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Mexico missing five regulars for tonight’s Paraguay clash

Mexico will play Paraguay in Kansas City in an international friendly tonight.

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The Mexicans are coming off the back of a fine 1-0 win over Ecuador on Saturday night, while Paraguay drew 0-0 with heroic World Cup minnows Costa Rica on Thursday evening.

Their hopes of building on that strong performance have been dealt a blow, however, with MexicanFut claiming five first team regulars will not be participating.

Miguel Layun, Hector Herrera, Guillermo Ochoa, Andres Guardado, and Jesus “Tecatito” Corona are all set to miss the game. Layun and Herrera have been forced to return to Europe earlier than expected due to club commitments, Corona has a thigh injury, and Ochoa and Guardado are both set to become fathers in the coming hours.

Elsewhere, Mexico boss Miguel Herrera has called up Veracruz ‘keeper Meliton Hernandez for the first time and it is expected he will play some part tonight. Veracruz are enjoying an incredible season – they started the campaign as one of the relegation favourites but currently sit second in the table, just one point behind leaders Tijuana.

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