A defender who came through the ranks at Cruz Azul, Nestor Araujo enjoyed substantial success with Mexico at age-group level. He was an important figure in the side that finished third at the FIFA-U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011, as well as a member of the gold medal-winning squad at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012.
However, despite making his senior bow in 2011, he then endured almost five years in the wilderness before Juan Carlos Osorio handed him a long-awaited recall in 2016. Araujo's positional acumen and anticipation mean that he has a knack of being in the right place at the right time and covering his team-mates' backs. The 25-year-old will be seeking to display these attributes to impress Osorio during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and show that he has a big role to play for El Tri in the future.