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Full Mexico squad revealed as Julián Quiñones misses out due to admin error

The winger was heavily rumoured to be a part of Jaime Lozano’s squad, but he did not make the cut. Here’s why.

Update:
The winger was heavily rumoured to be a part of Jaime Lozano’s squad, but he did not make the cut. Here’s why.
Jose Luis Melgarejo

Julián Quiñones, despite the rumours, is not a part of Mexico’s squad for their upcoming games against Ghana and Germany.

Jaime Lozano left out the Club América winger in a shock move after it had been widely reported that the Colombian-born forward was set to switch allegiances and join El Tri.

However, it is not as clear cut as not being called by Lozano. In fact, although he did not make the list, the player was in the plans of the manager but could not become an official part of the squad due to an administrative error.

What was the error that led to Quiñones missing out on a Mexico call-up?

As explained by Héctor González Iñarritu, the Director of América and Santiago Baños, the club President, Julián Quiñones was not selected due to a paperwork delay caused by a naming error.

“In a month he will have his [naturalisation] card... the mistake was because his second surname was not there, he had to resend the papers, now the process is correct and in a month it will be done”.

“Quiñones is very happy in Mexico”, Baños added, “he arrived at 17 and he’s been here a long time, his kids are Mexican and he feels the colours, the nationality, he is convinced about playing for Mexico and he calls himself Mexican.”

Full Mexico squad to face Ghana and Germany:

Goalkeepers:

G. Ochoa

A. Malagón

A. Rodríguez

J. González

Defenders:

J. Gallardo

G. Arteaga

C. Montes

J. Vásquez

V. Guzmán

R. Juárez

K. Álvarez

Midfielders:

L. Romo

L. Chávez

E. Álvarez

M. Ruiz

C. Huerta

J. Cortizo

S. Córdova

E. Sánchez

Forwards:

S. Giménez

R. Jiménez

H. Lozano

H. Martín

O. Pineda

U. Antuna