Mexico predicted lineup vs Argentina

Mexico predicted lineup vs Argentina

World Cup regulars Mexico face Argentina of their second group recreation on Saturday night time.

Gerardo Martino is the one supervisor within the historical past of the Argentinian nationwide staff to have misplaced two finals whereas on the helm. The Santa Fe native has endured the identical misfortune in command of Mexico however on an much more compressed scale.

Whereas a 12 months separated Argentina’s two Copa America last defeats to Chile, Martino’s Mexico misplaced the CONCACAF Nations League and Gold Cup to the US within the house of two months in the summertime of 2021.

Here is the lineup the unfortunate Martino could deploy in opposition to the nation of his beginning.

Hirving Lozano

Hirving Lozano scored a successful objective in opposition to Germany on the 2018 World Cup / Dan Mullan/GettyImages

GK: Guillermo Ochoa – After making a tournament-high 25 saves in 2018, Ochoa has begun the 2022 event with the primary penalty save of the competitors.

RB: Jorge Sanchez – Again in 2019, Sanchez revealed that he “couldn’t sleep for seven months” after receiving demise threats following a high-profile error for CF America.

CB: Cesar Montes – The towering 6’3 centre-back is disarmingly often known as “El Cachorro”, The Pet.

CB: Hector Moreno – A damaged leg within the spherical of 16 in opposition to the Netherlands on the 2014 World Cup hampered a rumoured transfer to Barcelona. Along with his worldwide retirement on the horizon, it is unlikely Moreno will rock up at Camp Nou this summer time.

LB: Jesus Gallardo – The spritely fullback hails from the Mexican metropolis of Tabasco, the place baseball is the dominant pastime.

CM: Luis Chavez – Martino was overwhelmed to the cellphone by Chavez’s mates when he handed the midfielder his debut in April. “They instructed me I used to be a nationwide participant,” he remembered. “I didn’t know something about it.”

CM: Edson Alvarez – How many individuals really seek advice from the defensive midfielder as “Edsonbauer” is up for debate however the comparability to Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer stands.

CM: Hector Herrera – The previous Porto stalwart and Atletico Madrid ratter now plies his commerce in MLS. Herrera has captained Houston Dynamo in additional video games (three) than he is received (two).

RW: Hirving Lozano – The most costly Mexican participant in historical past hasn’t scored a aggressive objective for El Tri since November 2021.

ST: Raul Jimenez – The final match Jimenez began was in entrance of 10,000 at Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium. Up in opposition to Lionel Messi’s Argentina on the World Cup serves as a contrasting setting.

LW: Alexis Vega – In a colorless 0-0 in opposition to Poland, Vega got here nearer than most to breaking the impasse, rattling off 5 photographs – the identical tally as your complete Polish contingent mixed.

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