Man U's Mexican striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernández and Mallorca's Giovani dos Santos will lead El Tri's strike against visiting Jamaica in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifier on Feb. 6.
México, in the first official match of 2013 toward the World Cup, hosts the qualifier at Azteca Stadium.
Midfielders Andrés Guardado, a La Liga Valencia player, defender Héctor Moreno, of Espanyol, and Villarreal's Javier Aquino round off México's European contingent.
El Tri prepared for Jamaica with a friendly against Denmark, where México ended in a 1-1 tie in Arizona on Jan. 30.
Head coach José "Chepo" De La Torre has listed the following eight Olympic gold medal players: Jesús Corona, Marco Fabián, Darwin Chávez, Javier Aquino, Héctor Herrera, Diego Reyes, Carlos Salcido and Oribe Peralta.
Other teams in the CONCACAF WC qualifying are the United States, Costa Rica, Honduras and Panamá.
See the Scoreboard for the list of players against Jamaica.
Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII
NEW ORLEANS -- Joe Flacco, this year's Super Bowl MVP, and the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, to win the Super Bowl XLVII last Sunday.
San Francisco had 3 incomplete passes from quarterback and former Turlock resident Colin Kaepernick in the final minutes, resulting in a turnover to the Ravens.
The 49ers trailed Baltimore 21-6 at halftime, but the momentum changed toward San Francisco after a 20-minute delay, when the stadium lights went dark in half of the Superdome.
Tigres, Tijuana still tops in México's standings
MÉXICO CITY -- México's Tigres, coached by Brazilian Ricardo Ferreti, and Tijuana - with Argentina's Antonio Mohamed at the helm - battled to a 2-2 tie in a hard-fought match on the weekend, although both of them emerged leading the Torneo Clausura 2012 in the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol.
Two goals by Argentine Lucas Lobos for the Tigres and goals by Argentina's Alfredo Moreno and Colombia's Duvier Riascos, both of Argentina, for Tijuana's Xolos brought the game to its final result before a full crowd at Universitario, the Tigres home stadium.
Meanwhile, club América is presently in third place in the league after its 3-0 win over Querétaro on two goals by Mexican Raúl Jiménez and another on a penalty kick by Ecuador's Christian Benítez..
'A-Rod' and PEDs
NEW YORK -- ESPN.com released a story that New York Yankees' star Alex Rodríguez was injected by Anthony Bosch with performance enhancing drugs, a banned substance.
Through a spokesperson, Rodríguez claims the "allegations are not true."
Rodríguez, a 13-time MLB All-Star, admitted that he used a banned substance four years ago, during the 2001-2003 seasons.
Other MLB players named are Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz, Yasmani Grandal, Bartolo Colón and Gio González.
Atlas bus seized over Mexican tax dispute
MÉXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities impounded a bus and some office furniture belonging to Atlas soccer club in connection with a tax dispute.
The tax service says Atlas owes the treasury 4.6 million pesos ($365,000), a claim the club disputes.
Atlas took the matter to court and won a favorable judgment, but the government appealed and implemented the asset embargo pending a final ruling in the case.
The club said it expects to recover the bus and office furniture once it offers the government supplementary sureties for the ostensible tax debt.