Juan Carlos Valenzuela and Adrian Aldrete were cut from Mexico's World Cup training camp and their respective World Cup dreams are over.
Valenzuela, a central defender, was deemed as excess in a position that already featured top-tier talent such as Hector Moreno and Jonny Magallon. With the incoming talent such as Francisco Javier Rodriguez and Rafael Marquez, there was no room for "El Topo."
Aldrete, meanwhile, was a part of a crowded midfield. If there is any upside for Aldrete, it is that he might be able to play for Morelia in their semifinal match against Santos on Saturday.
The cuts put Mexico's roster at 24 ahead of Sunday's send-off match from Estadio Azteca.
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