Mexico’s World Cup team announced

Bolton striker Jared Borgetti and Barcelona winger Rafael Marquez lead the Mexican squad announced Sunday for the World Cup.

Mexico coach Ricardo Lavolpe included 26 players in his list, which he will have to reduce to 23 before the June 9-July 9 tournament in Germany.

Lavolpe also called upon Villarreal's striker Guillermo Franco, an Argentine who became a Mexican citizen last year.

Mexico's Guadalajara will lose six players in the Clausura tournament: goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez; defenders Francisco Rodriguez, Carlos Salcido and Gonzalo Pineda; midfielder Israel Lopez; and striker Omar Bravo.

Bravo scored twice in Mexico's 2-1 win over Paraguay in a friendly match last week in Chicago.

Mexico will play four warmup matches before the World Cup.

The rest of the team includes: goalkeepers Jesus Corona (Tecos) and Guillermo Ochoa (America); defenders Claudio Suarez (Chivas USA), Jose Antonio Castro (America), Mario Mendez (Monterrey), Ricardo Osorio (Cruz Azul), Joel Huiqui (Cruz Azul) and Jose Guardado (Atlas); midfielders Antonio Naelson (Toluca), Luis Perez (Monterrey), Pavel Pardo (America), Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul), Jose Garcia (Atlas), Jaime Lozano (Tigres), Israel Lopez (Toluca); and strikers Francisco Fonseca (Cruz Azul), Jose Arellano (Monterrey), reports the AP.

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