Gerardo Martino’s two key players to beat the United States and impose conditions in the Concacaf Octagonal


El Tri will seek qualification for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

El Tri will seek qualification for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Photo: Eloisa Sanchez / Imago7

The Argentine Gerardo Martino, coach of Mexicoopted for the good moment in the Spanish League of Jes煤s Corona, from Sevilla, and H茅ctor Herrera, from Atl茅tico de Madridfor the last three games of the 鈥楾ri鈥 that will put an end to the Concacaf World Cup Qualifying.

The 鈥楾ata鈥 Martino announced this Thursday a list of 29 footballers who will receive on March 24 to the United States, they will visit Honduras on the 27th and will host El Salvador on the 30thmeetings that will define whether Mexico obtains one of the three direct places to the Qatar 2022 World Cup that are distributed in the octagonal of Concacaf or stays with the one that sends it to the playoffs.

Corona has established himself as a starter in Sevilla coach Julen Lopeteguifor which he signed in January, while Herrera has had a great second half of the season at 鈥楢tleti鈥 Argentine coach Diego Simeone, who was confirmed in the quarterfinals of the European Champions League on Tuesday.

Others of those summoned that stand out in Martino鈥檚 call are Diego Lainezof the Spanish Real Betis; Edson Alvarezfrom the Dutch Ajax; John Vasquezfrom the Italian Genoa; Hirving Lozanofrom Italian Napoli, and Raul Jimenezfrom the English Wolverhampton.

Mexico marches on third place in the octagonal with 21 points the same as the United Statessecond in the table, and four behind leader Canada.

These are the ones summoned by Martino.

Goalkeepers: William Ochoa (America), Rodolfo Cota (Lion), jonathan orozco (Tijuana) and Alfredo Talavera (PUMA UNAM).

Defenses: Jorge Sanchez (America), John Vasquez (Genoa-ITA), Gerardo Arteaga (Genk-BEL), Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy-USA), Jesus Gallardo, Cesar Montes and Hector Moreno (Monterrey), Israel Kings (town), Nestor Araujo (Celta de Vigo-ESP) and Jesus Angle (UANL Tigers).

Midfielders: Edson Alvarez (Ajax-NED), Hector Herrera (Atletico Madrid), Carlos Rodriguez (Blue Cross), Luis Romo, Rodolfo Pizarro and Erick Aguirre (Monterrey), Erick Gutierrez (PSV Einhoven-NED) and Diego Lainez (Real Betis-ESP).

Forwards: Henry Martin (America), Santiago Gimenez and Uriel Antuna (Blue Cross), Alexis Vega (Guadalajara), Hirving Lozano (Napoli-ITA), Jesus Crown (Seville-ESP) and Raul Jimenez (Wolverhampton-GBR).

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