Dos Santos brothers both in Mexico squad

MEXICO CITY - Giovani and Jonathan Dos Santos were named by Mexico coach Javier Aguirre on Thursday in an 18-man squad to face New Zealand in a World Cup warm-up next Wednesday.

"This is another chance to be with the national team and even nicer to be with my brother, it's a dream we've had since we were small and at last it's going to come true," the younger Dos Santos brother Jonathan told Mexican radio station Estadio W.

"I'll feel much better and I'll have more confidence. (Giovani) will give me plenty of advice," said the 19-year-old Barcelona midfielder, who was called up for the first time last September for a friendly against Colombia.

Mexico, who beat Bolivia 5-0 in San Francisco in a friendly on Wednesday, face fellow World Cup finalists New Zealand at the Pasadena Rose Bowl in the United States.


Goalkeepers: Luis Michel (Guadalajara), Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey)

Defenders: Efrain Juarez (Pumas UNAM), Carlos Salcido, Francisco Rodriguez (both PSV Eindhoven), Ricardo Osorio (VfB Stuttgart), Hector Moreno (AZ Alkmaar), Rafael Marquez (Barcelona)

Midfielders: Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul), Israel Castro (Pumas UNAM), Andres Guardado (Deportivo Coruna), Jonathan Dos Santos (Barcelona), Braulio Luna (San Luis)

Forwards: Aldo de Nigris (Monterrey), Carlos Vela (Arsenal), Javier Hernandez (Guadalajara), Giovani Dos Santos (Galatasaray), Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Veracruz)