FIFA World Cup: Mexico Name Veteran Defender Carlos Salcido in 23-Man Squad

Mexico will take nine players to Brazil who were on the team four years ago in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa: Carlos Salcido, Francisco Rodriguez, Rafael Marquez, Paul Aguilar, Guillermo Ochoa, Javier Hernandez, Hector Moreno, Giovani Dos Santos and Andres Guardado.

updated: May 10, 2014 09:46 IST
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Mexico City: Veteran defender Carlos Salcido was the biggest surprise in Mexico's 23-man World Cup team announced Friday by coach Miguel Herrera.

It was the first call-up for Salcido since Herrera took over as Mexico coach late last year. Salcido was on Mexico's team for the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.

"Regarding Salcido, we don't need to give him a tryout," Herrera said. "We've watched him in the Mexican league. He's a versatile player who can play in many positions in the back, and also at midfield."

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