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Mexico international Hector Moreno (green jersey), shown during a recent friendly against Croatia, joined Italy’s Roma on June 13, 2017. (Photo: Victor Straffon/Straffon Images)

ROME – Mexico international Hector Moreno has joined Roma on a four-year contract from PSV Eindhoven, the Italian Serie A club announced Tuesday.

The 29-year-old defender has earned 80 caps and is expected to compete for the Tricolor in this month’s FIFA Confederations Cup.

“I am very happy to sign for Roma,” Moreno said. “This represents an important step up in my career. I hope I can show my individual qualities and contribute to the overall success of the team.”

Moreno played two seasons at PSV, helping it to the 2015/16 Eredivisie title. He also won the Dutch league crown with AZ Alkmaar in 2008/09, after joining it from Pumas in 2007, and scored seven goals in 118 appearances for Spanish La Liga side Espanyol (2011-15).

In 20 career UEFA Champions League matches (14 with PSV, 6 with AZ Alkmaar), Moreno has one goal.

With Mexico, Moreno has played in two editions of the FIFA World Cup (2010: 2 games/0 goals; 2014: 4/0), one CONCACAF Gold Cup (2011: 6/0, champion) and one Copa America (2016: 4/0).

 
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