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Mexican National Team Selects Colombian Dual-National Quiñones for Debut Appearance

The addition of Julian Quiñones to Mexico’s national team roster adds a dynamic and exciting element to their upcoming matches against Honduras. Quiñones, who recently gained citizenship for Mexico in October and has played his entire professional club career in the country, brings a wealth of skill and experience to the team.

Mexico coach Jaime Lozano has assembled a strong squad for the upcoming Concacaf Nations League matches, including familiar faces such as Guillermo Ochoa, Raúl Jiménez, and Edson Álvarez. With the team aiming for entry into the 2024 Copa America, Quiñones and his new international teammates will be looking to secure automatic qualification for next year’s CONMEBOL tournament.

The Mexican federation’s statement regarding the inclusion of naturalized players in the national team emphasizes an inclusive and united approach, stating that “Any player with Mexican nationality, the soccer skills and the desire to represent Mexico may be considered for our National Teams. There are no ‘first-class Mexicans’, nor ‘second-class Mexicans’. We are all MEXICANS.”

With a total of six Copa America spots up for grabs for Concacaf teams, Mexico will be seeking to secure their place in the prestigious tournament. This exciting announcement of the full ‘El Tri’ squad and the addition of Julian Quiñones sets the stage for an action-packed and competitive series of matches.
The inclusion of Colombian-born winger Julian Quiñones in the Mexico squad for the upcoming Concacaf Nations League matches against Honduras this month was announced on Thursday. Joining Quiñones in the November roster are prominent figures such as Feyenoord striker Santiago Giménez, Salernitana goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, Fulham striker Raúl Jiménez, and West Ham United midfielder Edson Álvarez, as selected by Mexico coach Jaime Lozano.

The Mexican federation issued a statement emphasizing that any player with Mexican nationality and the skills and desire to represent Mexico is eligible for consideration for the National Teams. With the objective of securing entry into the 2024 Copa America, Quiñones and his fellow teammates will be looking to secure automatic qualification for the CONMEBOL tournament through the upcoming games against Honduras on Nov. 17 and Nov. 21.

Mexico will also participate in a friendly against Colombia on Dec. 16 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum following the November matches. The full Mexico squad for the upcoming matches includes a mix of goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards from various prominent clubs.

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