Mexico is historically the most successful national team in the CONCACAF region, having won eleven confederation titles, including eight CONCACAF Gold Cups and three CONCACAF Championships (the precursor to the Gold Cup), as well as three NAFC Championships, one North American Nations Cup, one CONCACAF Cup and two gold medals of the Central American and Caribbean Games. Mexico was one of eight seeded teams at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. [34] They would go on to defeat South Korea 2–1 in the next game,[35] with goals from Carlos Vela and Javier Hernández,[36][37] but would fall 3–0 to Sweden in the last group stage match. As of 6 September 2019.[66]. The average number of fouls per match committed by the players of the team during the World Cup competition. It is one of eight nations[a] to have won two of the three most important football tournaments (the World Cup, Confederations Cup, and Summer Olympics), having won the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup[5] and the 2012 Summer Olympics. And although El Tri has never won, its presence has always been felt — fueled by a supremely talented pool of Mexican players, a fiercely competitive national pride and a joyous fan following. However, since the 1990s, the tide began to change due to a rapid growth of soccer in the United States. Although the first match was played in 1934, their rivalry was not considered major until the late 1980s, when the United States soccer began to develop and rise. There we lost to West Germany 4-1 in a penalty shootout after a tie in regulation. The Mexican national team is known by two nicknames, the “Equipo Azteca", or Aztec Team, and “El Tri", a reference to the tri-color flag of Mexico. [8], It would be another four years before the national team would be represented in international friendlies. Caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2020, after the match against Algeria. The governing body of Mexican soccer is the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación, known as the FMF. The day was particularly special to Hernández, as it was on that same day in 1958 that his grandfather, Tomás Balcázar, also scored in the World Cup contest in Switzerland. There have been plenty of sets of brothers to play in the World Cup from teams around the world, but the very first registered brothers were Mexican players Manuel and Felipe Rosas in the inaugural World Cup in Uruguay in 1930. It was a tough showing, grouped with Argentina, Chile and France. He shares the five-time record with German player Lothar Matthäus, but Carbajal did it first, attending the Brazil Cup in 1950, Switzerland in 1954, Sweden in 1958, Chile in 1962, and England in 1966. The number of times the team won the FIFA Confederations Cup. France's Soccer Team 101: Here's What You Should Know. 1985 Mexico City Cup & Azteca 2000 tournaments. This was followed by a 4–0 win over El Salvador. The following matches have been played within the past 12 months.   Postponed, Players in bold text are still active with Mexico. The top club sides of the Mexican Primera División continue to produce some world-class players, while the Mexican national team has managed to qualify for every World Cup since 1994. The historic goal took place in the Estadio Azteca on June 7. As the official FIFA website highlights, both these quarter final finishes were achieved when Mexico hosted the tournament in 1970 and 1986. 1998 World Cup. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. The highest level is known as the Primera División. The following players have been called up within the last 12 months. [7], In 1927, the official governing body of football in Mexico was founded. [61] On 23 June 2014, FIFA dropped the case against Mexico, concluding that the chant "was not considered insulting in the specific context." In 1970, Mexico hosted the World Cup. In the second match, Mexico earned a 2–1 win over Ecuador.   Loss At the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Mexico was placed in a group with the Netherlands, South Korea and Belgium. On June 17, 2010, in Polokwane, South Africa, Javier Hernández got his first World Cup goal, making it the 2100th goal of the competition’s history. It competes as a member of CONCACAF, which encompasses the countries of North and Central America, and the Caribbean. [38] Despite the loss, Mexico qualified to the round of 16 for the seventh-consecutive tournament. 2016 Olympic Games. 2013 & 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. On 12 December, the match ended in a 2–0 win for Mexico, and the final game of the series ended in a 3–3 draw. How do you think we’ll fare against the World this time around? The average number of shots per match in the World Cup competition. As of 13 October 2020. The other player is the goalkeeper, or goalie, and tries to keep the opposing team from scoring. [8] The manager for this team was Rafael Garza Gutiérrez. The Mexican team was eliminated with a 3-1 loss, once again for the fifth consecutive World Cup in the Round of 16. The defender captained the national team in the South Africa 2010 World Cup. On 19 June 1927, Mexico faced Spain, drawing 3–3. The 1928 Summer Olympics was Mexico's first international tournament, where Mexico lost to Spain 1–7 in the round of 16. [47], In 2017, the Mexico national team's jerseys were updated to reflect their Spanish names correctly spelled, with the diacritic mark. The team plays its home games at the Estadio Azteca. In July 2009, Mexico won their fifth Gold Cup, and eighth CONCACAF Championship overall, after beating the United States 5–0 in the final.[14]. 2007, 2011, 2015 & 2016 Copa América/Copa América Centenario. West Germany went on to lose the final against a Maradona-led Argentina 3-2. Mexico was in Group D with Iran, Angola and Portugal. Privacy policy, Appearances in the World Cup: 16 (first in 1930), Best result: Quarter-finals, 1970 and 1986. ", Official Site of the Federacion Mexicana de Fútbol, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mexico_national_football_team&oldid=987142229, FIFA Confederations Cup-winning countries, North American national association football teams, Wikipedia indefinitely semi-protected pages, Articles containing Spanish-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 5 November 2020, at 05:07. Mexico has qualified for 14 World Cup competitions between 1930 and 2010. INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury. According to the Ole Ole website, “The FMF was one of the first federations in North America to professionalize football in 1943.” Mexican soccer falls under the jurisdiction of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body. Mexico will play Costa Rica in the 2020 CONCACAF Nations League Finals. The average number of corner kicks per match the team was awarded in the World Cup competition. [15] Mexico beat Guatemala in the quarter-finals 2–1, and beat Honduras 2–0. [10] In their second match, Mexico fell to Chile 3–0. The leader of the ranking is the team with the most points. The field is full of excellent squads but our boys are ready and primed for a good showing. [20], At the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Mexico was drawn into Group C along with Triniad and Tobago, Cuba and Guatemala. Mexico reached the round-of-16, despite losing to Portugal 2–1. 2000 & 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Famous Tri player Antonio Carbajal has been to the World Cup five times, the highest amount of any player in World Cup history. It would be two decades before Mexico would make it back to a FIFA World Cup. BETTER THAN PORTUGAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mexico advanced all the way to the quarter-finals but was eliminated in a 4–1 loss against Italy. [29] In the quarterfinal against Chile in Santa Clara, California, the team lost 7–0, ending the unbeaten streak at 16 after nearly a year. Mexico was placed in Group G at the 2002 World Cup alongside Italy, Croatia, and Ecuador. Mexico then fought hard for a 1–1 draw against Italy and made it on to the Round of 16. 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 & 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments. [4] Mexico played France in the first match of the first World Cup on 13 July 1930. Mexico is part of Group F, together with: The FIFA World Ranking is an internationally recognized system that awards points to the best performing team playing in FIFA competitions. Mexico placed second in their group at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and advanced to the semifinals and faced Panama. Mexico was disqualified from the 1990 FIFA World Cup (and other international competition) after using players over the age limit in the qualifying round for the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship, known as the "Cachirules" scandal. 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Even in the loss, El Tri showed it could hang in there with the best of them. Mexican clubs also compete in the Super Liga against teams from the United States and Canada. In the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Mexico will play against El Salvador, Curaçao and the winner of the preliminary match 9 in Group A. [60], Mexico's fans are infamously known for the chant "¡eeeh puto!," which is typically screamed when an opponent's goalkeeper is about to perform a goalkick. 2003 & 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournaments. Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. In 1998, Mexico made it once more to the Round of 16 but fell to a Germany squad (2-1) that went on to the Quarter Finals. The Mexican national team has participated 15 times, making it the fourth team most likely to be seen at the World Cup, alongside Argentina, which also attended 15 times, Germany, which attended 17, and Brazil, which has played the World Cup a whopping 20 times. [39] In the round of 16, Mexico was defeated 0–2 by Brazil;[40][41] the defeat meant that for the seventh tournament in a row, Mexico failed to reach the quarterfinals since they last hosted the World Cup in 1986. It is the official home stadium of the Mexico national team, as well as the Mexican club team Club América. World Cup 2018, South Korea vs Mexico: What time is kick-off today, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction? Mexico hosted the World Cup once again in 1986 this time coached by the legendary Bora Milutinović. The average number of shots on target (directly at the goal) per match in the World Cup competition.