Franco in Mexico squad

Guillermo Franco has been named in Mexico's provisional squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The striker is set to play in a Wembley friendly against England on Monday week, before coach Javier Aguirre finalises a 23-man selection for the June finals. Argentina-born Franco played a major part in qualifying, and has six goals in 20 matches for his adopted nation.

Mexico get the tournament under way against Benni McCarthy's South Africa on Friday 11 June. Valon Behrami (Switzerland), Jonathan Spector (United States), Robert Green, Matthew Upson and Scott Parker (all England) are the other West Ham hopefuls for the World Cup.