Mexico Camp Focus – Quality over quantity in midfield

Mexico Coach Javier Aguirre has named his provisional 26-man squad ahead of this summer’s World Cup , but has the unenviable task of selecting just three men to leave behind as the Aztecas head to South Africa. The Mexicans preparation has been thorough – Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Chile was their fourth warm up game. In addition, the Mexico-based squad members have been training together since April 12, ensuring that the former Atletico Madrid boss is suitably placed when he announces his final 23 for the tournament.

The provisional squad is somewhat lighter than other nations and with only five midfielders chosen, seems unbalanced, but Aguirre is able to call upon a number of players that can be utilised in midfield roles. Captain Rafael M


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