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Mexico national team: Palermo Ortiz to be called up by Martino for Mexico vs. Guatemala

After his good seasons with Pumas UNAM, the defender will receive his first call-up to the Tricolor for the game against Guatemala.

The Pumas player will experience his first call-up to the Mexican national team.
The Pumas player will experience his first call-up to the Mexican national team.

Pumas is having a good semester, as the team is fighting for a place in the playoff places and is also in the final of the Concacaf Champions League. One of the players who has made a difference in the team is defender Arturo Ortíz, who is an undisputed starter in Andrés Lillini's scheme and will now receive his first call-up to the Mexican national team.

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According to information from TUDN, the defender of the ‘Universitarios’ has caught the eye of Gerardo 'Tata' Martino and will therefore be called up for the game against the Guatemalan team. 

It is worth mentioning that the youth player of the ‘Auriazul’ team will not have any problem in being able to play the friendly match against the Guatemalans, as he will not be able to play the first leg of the Concachampions final against Seattle Sounders since he was sent off in the second leg semifinal against Cruz Azul.

Arturo Ortiz’s numbers in th Clausura 2022

So far this season, the central defender has played in 14 matches, 13 of which have been as a starter, and has also accumulated 1,196 minutes, as well as two goals.

The call-up list for the Mexican National Team vs Guatemala

The first young players to make the list are Erik Lira, Fernando Beltrán, and Sebastián Córdova. The latter two have had very good games in recent weeks with Chivas and Tigres respectively. 

In goal will be Carlos Acevedo and Luis Malagón, for now. In defense will be Efraín Álvarez, Arturo 'Palermo' Ortiz, Israel Reyes, Luis Olivas and Erick Aguirre. In the midfield will be Erick Sánchez, Erik Lira, 'Canelo' Angulo, Luis Chávez and Marcelo Flores. Finally, up front, Santiago Giménez, Eduardo Aguirre, Rodolfo Pizarro, Roberto Alvarado and Sebastián Córdova.

Due to the fact that this is not a FIFA match window, the Mexican national team will not be able to count on the main players who are playing in European soccer; therefore, most of the players called up will be from Liga MX. The Mexican Soccer Federation has already confirmed Mexico's upcoming friendly matches against Ecuador, Nigeria, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

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