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Chicharito, Guardado could make Mexico’s Olympics squad

Mexico national team may be able to count on some star names for the 2016 Summer Olympics, according to the latest reports.

El Tri will be vying for the Olympics trophy between 3 and 20 August next summer, but they also have the 2016 Copa America Centenario to contend with from 3 to 26 June.

Chances are that Mexico will be heading to two showpiece tournaments with different squads, but there is a chance the Under-23 coach Raul Gonzalez may be able to count on star players Javier Hernandez, Andres Guardado, Hector Herrera and Hector Moreno.

All teams at the Olympic Football Tournament are allowed to register up to three players over the age of 23 and El Tri could be including some star names into their squad.

Namely, striker Erick “Chubo” Torres told ESPN that the four players have made themselves available for selection, with FC Porto forward Jesus Corona another footballer to be considered.

PSV Eindhoven captain Andres Guardado has revealed that he will be allowed to travel to Rio if his side clinch the Eredivisie title, but he is unlikely to play for Mexico if PSV are forced to take part in the Champions League qualifying stages.

And while the Copa America Centenario, where El Tri have been pitted against Uruguay, Jamaica and Venezuela, definitely has the priority, Mexico also plan to launch an assault on the Olympics title as well.

The draw for the Olympic Football Tournament will be held at the Maracana stadium in Rio on 14 April, with 16 teams drawn into four groups.

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