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Mexico won't make any changes to Gold Cup squad before quarterfinals

Mexico won't make any changes to Gold Cup squad before quarterfinals
From ESPN - July 15, 2017

SAN ANTONIO -- The United States may be hauling in the big guns for the knockout rounds of the Gold Cup, but Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio wo not be following suit.

Osorio confirmed in a news conference ahead of Sunday's final Group C match against Curacao that he is happy with what he has at his disposal for the CONCACAF tournament, after failing to secure the services of seven players that were in the Confederations Cup before the Gold Cup got underway.

"I think this group deserves the opportunity to continue [in the Gold Cup] and experience this tournament and the great responsibility that representing Mexico is," said Osorio, indicating he is not planning to use any of his six allowed changes once the group stage is complete.

Mexico sits on four points from its first two games and comes into the Curacao match at the Alamodome on the back of a 0-0 draw last Thursday against Jamaica, but Osorio is confident this group of players has a bright future.

"[I feel] happy, very optimistic about the group," said the 57-year-old. "We are continuing to consolidate a very good group of talented, young players that are the future of Mexican football. That factor, for me personally, is the most gratifying and what I enjoy most in life."

Osorio will once again watch the game from a booth in the stadium and will serve the third of his six-match suspension from FIFA for acting inappropriately towards the officials at the end of the third-place playoff against Portugal in the Confederations Cup.

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