Mexico names preliminary squad for Copa America

World Cup veterans Carlos Vela, Paul Aguilar, Jonny Magallon and

goalkeeper Luis Michel head the list of 26 players in Mexico’s

preliminary squad for July’s Copa America in Argentina.

The four experienced internationals are joined by Barcelona

reserve Jonathan Dos Santos – younger brother of established star

Giovani Dos Santos. Jonathan was the last player cut from the

Mexico squad for South Africa.

Vela, who is contracted to Arsenal but played on loan at West

Bromwich Albion this year, is likely to be Mexico’s main attacking

option.

At the request of CONCACAF, whose own continental tournament

will be played in the U.S. in June, Mexico will take a squad aged

under 22, plus up to five older players, to the South American

championship.