Centre-back Oswaldo Alanis has spent his entire career in Mexico. Having cut his teeth with Estudiantes Tecos from 2009 onwards, he moved to Santos Laguna in 2012, before entering his prime at Chivas, whom he joined in 2015.
That same year he tasted CONCACAF Gold Cup glory with the Mexican national team and was called up by interim coach Ricardo Ferretti for the victory over USA in the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 play-off.
With big names like Rafael Marquez and Hector Moreno ahead of him in the pecking order, at least on paper, it seems unlikely that Alanis will be a starter in Russia. However, the 28-year-old is a reliable understudy and will be keen to capitalise on any chances he gets to prove his worth and boost his prospects of one day becoming an El Tri mainstay.