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The Mexican soccer team began the concentrations for the completion of the Concacaf Qualifying matches heading to Qatar 2022. 20 of the 29 joined the first training session to face the United States, Honduras and El Salvador.
Among the first 20 players to join the team are strikers Raúl Jiménez, from Wolverhampton of the English Premier League, and Hirving Lozano, from Napoli, midfielder Héctor Herrera, from Atlético de Madrid, and defender Johan Vásquez, from Italian Genoa.
The tie is led by Canada with 25 points, followed by the United States and Mexico tied with 21 points, and then Panama (17), Costa Rica (16), El Salvador (9), Jamaica (7), and Honduras (3).
El Tri led by coach Gerardo Martino will receive the US team next Thursday, March 24 at the Azteca Stadium, then they will visit Honduras on March 27 and the Azteca in Mexico City will host the last match against El Salvador, March 30th.
The game against the United States will be one of the most important. The team that is victorious consolidates itself in second place and practically ensures its participation in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Mexico is, together with Brazil, one of the two teams that have qualified for the round of 16 in each of the last seven World Cups, but he has not been able to advance to the quarterfinals, which Martino intends to do in Qatar.
This Monday the striker Jesús Manuel Corona, from the Spanish Sevilla, the defenders Néstor Araujo, from the Spanish Celta de Vigo, and Gerardo Arteaga, from the Belgian Genk, and the midfielders Diego Lainez, will join the team. from Betis from Spain, Édson Álvarez, from Ajax and Erick Gutiérrez, from PSV Eindhoven, both from the Netherlands
The goalkeepers Rodolfo Cota, from León and Jonathan Orozco, from Tijuana, and striker Alexis Vega, will report to the Mexican league this Monday. of the Chivas of Guadalajara.