El Tri adds 7 provisional players
El Tri coach Miguel Herrera added seven provisional players to his 23-man roster on Monday, including goalkeeper Moises Munoz.
The seven on the reserve list include Muñoz, Juan Carlos "Topo" Valenzuela (América), Miguel Herrera (Pachuca), Miguel Ponce (Toluca), Javier Aquino (Villarreal), Jesús Alonso Escoboza (Santos) and Aldo de Nigris (Chivas). Herrera said on Monday he does not expect any of the seven to be included on the 23-man roster and only provided their names to FIFA as a formality.
"FIFA mandates that we provide a list of 30 players," Herrera said. "We have already talked to these event. They will not form part of training camp nor will they work with us.
Ricardo Pelaez, the national team's sports director, said the players would be used only in the event that someone on the 23-man roster were to be injured.
Herrera had four choices at goalkeeper and opted to leave out Munoz in favour of Alfredo Talavera while including Cruz Azul goalkeeper Jesus Corona and Ajaccio's Guillermo Ochoa.
Mexico will play friendlies vs. Israel on May 28 at Estadio Azteca; vs. Ecuador on May 31 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas; vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina June 3 at Chicago's Soldier Field and vs. Portugal on June 6 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
Mexico are in Group A and will open play against Cameroon on June 13 before taking on hosts Brazil on June 17.
Goalkeepers: Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)
Defenders: Paul Aguilar (America), Andres Guardado (Bayer Leverkusen), Miguel Layun (America), Rafa Marquez (Leon), Hector Moreno (Espanyol), Diego Reyes (Porto), Maza Rodriguez (America), Carlos Salcido (Tigres)
Midfielders: Juan Carlos Medina (America), Gallito Vazquez (Leon), Hector Herrera (Porto), Carlos Peña (Leon), Isaac Brizuela (Toluca), Marco Fabian (Cruz Azul), Luis Montes (Leon)
Forwards: Oribe Peralta (Santos), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United), Raul Jimenez (America), Alan Pulido (Tigres), Giovani Dos Santos (Villarreal)