CF Monterrey would be seeking to go beyond their third-place finish the last time they were at the FIFA Club World Cup in 2019. The Rayados had also finished in third place in 2012.
CF Monterrey, who overpowered Club America in the final of the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League, presented some of the best legs on the continent, from highly rated Rodolfo Pizarro to former Arsenal ace Joel Campbell.
The Rayados are currently sitting eight on the Liga MX Apertura after three matches. But the coach of the side Javier Aguirre is upbeat about a turnaround even though the focus is on the FIFA Club World Cup.
CF Monterrey FIFA Club World Cup 2021 squad
Esteban Andrada, Luis Cardenas, Cesar Ramos, Fernando Hernandez.
Cesar Montes, Edson Gutierrez, Hector Moreno, Axel Grijalva, Sebastian Vegas, Gustavo Sanchez, Daniel Parra, Stefan Medina, Alan Montes.
Luis Romo, Matias Kranevitter, Erick Aguirre, Celso Ortiz, Jesus Gallardo, Arturo Gonzalez, Angel Zapata, Jaziel Martinez, William Mejia.
Rogelio Funes Mori, Joel Campbell, Vincent Janssen, Duvan Vergara, Maximiliano Meza, Alfonso Alvarado, Rodolfo Pizarro, Daniel Lajud, Kaleth Hernandez, Michell Rodriguez, Jose Machado, Jacobo Reyes.
Head Coach: Javier Aguirre