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Barcelona ace Suarez the danger but Mexico read to compete with anyone - Osorio

Mexico boss Juan Carlos Osorio says his team is ready to take it up to any side in the Copa America.

Los Tri have been drawn in Group C of the 2016 version of the tournament which is the 100-year anniversary since the South American showpiece was first held.

The 45th edition, which is to be held in the USA, will see Mexico come up against Uruguay, Jamaica and Venezuela in the group stage and despite Barcelona star Luis Suarez providing an enormous threat, Osorio is confident leading into their opening fixture against the 2011 champions on June 5 in Glendale.

"In his moment, Suarez is one of the three best attackers in world football," Osorio told ESPN FC.

"His [attacking] teammates will be different with the national team [than with Barcelona], but without doubt he is a reference point at world level."

When asked how Mexico would treat a potential knockout stage meeting with Argentina or reigning champions Chile, he added: "Cautiously.

"With respect to Argentina's years of history and Chile's recent history, Mexico is ready to compete on equal terms against anyone."

Andrew Slevison
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