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MEX Squad for Last Two WCQ's
« on: September 30, 2005, 08:06:19 AM »
looking strong. a bit too strong.

MEXICO CITY, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Mexico, who have already booked a berth at next year's World Cup, called up Argentine-born striker Guillermo Franco on Thursday for their remaining two qualifiers while Cuauhtemoc Blanco was again overlooked.

The possibility of a call-up for Monterrey's Franco had re-ignited a fierce debate over the presence of foreign-born players in the squad.

Coach Ricardo La Volpe, himself an Argentine, has already caused controversy by selecting Brazilian-born forward Antonio Naelson for the squad, although he was left out on this occasion.

Guadalajara striker Adolfo Bautista, who has been unable to win a place in the squad recently, has been one of the most vociferous critics of La Volpe's policy.

Mexico made sure of a top-three finish in the final stage of the CONCACAF qualifying competition by beating Panama 5-0 last month.

They are level with the United States, also qualified, on 19 points from eight games.

The inspiration behind America's 27-match unbeaten run in domestic games, Blanco has not been picked since he pulled out of the Confederations Cup squad in June saying that he needed a holiday.

Blanco reacted angrily when he was left out of the qualifier at home to Costa Rica in August, saying that La Volpe did not have big enough trousers to pick him.

He later apologised for the comment.

Forward Jesus Arellano, who played in the 2002 World Cup, was given a recall by La Volpe, one day after scoring a hat-trick for Monterrey in a 3-1 win at Sinaloa.

A number of regulars, including Barcelona's Rafael Marquez and Bolton Wanderers forward Jared Borgetti, were rested.

Mexico host Guatemala on October 8 and visit Trinidad & Tobago four days later.

Goalkeepers: Oswaldo Sanchez (Guadalajara), Moises Munoz (Morelia)

Defenders: Mario Mendez (Toluca), Francisco Rodriguez (Guadalajara), Carlos Salcido (Guadalajara), Ricardo Osorio (Cruz Azul), Hugo Sanchez Guerrero (UANL), Oscar Rojas (America), Israel Lopez (Toluca)

Midfielders: Juan Pablo Rodriguez (UAG), Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul), Gonzalo Pineda (UNAM), Jaime Lozano (UANL), Luis Ernesto Perez (Monterrey), Carlos Morales (UANL).

Forwards: Jesus Arellano (Monterrey), Rafael Marquez Lugo (Morelia), Alberto Medina (Guadalajara), Francisco Fonseca (Cruz Azul), Guillermo Franco (Monterrey)


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Re: MEX Squad for Last Two WCQ's
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2005, 08:08:30 AM »
No foreign based selected.

Hopefully we can take them at home but they will remain strong enough to beat Guatemala.

Double edge sword we put ourself in.


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Re: MEX Squad for Last Two WCQ's
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2005, 08:11:40 AM »
seriously...how many foreign based does Mexico usually have? I can only think of rafa marquez and Jared borgetti at this moment

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Re: MEX Squad for Last Two WCQ's
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2005, 08:16:19 AM »
usually their team is mostly domestic.

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Re: MEX Squad for Last Two WCQ's
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2005, 09:43:49 AM »
STRONG..

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Re: MEX Squad for Last Two WCQ's
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2005, 09:47:48 AM »
look like they pick  7 starters that faced USA-no marquez and pardo 2 big players.  anything possible 3 straight win, a draw we in.

seem like men not studying panama and that scaring me.  As long as the team focused is all that matters. 

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Re: MEX Squad for Last Two WCQ's
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2005, 09:48:13 AM »
Marquez and Borgetti are the only 2 but they are the Key 2

Borgetti scores all of their goals and Rafa Stops most of the other teams attacks and links with the forwards.

Without Borgetti up front goals will be scare against Guate Guate as them other men does real throw way when they ready.

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Re: MEX Squad for Last Two WCQ's
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2005, 10:09:30 AM »
seem like men not studying panama and that scaring me.  As long as the team focused is all that matters. 

Is there any news on Panama out there?  Are they even bothering to train for our match? Interested to see if they will select the old Dely Valdez boys or go with their youngsters.  Would be nice to see some news on what's happening with them.

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Re: MEX Squad for Last Two WCQ's
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2005, 10:50:23 AM »
Marquez and Borgetti are the only 2 but they are the Key 2

Borgetti scores all of their goals and Rafa Stops most of the other teams attacks and links with the forwards.

Without Borgetti up front goals will be scare against Guate Guate as them other men does real throw way when they ready.

calm down dread....Borgetti does not score all of Mexico's goals and there are still some deadly men in the side. Mexico has done well even without Marquez in the side. They are big players...and will be missed by Mexico. No argument there. As expected Mexico resting some men and trying a few new faces but I think you exaggerating the importance of Borgetti and Marquez. Fonseca is the man up front who does make Borgetti look good. He is real pepper. Franco is real hate too.

I doh feel dis Mexico side should lose to Guateh...and I feel Panama coming with real fire. Last game in front of home fans, relaxed under no pressure, and they could still finish ahead of TnT in the table...plenty sources of pride. Some of our fans feel this game should be easy...but the players will have a more focused, professional attitude