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Possible Mexico starting line-up for World Cup warm up game vs Iraq

Henry Martin seems destined to start as center forward for Gerardo Martino’s side with Vega and Alvarado set to play on the flanks.

Possible Mexico starting line-up for World Cup warm up game vs Iraq
David BorratEFE

Mexico face Iraq tonight in Girona (Spain) with the game set to be the penultimate test before heading to Qatar next week where El Tri open their 2022 World Cup campaign against Poland. The Central American side then face Argentina before ending their Group C trio of games as they face Saudi Arabia.

Mexico boss Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino is still without many of his European based players who will be released by their respective clubs next weekend. The definitive Mexico squad is expected to be announced on 13 November with the 14th being the ultimate deadline stipulated by FIFA as Martino waits on the latest fitness reports on Wolves striker Raul Jimenez who is still in a race against the clock to be 100% fit ahead of the deadline.

La crítica de Héctor Herrera a la Liga MX por las pocas exportaciones a Europa
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Héctor Herrera arremetió contra los altos precios que ponen los clubes de la Liga MX a sus jugadores, cerrándoles la puerta a Europa.RODOLFO MOLINADiarioAS

Possible 11 starters for Mexico to face Iraq

Guillermo Ochoa, Jesús Gallardo, César Montes, Héctor Moreno, Erick Álvarez, Héctor Herrera, Luis Chávez, Charly Rodríguez, Roberto Alvarado, Henry Martin and Alexis Vega are expected to start for El Tri tonight.

Raúl Jiménez is expected to play no role in the game as he continues recovery with Feyenoord striker Santi Giménez set to secure playing time in a perfect opportunity to impress the national coach.