Mexico Portraits - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Mexico World Cup Squad Photos

Defender Rafa Marquez, 39, has a chance to become just the third man to play in five World Cups—but that’s almost an afterthought given that the U.S. Treasury Department has accused Marquez of ties to drug traffickers. (Many pundits were surprised to see Marquez’ name on coach Juan Carlos Osorio’s 23-man roster.) Marquez may be Mexico’s emotional leader but the team is built around a dynamic attacking trio: Carlos Vela, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, and Hirving “Chucky” Lozano. The United States and Mexico are bitter rivals on the field but there is a distinctly American feel to El Tri’s roster since Vela (LAFC), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy), and Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy) all play in Major League Soccer.

Here, portraits of all 23 players on the 2018 World Cup squad.

Hirving Lozano Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Hirving Lozano Guillermo Ochoa Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Guillermo Ochoa Giovani Dos Santos Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Giovani Dos Santos

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Javier Hernandez Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Javier Hernandez Jose Corona Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Jose Corona Andres Guardado Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Andres Guardado Hector Herrera Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Hector Herrera Carlos Salcedo Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Carlos Salcedo Diego Reyes Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Diego Reyes Jesus Corona Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Jesus Corona Rafael Marquez Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Rafael Marquez Carlos Vela Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Carlos Vela Jonathan Dos Santos Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Jonathan Dos Santos Javier Aquino Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Javier Aquino Hugo Ayala Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Hugo Ayala Marco Fabian Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Marco Fabian Miguel Layun Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Miguel Layun Hector Moreno Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Hector Moreno Raul Jimenez Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Raul Jimenez Alfredo Talavera Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Alfredo Talavera Edson Alvarez Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Edson Alvarez Oribe Peralta Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Oribe Peralta Jesus Gallardo Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Jesus Gallardo



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