Rafa Marquez leads Mexico's Confederations Cup squad

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's 23-player roster for the Confederations Cup was released by FIFA on Thursday, with 38-year-old Rafa Marquez included.

Marquez was expected to be named, although there were doubts due to him having only played 22 minutes since March 25, following back surgery.

Coach Juan Carlos Osorio currently has 29 players in camp in preparation for Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Honduras and Sunday's clash in Estadio Azteca against the United States.

The names dropped from the 29 players currently with the squad are Jesus Molina, Jorge Hernandez, Orbelin Pineda, Jurgen Damm, Jesus Duenas and Jesus Gallardo.

Mexico sets off to Russia on Sunday night and will arrive in Kazan on Tuesday evening.

El Tri opens up its Confederations Cup campaign in Group A against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal on June 18, followed by matches against New Zealand and host Russia.

Here's Mexico's Confederations Cup squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Rodolfo Cota (Chivas), Guillermo Ochoa (Granada), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)

Defenders: Oswaldo Alanis (Chivas), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Rafael Marquez (Atlas), Hector Moreno (PSV Eindhoven), Diego Reyes (Espanyol), Luis Reyes (Atlas), Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina)

Midfielders: Jonathan dos Santos (Villarreal), Andres Guardado (PSV Eindhoven), Hector Herrera (FC Porto), Miguel Layun (FC Porto), Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Forwards: Javier Aquino (Tigres), Jesus Manuel Corona (FC Porto), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Hirving Lozano (Pachuca), Oribe Peralta (Club America), Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad)