Juan Carlos Osorio released the pre-list for Russia 2018 in which he included 28 starting players, in the absence of making a final cut of five of them to make the 23 chosen. Among those announced, the absence of Rodolfo Pizarro, player of the Chivas, who was crucial for his club to win the CONCACAF Champions League. The career of Rodolfo, who collaborated with a goal in the Final of the Concachampions, is full of uncertainty at the moment, because there are rumors that put it as a new reinforcement of Monterrey, however, if a better offer came from Europe, it would be in the Old Continent next season., however, explained the reasons for his absence, as well as that of José Juan Vázquez, who will play the Final Osorio with Santos Laguna, after a semester in which he became the most regular contender in the campaign.
"In his role as a playmaker, he competes directly with Marco Fabián, Carlos Vela and Giovani dos Santos. When we reach the last positions and understanding that they are 23, we must establish a direct competition and the three mentioned, plus Herrera, is very difficult. In the future we consider that it can be a great option for Mexican soccer, "he said of Pizarro. "After attending five tournaments, to more than 512 games of Liga MX, having called 77 players of which 66 participated, (José Juan) Vázquez had his chance, he is having a great time in his club, but at At the end of everything it is clear that there is a limitation and there are 23 players. In addition, the statistics of 2014 in Brazil, the soccer one produces 36 percent of the goals, reason why it is necessary to protect it and we decided by a containment like (Jesus) Molina, that is a dominant player by above. I regret the non-participation of very good Mexican players, but we have it in mind for this and the next process, "he said, meanwhile, about 'Gallito'.Get your premium soccer predictions.
Along with this pair of absentees, like others stood out that were part of the process in the last months: Jonathan González The midfielder had been one of the players that made up the last calls of Juan Carlos Osorio, was not contemplated for the pre-list. The footballer of Monterrey adds 33 minutes with the Mexican team, which he added in the friendly against Bosnia.
Gonzalez resigned at the beginning of 2018 to the United States team, with whom he had played games with the U-18 and U-20, to be eligible for the Tri. Omar Govea. At the time he was surprised by his call to the Aztec team, however, the Colombian coach considered him to play in three games and always expressed well the performance of the midfielders, who lives a difficult moment in the Mouscron, as his coach said. has left out the calls in recent commitments.