Reading striker Novakovich, 21, was called up to Dave Sarachan's squad after scoring 18 goals so far this season.
LA Galaxy's Jonathan dos Santos and Tigres duo Javier Aquino and Jurgen Damm will not be joining up with Mexico's squad to face Iceland and Croatia.
Seven Bayern Munich players and five from the Premier League among those called up by Germany boss.
Ashley Young has told ESPN FC that his tournament experience could be crucial if he is named in England's World Cup squad.
England women's coach Phil Neville says his players have lost the "fear factor" of facing the U.S. in their decisive SheBelieves Cup match.
Ellen White equalised twice as England women battled to a 2-2 draw with Germany in Phil Neville's second match in charge.
Phil Neville enjoyed a sensational start to life in charge of England Women courtesy of a 4-1 hammering of SheBelieves Cup holders France in Ohio.
Burnley goalkeeper Pope, 25, only made his Premier League debut in September after a shoulder injury to Tom Heaton.
The performances of Mexico's fringe players -- especially Jonathan Gonzalez and Hugo Ayala -- has given Juan Carlos Osorio plenty to think about.
Mexico weren't their sharpest in a 1-0 friendly win against Bosnia and Herzegovina, but a few fringe players made early cases for the 2018 World Cup.
Mexico could only manage one goal in a 1-0 friendly win against Bosnia and Herzegovina in San Antonio on Wednesday night.
Sunday's 0-0 draw with Bosnia and Herzegovina was a real missed opportunity for a raw U.S. squad to put on a show and get fans excited.
Sunday's 0-0 draw with Bosnia shed light on an young U.S side that -- outside of Bill Hamid and CJ Sapong -- didn't do much to wow the StubHub fans.
The U.S. struggled with a young and inexperienced side against Bosnia & Herzegovina, but there were reasons for optimism after missing the World Cup.
An experimental U.S. side ground out a 0-0 draw against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday night at StubHub center in Los Angeles.
MLS trio Carlos Vela, Giovani dos Santos and Jonathan dos Santos are all set to be involved for Mexico next Wednesday against Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Mexico is set to play Scotland on June 2 in Estadio Azteca in El Tri's farewell match ahead of the World Cup in Russia.