Young Barcelona midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos was today cut from Mexico's final 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.
The 20-year-old, who made his national team debut last September, was overlooked by coach Javier Aguirre despite playing the full 90 minutes of Mexico's 5-1 friendly win over Gambia yesterday.
Defensive duo Juan Carlos Valenzuela (America) and Adrian Aldrete (Morelia) were the other two players to miss out.
Mexico's 23-man FIFA World Cup squad:
Oscar Perez (Chiapas)
Guillermo Ochoa (America)
Luis Ernesto Michel (Guadalajara)
Rafael Marquez (Barcelona)
Ricardo Osorio (Stuttgart)
Francisco Rodriguez, Carlos Salcido (both PSV Eindhoven)
Hector Moreno (AZ Alkmaar)
Paul Aguilar (Pachuca)
Efrain Juarez (Pumas UNAM)
Jonny Magallon (Guadalajara)
Jorge Torres Nilo (Atlas)
Andres Guardado (Deportivo La Coruna)
Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul)
Israel Castro (Pumas UNAM)
Giovani dos Santos (Galatasaray, on loan from Tottenham)
Pablo Barrera (Pumas UNAM)
Adolfo Bautista, Alberto Medina (both Guadalajara)
Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Veracruz)
Carlos Vela (Arsenal)
Javier Hernandez (Manchester United)
Guillermo Franco (West Ham).