

Alan Pulido – Sporting Kansas City

Rodolfo Pizarro – Inter Miami

Henry Martín – America

Hirving Lozano – Napoli

Raúl Jiménez – Wolverhampton

Jesus Corona – Porto

Uriel Antuna – Chivas

Efraín Álvarez – LA Galaxy

Alexis Vega – Chivas

Concacaf Nations League Finals Schedule

Thursday June 3, 2021 – Semifinals

SF1: Honduras vs United States (18:30 Mexico center)

SF2: Mexico vs Costa Rica (9:00 p.m. Mexico center)

Sunday June 6, 2021 – Third Place and Final

3rd: Loser SF1 vs Loser SF2 (17:30 Mexico center)

F: Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2 (20:00 central Mexico)

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