Mexico Starting Lineup vs Saudi Arabia: World Cup Starting 11 Announced

Mexico enters the 2022 World Cup tied with the USA for the 16th shortest odds to win the whole thing (+15000). In their last World Cup appearance just 4 years earlier, they made it out of the Group Stage, only to lose to Brazil 2-0 to Brazil in their first elimination round game.

Slated alongside Argentina, Saudi Arabia, and Poland in Group C, Mexico’s path to another elimination round will largely be defined by their ability to compete with the Polish National Team. Undoubtedly the Mexican Starting 11 has the personnel to make another run, but they will certainly need things to break their way. Check out the latest updates on the Mexican starting lineup as the World Cup kicks off shortly.

Mexico Starting 11 Vs. Saudi Arabia

  • Alexis Vega (FW)
  • Hirving Lozano (FW)
  • Edson Alvarez (MF)
  • Luis Chavez (MF)
  • Hector Herrera (MF)
  • Jesus Gallardo (MF)
  • Jorge Sanchez (DF)
  • Néstor Araujo (DF)
  • Cesar Montes (DF)
  • Jorge Moreno (DF)
  • Guillermo Ochoa (GK)

    Coming off a loss to the US in the Concacaf Nations Final last year, concern remains a prevailing sentiment for Gerardo Martino’s squad — particularly amongst the national populace. While this team has consistently taken care of business against inferior competition over the last few years, they have failed to get over the hump against the teams they would likely need to beat to make a run in this year’s World Cup.

    Most notably, they had the aforementioned loss to the United States and a 3-2 loss to an underachieving Colombia team in an international friendly earlier this year that saw them lead 2-0 at half.

    Despite any bad mojo, the reality remains for this Mexican starting 11 that their midfielder/forward play — spearheaded by Alexis Vega, Hirving Lonzano, and Roberto Alvarado —should be able to match that of all but 4 or 5 teams. Their aggressive style lends itself to high risk, high reward ventures and can set them up to win games where they may be otherwise outmatched.

    Lonzano remains the best player on this Mexican National Team roster and likely the 4th or 5th best player in this group. An explosive winger, his aggressive style forces the opposition to play on their heels and creates opportunities for others around him. For Mexico to survive the Group Stage, they will need Lonzano to be at his best.

    Mexico Starting Lineup History

    Vs. Argentina

    • Alexis Vega (FW)
    • Hirving Lozano (FW)
    • Edson Alvarez (MF)
    • Luis Chavez (MF)
    • Hector Herrera (MF)
    • Jesus Gallardo (MF)
    • Jorge Sanchez (DF)
    • Néstor Araujo (DF)
    • Cesar Montes (DF)
    • Jorge Moreno (DF)
    • Guillermo Ochoa (GK)

    Vs. Poland

    • Henry Martin (FW)
    • Alexis Vega (FW)
    • Hirving Lozano (FW)
    • Edson Alvarez (MF)
    • Luis Chavez (MF)
    • Hector Herrera (MF)
    • Jorge Sanchez (DF)
    • Jesus Gallardo (DF)
    • Cesar Montes (DF)
    • Jorge Moreno (DF)
    • Guillermo Ochoa (GK)

    Mexico Starting 11 FAQ

    Who Is Mexico’s Starting Goalkeeper?

    Guillermo Ochoa will be starting in goal for Mexico in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This will be Ochoa’s third time playing in the World Cup, having logged time in the net in both 2014 and 2018.

    Who Is Mexico’s Starting Striker?

    Henry Martin, the Club AAmerican product, will be getting the start at striker. This is Martin’s first World Cup appearance.

    Who Is Mexico’s Best Player?

    The best player on the Mexican National Team heading into the 2022 World Cup is Hirving Lonzano (aka Chucky). Lonzano plays professionally for Napoli and will be making his second world cup appearance.

    Patrick started covering the sports betting scene in March of 2021 as a member of the Loyola Phoenix. Since then, his industry analysis has been featured on websites such as Lineups.com and Daily Fantasy Cafe, where he has focused primarily on the NFL and individual state launches. As the current Assistant Site Runner of Lineups.com, Patrick aims to give more people access to information that may offer some insight into why teams build the way they do and what that means for any given matchup.

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