Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela, requested to be not called by the Mexican national team for the World Cup qualifying match on February 6th against Jamaica.
The Mexican Football Federation announced today that Vela, who was a member of Mexico’s under-17 team world champion in 2005, argued personal problems to not attend the call which would have marked as his return to the team after he refused to be part of Olympics squad to stay training with his club.
Mexico coach Jose Manuel de la Torre, said that his team will be led by Manchester United striker Javier Hernández , Espanyol defender Héctor Moreno, and midfielders Giovanni Dos Santos (Mallorca) and Andres Guardado (Valencia).
Ajaccio goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, also asked to be released from the call to watch the birth of his son in the next few days, confirmed the Federation.
The other team members are players from the Mexican league that will be released in the coming days.
In the Concacaf hexagonal, after facing Jamaica at Estadio Azteca, Mexico will visit Honduras on March 22nd and will receive the United States on the 26th of the same month, and then will visit Jamaica on June 4th and Panama on the 7th, will receive Costa Rica on the 11th of the same month, and Honduras, on September 6th.
Then the team will visit the United States on September 10th, will host Panama on October 11th, and close the qualifying away against Costa Rica on the 15th.