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Mexico: Juan Carlos Osorio Solidifies Mexico’s World Cup Roster

Mexico's Hirving Lozano shoots over Scotland's Charles Mulgrew against Scotland's goalie Scott McTominay during their international friendly football match at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City, on June 2, 2018. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP) (Photo credit should read PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

The process to cut Mexico’s roster down to 23 players has been completed by manager Juan Carlos Osorio. Mexico is coming off a 1-0 win over Scotland on Saturday night and is on their way for their final preparation match against Denmark.

Take a look at who made the cut…

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Keepers: Alfredo Talavera, Guillermo Ochoa, José de Jesús Corona

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Defenders: Rafael Márquez, Héctor Moreno, Miguel Layún, Jesús Gallardo, Edson Álvarez, Carlos Salcedo, Diego Reyes, Hugo Ayala

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Midfielders: Jonathan dos Santos, Marco Fabián, Giovani dos Santos, Javier Aquino, Andrés Guardado, Héctor Herrera

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Forwards: Raúl Jiménez, Chicharito, Oribe Peralta, Carlos Vela, Hirving Lozano, Tecatito Corona

It’s not toally shocking to see Juan Carlos Osorio’s final 23 for the Mexico national team. He clearly chose to go with as many experienced players as possible. Érick Gutíerrez has been cut but will travel with the team as a reserve player, solely for the possibility of an injury in Denmark.

Oribe Peralta and Giovani dos Santos can breathe easy, as many rumors compared the two in a battle to win a final spot, however, JCO decided to leave the young Gutíerrez behind. On top of the Gutíerrez cut, Jürgen Damm was left off which was very surprising. A tall, pacey midfielder who can also play wing-back seemed to fit JCO’s liking, yet, it wasn’t in the books for the Tigres player.

In the defense, Osorio decided to leave off Oswaldo Alanís who was used in last year’s Confederation Cup. One of the reasons he was used is due to being a left-footed defender, but Osorio has made his decision to leave the now-Getafe defender off.

Mexico will have one last exhibition against Denmark on June 9. The game will be played in Copenhagen, Denmark against a very talented Danish side. Denmark is also coming off against a 0-0 draw with Mexico’s group rival Sweden.

How do you like Mexico’s 23-man roster? Who made it who shouldn’t have? Worst snub? Let us know in the comments.

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