4 suspended players return to Mexico roster

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Four players suspended for violating training rules are returning to Mexico's national team for an exhibition game against Venezuela in Houston on Jan. 25.

Coach Jose Manuel De la Torre said on Thursday the four returning players were defender Israel Jimenez, forward Marco De la Mora, and midfielders Javier Cortes and Nestor Calderon.

The four -- and four others -- were given six-month suspensions in June after they were reported having female guests in their rooms during a training camp in Ecuador.

All the players are with Mexican clubs. Europe-based players will not participate in the match, which is not on a FIFA fixture date.