He is the most experienced player in the squad, period. Marquez has won titles in France, Spain, the United States and Mexico.
The Leon centre-back has fantastic touch, distribution and keeps possession well. In the attacking zone, Marquez is a real threat at set pieces due to his ability to score with the head.
All of those assets set him apart as the leader of the team. However, there is something he needs to work on and that is his temper.
Marquez has a long rap sheet when it comes to indiscipline.
At the 2002 World Cup he gave Cobi Jones a head-butt and was dismissed from the match. At the 2005 Confederations Cup he made an unnecessary tackle that earned him a red card.
History repeated itself during the 2009 Hexagonal, when he kicked Tim Howard.
His most recent episode came during the 2014 Copa Libertadores, when Marquez was sent off after delivering a flying kick to a rival.
About this matter, Mexican newspaper Record reports that Hector Gonzalez Inarritu, national team director, said in a press conference that El Tri would not issue a sanction to the defender.