From being rejected at Real Betis to being part of El Tri: Gerardo Martino gave Diego Lainez a boost

Lainez has not played with El Tri since June 2021.

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The return of Diego Lainez, of the Spanish Real Betis, and of Gerardo Arteaga, from Belgian Genk, stood out in the list of the Mexican team to face Jamaica, Costa Rica and Panama, in the Concacaf World Cup qualifiers.

The Argentinian Gerardo Martino, coach of Mexico, revealed on Thursday the call for the three games in which The 'Tri' will seek to get closer to securing his ticket to the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Lainez has not played a game with Mexico since friendly duel against Panama on June 30 and Arteaga hasn't done it since the meeting of the June 12 against Honduras.

In addition to these footballers, among those chosen by Martino stand out LaLiga players such as Orbelin Pineda and Nestor Araujo, from Celta de Vigo; Jesus Crown, from Seville; Andrew Saved, from Betis; Hector Herrera, from Atletico Madrid.

Mexico will visit Jamaica on January 27 and will receive at the Azteca stadium Costa Rica, on January 30, and Panama, on February 2. The concentration will begin this Saturday in Mexico City.

List of summoned by Martino

Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (America), Rodolfo Cota (León), Jonathan Orozco (Tijuana) and Alfredo Talavera (Pumas UNAM).

Defenses: Jorge Sánchez (America), Julio Domínguez (Cruz Azul), Johan Vásquez (Genoa), Gerardo Arteaga (Genk), Julián Araujo (LA Galaxy), Osvaldo Rodríguez (León), Jesús Gallardo, César Montes and Héctor Moreno (Monterrey), Néstor Araujo (Celta de Vigo) and Luis Rodríguez (Tigres UANL).

Midfielders: Edson Álvarez (Ajax), Héctor Herrera (Atlético de Madrid), Carlos Rodríguez (Cruz Azul), Luis Romo (Monterrey), Erick Gutiérrez (PSV Eindhoven), Diego Lainez and Andrés Guardado (Real Betis) and Orbelín Pineda (Celta de Vigo). ).

Forwards: Henry Martín (America), Uriel Antuna (Cruz Azul), Alexis Vega (Guadalajara), Rogelio Funes Mori (Monterrey), Hirving Lozano (Nápoli), Jesús Corona (Sevilla) and Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton).

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