Mexico Copa America 2016 predicted XI: Probable Starting 11 for El Tricolor
We pick the likeliest players to feature in the starting XI
Mexico are no doubt one of the dark horses of the tournament. The North American side have some good players in every position with a decent mix of youngsters and experienced players.
With this being the 100th edition of the Copa America both Mexico and the United states of America have been invited to be a part of this year’s tournament. The US are the hosts and have already lost their first game against Colombia.
Mexico will hope their first game will go a lot better than their neighbours’ did. Here is the list of the full 23-man squad
Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (Malaga), Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)
Defenders: Paul Aguilar (Club America), Miguel Layun (Porto), Rafael Marquez (Atlas), Diego Reyes (Real Sociedad), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Hector Moreno (PSV), Yasser Corona (Queretaro), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Jesus Molina (Santos Laguna)
Midfielders: Jesus Manuel Corona (Porto), Hector Herrera (Porto), Hirving Lozano (Pachuca), Andres Guardado (PSV), Carlos Pena (Chivas), Jurgen Damm (Tigres), Javier Aquino (Tigres), Jesus Duenas (Tigres)
Forwards: Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Oribe Peralta (Club America)
Here is how they might lineup:
Goalkeeper – Guillermo Ochoa
Everyone remembers Ochoa from his World Cup heroics from two years ago. The keeper has exceptional shot stopping ability and every big club were after him that year. He ended up joining Spanish side Malaga.
But the stopper hasn’t had much luck at domestic level since then. He has only made 11 appearances in 2 years struggling to make an impression on the coach at the club. But luckily for him, he is still first choice for Mexico.
Juan Carlos Osorio has faith in Ochoa and will most likely go with his number 1 for the tournament.