There had been late doubts over the versatile midfielder's inclusion, as he is still yet to fully recover from surgery on his right leg last month.

The Real Betis star, 31, could win his 150th cap during the tournament should El Tri progress far enough.

Elsewhere, Rafael Marquez, 39, has also won a spot on the plane to what will be his fifth World Cup. No player has featured in more.

The veteran ex-Barcelona defender, currently playing back in Mexico with Atlas, could match the record tally set by Italy's Gianluigi Buffon, Germany's Lothar Mattaeus and countryman Antonio Carbajal.

Mexico's preparations for Russia have been turbulent to say the least, with a host of injury worries compounded by large swathes of fans in the Azteca Stadium calling for Osorio's resignation during the second half of Saturday's 1-0 win over Scotland.

"I didn't realise there were chants", the 56 year-old told reporters after the game. "We have extraordinary fans who support their team 100%. I think we are able to have a great World Cup. There's a spirit of solidarity that we'll compete hard against any opponent."

On the face of it, criticism of the Colombian seems unfair. Since his appointment in 2015, he has a win percentage of 66.7% - higher than any other Mexico manager who has overseen at least 20 games.

They are in tepid form, however, particularly in front of goal, and public confidence is crumbling. Saturday's result was preceded by a 1-0 defeat to Croatia and a scoreless stalemate against Wales a week ago.

The Mexicans are in Group F in Russia, with Germany, South Korea and Sweden.