Mexico World Cup Squad 2022

Mexico World Cup Squad 2022

World Cup regulars Mexico will be competing for the eighth time in a row on football’s biggest stage in Qatar this winter and El Tri will be determined to prolong their stay in the Persian Gulf for as long as possible.

Mexico have made the quarter-finals of the World Cup on two previous occasions (1970 & 1986) where they were the host nation each time, though they exited the competition at the Round of 16 stage at each of the last seven World Cups.

Qualification from Group C, where they will play Argentina, Poland and Saudi Arabia, would be seen as a solid achievement for the North Americans this time around and they will need to take the strongest possible squad to Qatar to make the tournament’s knockout rounds.

Mexico World Cup Squad 2022

Head Coach Gerardo Martino, who has an impressive 66.13%-win percentage since his appointment in January 2019, has named a 31-man provisional squad for Mexico’s World Cup campaign, though he will need to cut that number down to 25 before the deadline on November 16.

Mexico World Cup 2022 – goalkeepers

  • Guillermo Ochoa (Club America)
  • Alfredo Talavera (Juarez)
  • Rodolfo Cota (Club Leon)

Mexico goal scorer Hirving Lozano celebrates his effort against Germany

Mexico World Cup squad – defenders

  • Jorge Sanchez (Ajax)
  • Kevin Alvarez (Pachuca)
  • Nestor Araujo (Club America)
  • Johan Vasquez (Cremonese)
  • Hector Moreno (Monterrey)
  • Cesar Montes (Monterrey)
  • Gerardo Arteaga (Genk)
  • Jesus Gallardo (Monterrey)

Mexico World Cup squad – midfielders

  • Andres Guardado (Real Betis)
  • Hector Herrera (Houston Dynamo)
  • Charly Rodriguez (Cruz Azul)
  • Erick Gutierrez (PSV Eindhoven)
  • Luis Chavez (Pachuca)
  • Edson Alvarez (Ajax)
  • Orbelin Pineda (AEK Athens)
  • Luis Romo (Monterrey)

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Mexico World Cup 2022 squad – forwards

  • Alexis Vega (Guadalajara)
  • Hirving Lozano (Napoli)
  • Raul Jimenez (Wolves)
  • Roberto Alvarado (Guadalajara)
  • Uriel Antuna (Cruz Azul)
  • Henry Martin (Club America)
  • Rogelio Funes Mori (Monterrey)

Key players in Mexico’s World Cup squad

The standard right through Mexico’s squad is relatively high, though El Tri will still look to a couple of key performers for leadership and moments of inspiration in Qatar. Below, we’ve taken a closer look at some of the protagonists in their squad.

Edson Alvarez – Players with Alvarez’s remit at the base of midfield often go unheralded though the 25-year-old’s ability to break up play and complete turnovers of possession should be hugely important aspects of Mexico’s performances in Qatar. Alvarez averaged 2.5 tackles per game for his club Ajax in the Champions League this season.

Raul Jimenez – Striker Jimenez was Mexico’s leading scorer during their World Cup qualification campaign (three goals) and the 31-year-old will be his team’s deadliest threat in Qatar. Much hinges on his fitness and match sharpness, however, but if Jimenez can get up to speed, Mexico should be a more formidable proposition.

Group C: How did Mexico do at World Cup 2022?

After narrowly avoiding a defeat in the first round to Poland thanks to Lewandowski's missed penalty, Mexico was run off the field against Argentina in the second round. Despite that, they had a chance to get to the next stage with a win over Saudi Arabia, but they needed one more goal to get through. In the end, they finished tied with Poland, but they were eliminated on goal difference.

Matchday 1: Mexico 0-0 Poland

Matchday 2: Argentina 2-0 Mexico

Matchday 3: Saudi Arabia 1-2 Mexico

Final Standings: Group C

Team Matches Played Points Goals Scored Goals Conceded

1. Argentina

3

6

5

2

2. Poland

3

4

2

2

3. Mexico

3

4

2

3

4. Saudi Arabia

3

3

3

5

Mexico World Cup Squad FAQs

Has Mexico ever hosted the World Cup?

Mexico has hosted the World Cup twice, first in 1970 and again in 1986.

Who is Mexico’s manager?

Gerardo Martino has been in charge of Mexico since January 2019.

Did Mexico win their World Cup qualification group?

Mexico finished second in their CONCACAF World Cup qualification group behind Canada.

What are Mexico’s odds to win the World Cup?

Mexico are an outsider at 150/1 to win the World Cup in Qatar.