Hugo Sanchez will coach again, at least for one more game. Mexico will play Ghana in London on Wednesday, and here are the players he will count on.
Oswaldo Sanchez, Moises Munoz, Jesus Corona; Carlos Salcido, Ricardo Osorio, Aaron Galindo, Fausto Pinto, Israel Castro, Julio Cesar Dominguez; Pavel Pardo, Andres Guardado, Fernando Arce, Gerardo Torrado, Antonio "Zinha" Naelson; Carlos Vela, Antonio De Nigris, Nery Castillo, Juan Carlos Cacho, Adolfo Bautista, Guillermo Franco, Giovani Dos Santos.
- Guillermo Franco, the source for much of the criticism that hounded Ricardo Lavolpe in his final months in charge of El Tri, was brought back into the squad by Hugo Sanchez.
- Sanchez, an ardent supporter of using only Mexican-born players on the national team before he took over as coach, has called up players born in the United States, Argentina and Brazil to the senior side.
- Aaron Galindo returns to the fold. Galdino and Salvador Carmona were booted from the 2005 Confederations Cup squad after each tested positive for steroids. Carmona was eventually banned for life for having tested positive again after he was suspended for one year. Galindo, meanwhile, went to Spain and is now playing for Eintrach Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga.
- Ten of the 21 players called in play in Europe.