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Mexico national football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mexico
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)El Tri (The Tricolor)
AssociationFederación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF)
ConfederationCONCACAF
Head coachGerardo Martino
CaptainAndrés Guardado
Most capsClaudio Suárez (177)
Top scorerJavier Hernández (52)
Home stadiumEstadio Azteca
FIFA codeMEX
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 11 Decrease 2 (7 April 2021)[1]
Highest4 (February – June 1998, August 2003, May – June 2006)
Lowest40 (July 2015)
First international
 Guatemala 2–3 Mexico 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 1 January 1923)
Biggest win
 Mexico 13–0 Bahamas 
(Toluca, Mexico; 28 April 1987)
Biggest defeat
 England 8–0 Mexico 
(London, England; 10 May 1961)
World Cup
Appearances16 (first in 1930)
Best resultQuarter-finals (1970, 1986)
CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup
Appearances23 (first in 1963)
Best resultChampions (1965, 1971, 1977, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2019)
CONCACAF Nations League Finals
Appearances1 (first in 2020)
Copa América
Appearances10 (first in 1993)
Best resultRunners-up (1993, 2001)
Central American and Caribbean Games
Appearances2 (first in 1935)
Best resultChampions (1935, 1938)
Confederations Cup
Appearances7 (first in 1995)
Best resultChampions (1999)

The Mexico national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de México) represents Mexico in international football and is governed by the Mexican Football Federation (Spanish: Federación Mexicana de Fútbol). It competes as a member of CONCACAF, which encompasses the countries of North and Central America, and the Caribbean. The team plays its home games at the Estadio Azteca.

Mexico has qualified to sixteen World Cups and has qualified consecutively since 1994, making it one of six countries to do so. The Mexico national team, along with Brazil are the only two nations to make it out of the group stage over the last seven World Cups.[3] Mexico played France in the first match of the first World Cup on 13 July 1930. Mexico's best progression in World Cups has been reaching the quarter-finals in both the 1970 and 1986 World Cups, both of which were staged on Mexican soil.

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. 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[4] and the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5] Mexico is also the only team from CONCACAF to have won an official FIFA competition, winning the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup. Although Mexico is under the jurisdiction of CONCACAF, the national team was regularly invited to compete in the Copa América from 1993 to 2016, finishing runner-up twice – in 1993 and 2001 – and obtaining the third-place medal on three occasions.

History

Early years

Football in Mexico was first organized in the early 20th century by European immigrant groups, notably miners from Cornwall, England, and in later years Spanish exiles fleeing the Spanish Civil War.

Mexico's first match was played against Guatemala, which Mexico won 3–2.[6] A series of international friendlies were played against the national representation of Guatemala on 9, 12 and 16 December 1923. The match on 9 December was played in Parque España which Mexico won 2–1. 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.[7] The manager for this team was Rafael Garza Gutiérrez.[7]

It would be another four years before the national team would be represented in international friendlies. On 19 June 1927, Mexico faced Spain, drawing 3–3. During this series, the squad also played against the Uruguayan club Nacional de Montevideo, losing 1–3.[6]

Formation

The Mexico national team before the first ever World Cup game against France in 1930
The Mexico national team before the first ever World Cup game against France in 1930

In 1927, the official governing body of football in Mexico was founded. The 1928 Summer Olympics was Mexico's first international tournament, where Mexico lost to Spain 1–7 in the round of 16.[8]

Mexico participated in the 1930 FIFA World Cup in Uruguay, grouped with Argentina, Chile, and France. Mexico's first match was a 4–1 loss to France, with Mexico's first World Cup goal by Juan Carreño.[9] In their second match, Mexico fell to Chile 3–0. Mexico's third match, against Argentina, featured the first penalty of the tournament, scored by Mexico's Manuel Rosas.[10]

Post-WWII

Mexico v Argentina in Los Angeles, 1985
Mexico v Argentina in Los Angeles, 1985

Mexico did not appear again in a FIFA World Cup tournament until the 1950 World Cup. Before 1970, Mexico struggled to make much of an impact in the World Cup. It was by far the strongest team in the North American Football Confederation and its successor, CONCACAF, but found it difficult to compete against European and South American teams. However, goalkeeper Antonio Carbajal has the distinction of being the first player ever to appear in five consecutive World Cups.[11]

In 1965, Mexico won the 1965 CONCACAF Championship to become continental champions for the first time.

In 1970, Mexico hosted the World Cup and kicked off their campaign with a scoreless draw against the Soviet Union. This was followed by a 4–0 win over El Salvador. Mexico advanced to the next round with a victory against Belgium. At the quarter-finals stage, Mexico was eliminated by Italy, losing 4–1.

Mexico failed to qualify for the 1974 World Cup, but did make it into the 1978 finals. Mexico suffered an early exit after three defeats: 0–6 against West Germany, 1–3 against Tunisia, and 1–3 to Poland. Mexico failed to qualify for the 1982 World Cup.

In 1986, Mexico again hosted the World Cup. Coached by Bora Milutinović, Mexico was placed in Group B where they defeated Belgium 2–1, drew 1–1 with Paraguay, and defeated Iraq 1–0. With this performance, Mexico won the top spot in its group, and advanced to the next round where they defeated Bulgaria 2–0. In the quarter-finals stage, Mexico lost to West Germany 1–4 in a penalty shootout after the match finished 0–0.

1990s

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. The punishment was applied to all Mexico national representatives of all FIFA-sanctioned tournaments.[12]

In the 1990s, after hiring coach César Luis Menotti, Mexican football began experiencing greater international success. In the 1993 Copa América they finished second, losing to Argentina 2–1 in the final.

At the 1994 FIFA World Cup, Mexico won its group on tiebreakers, emerging from a group composed of Italy, Ireland, and Norway. However, Mexico lost in the second round to Bulgaria on penalty kicks.

At the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Mexico was placed in a group with the Netherlands, South Korea and Belgium. Mexico won their opening fixture 3–1 against South Korea. Mexico tied Belgium 2–2, and against the Netherlands earned another 2–2 draw, qualifying for the round of 16. In that round, Mexico lost 2–1 to Germany.

In 1999, Mexico won its first official FIFA tournament by becoming the first host nation to win the FIFA Confederations Cup. Mexico defeated the United States 1–0 in the semifinals, and 1998 World Cup runners-up Brazil 4–3 in the final.[13]

Twenty-first century

2000s

Mexico was placed in Group G at the 2002 World Cup alongside Italy, Croatia, and Ecuador. Mexico started with a 1–0 win over Croatia. In the second match, Mexico earned a 2–1 win over Ecuador. Mexico then achieved a 1–1 draw against Italy. In the round of 16, Mexico played rivals United States, losing 2–0.

Mexico against Argentina at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
Mexico against Argentina at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Mexico was one of eight seeded teams at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. Mexico was in Group D with Iran, Angola and Portugal. Mexico won their opening match 3–1 against Iran. In their second match, Mexico played to a 0–0 draw against Angola. Mexico reached the round-of-16, despite losing to Portugal 2–1. Mexico saw another round of 16 loss, this time to Argentina, 2–1. Mexico's coach Ricardo Lavolpe stepped down after the tournament, and was succeeded by Hugo Sánchez.

After losing the final match of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup 1–2 against the United States, Mexico successfully rebounded at the 2007 Copa América. Beginning by beating Brazil 2–0, they then defeated Ecuador and tied with Chile to come first in Group B. In the quarter-finals, Mexico beat Paraguay 6–0, but lost in the semi-finals 3–0 to Argentina. Mexico secured third place against Uruguay, winning 3–1.

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]

2010s

Cuauhtémoc Blanco converting his penalty kick against France at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Cuauhtémoc Blanco converting his penalty kick against France at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Mexico qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where they were drawn into Group A alongside host South Africa, France and Uruguay. They drew 1–1 against South Africa, defeated France 2–0, and lost 1–0 to Uruguay, and advanced to the round of 16, where they were eliminated following a 1–3 defeat to Argentina.

The 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup saw Mexico win their group with three wins and no losses. During the tournament, however, five players tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol and were suspended from the competition.[15] Mexico beat Guatemala in the quarter-finals 2–1, and beat Honduras 2–0. For the third-straight year, the final would be contested between Mexico and the United States; Mexico won the match 4–2,[16] and qualified for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, where they were eliminated at the group stage.

Mexico placed second in their group at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and advanced to the semifinals and faced Panama.[17] Mexico lost the match 2–1, their second defeat to Panama in the competition after losing to them in the group stage. The two losses to Panama were the first two times Panama had ever defeated Mexico in a Gold Cup match.[18]

Mexico won only two of ten matches during the fourth round of 2014 World Cup qualifying, but qualified for an intercontinental play-off as the fourth-highest placed team in the CONCACAF region.[19] They defeated New Zealand 9–3 on aggregate to qualify for a sixth consecutive World Cup.[19] The team reached the round of 16 where they were defeated 2–1 by the Netherlands.[20]

At the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Mexico was drawn into Group C along with Triniad and Tobago, Cuba and Guatemala. The team placed second in the group, and won the quarterfinal match against Costa Rica and semifinal against Panama, both under controversial circumstances.[21][22][23] Mexico won the Gold Cup after defeating Jamaica 3–1 in the final.[24] Two days after the final, Miguel Herrera was released as coach of the national team after an alleged physical altercation with TV Azteca announcer Christian Martinoli.[25] On 10 October, Mexico defeated the United States 3–2 to win the inaugural edition of the CONCACAF Cup, thus earning qualification to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.[26] The following month, Juan Carlos Osorio was hired as Mexico's 16th manager, replacing interim manager Ricardo Ferretti.[27]

Mexico entered the Copa América Centenario, hosted in the United States, on a 13-match unbeaten streak that began in July 2015.[28] El Tri placed first in Group C, winning 3–1 over Uruguay and 2–0 over Jamaica, and drawing 1–1 with Venezuela.[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.[30] After the match, manager Osorio apologized to Mexico's fans for what he described as an "embarrassment, an accident of football".[31]

At the 2017 Confederations Cup, Mexico was drawn into Group A along with Portugal, New Zealand, and hosts Russia. El Tri advanced as runners-up of the group, and lost 4–1 to Germany in the semi-finals.[32] Mexico finished fourth in the tournament, losing 2–1 to Portugal in the third-place match.[33]

Mexico lining up prior to the group stage match against South Korea at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Mexico lining up prior to the group stage match against South Korea at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

In their opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Mexico defeated defending champion Germany, thanks to a sole goal from Hirving Lozano, for the first time in a World Cup match.[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.[38] Despite the loss, Mexico qualified to the round of 16 for the seventh-consecutive tournament.[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.[42] On 28 July, Juan Carlos Osorio left as head coach on the expiry of his contract.[43]

In January 2019, Gerardo Martino was appointed as Mexico's new head coach, becoming the third Argentine to coach the national team.[44] In that year's Gold Cup tournament, they won all three group stage matches, defeated Costa Rica in penalties 5–4 following a 1–1 draw in the quarter-final and won against Haiti in the semi-final. Mexico won the Gold Cup after defeating the United States 1–0 in the final.[45]

2020s

Mexico will play Costa Rica in the 2020 CONCACAF Nations League Finals. In the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Mexico will play against El Salvador, Curaçao and the winner of the preliminary match 9 in Group A.

Home stadium

Azteca Stadium is the home of the Mexico national team.
Azteca Stadium is the home of the Mexico national team.

The Estadio Azteca, also known in Spanish as "El Coloso de Santa Úrsula", was built in 1966. It is the official home stadium of the Mexico national team, as well as the Mexican club team Club América. It has a capacity of 87,000 seats (after renovation works)[46] making it the largest football-specific stadium in the Americas and the third largest stadium in the world for that sport. The stadium hosted the FIFA World Cup Final in 1970 and 1986.

Friendly matches hosted by the Mexico national team often take place in stadiums across the United States as well as throughout Mexico, including the Azteca.

Team image

Kits and crest

The Mexico national team traditionally utilizes a tricolor system, composed of green shirts, white shorts and red socks, which originate from the national flag of Mexico, known as the tricolor.[47] Until the mid-1950s, Mexico wore a predominantly maroon kit, with black or dark blue shorts.

In 2015, Adidas released a new all-black color scheme for Mexico's home kit. Green, white and red remain as accent colors.[48]

In 2017, the Mexico national team's jerseys were updated to reflect their Spanish names correctly spelled, with the diacritic mark.[49]

Kit suppliers

Kit supplier Period Notes
Levi's 1978–1979 [50]
Pony 1980–1983
Adidas 1984–1990 [51]
Umbro 1991–1994 [52]
ABA Sport 1995–1998 [53]
Garcis 1999–2000 [54]
Atletica 2000–2002 [55]
Nike 2003–2006 [56]
Adidas 2007–present [57]

Rivalry with United States national team

Mexico and the United States are widely considered as the two top teams in CONCACAF. Matches between the two nations often attracts media attention, public interest and discourse in both countries. Although the first match was played in 1934, their rivalry was not considered major until the late 1990s, when the USA emerged as a solid international side. On 15 August 2012, the United States defeated Mexico at Estadio Azteca in the first victory for the U.S. against Mexico on Mexican soil in 75 years.[58]

Since their first meeting in 1934, the two teams have met 67 times, with Mexico leading the overall series 36–19–15 (W–L–D), outscoring the U.S. 138–79. However, since the 1990s, the series has become much more competitive, largely due to the rapid growth of football in the United States. In the 2000s, Mexico continued to hold an edge over their arch-rivals but the series favored the U.S. 13–9–6 (W–L–D). Since 2011, however, the rivalry has been marked by Mexican dominance, with the Mexicans defeating the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final in 2011 and 2017, the CONCACAF Cup in 2015, and even winning on American soil for the first time since 1980.

Media coverage

All of Mexico's matches are shown live on over-the-air networks Televisa and TV Azteca in Mexico. In the United States all of Mexico's international friendlies and home World Cup qualifiers are shown on Spanish language network Univision while away World Cup qualifiers are shown on Telemundo.[59][60] On 30 January 2013, English language network ESPN and Univision announced an agreement to telecast the Mexico national team home World Cup qualifiers and international friendly matches in English in the United States.[61]

Supporters

Mexico's fans at 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
Mexico's fans at 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

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. Due to the homophobic meaning of the word puto in Mexican Spanish (a vulgar term for a male prostitute), the chant received negative attention in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Amid an investigation conducted on the subject by FIFA authorities, Mexico's fans defended the chant by claiming that it was traditionally used in the Liga MX.[62] On 23 June 2014, FIFA dropped the case against Mexico, concluding that the chant "was not considered insulting in the specific context." Nonetheless, Football Against Racism in Europe, a leading anti-discrimination organization, criticized FIFA's ruling as "disappointing."[63]

Coaching staff

As of 7 January 2019[64]
Position Name
Manager Argentina Gerardo Martino
Assistant Manager Argentina Jorge Theiler
Assistant Manager Argentina Norberto Scoponi
Assistant Manager Argentina Sergio Giovagnoli
Goalkeeping Coach Argentina Gustavo Piñero
Fitness Coach Argentina Juan Manuel Alfano
Fitness Coach Argentina Rodolfo Paladini

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the friendly matches against Wales and Costa Rica on 27 and 30 March 2021 respectively.[65]
Caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2021, after the match against Costa Rica. Including only official FIFA caps.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Alfredo Talavera (1982-09-18) 18 September 1982 (age 38) 30 0 Mexico UNAM
12 1GK Jonathan Orozco (1986-05-12) 12 May 1986 (age 34) 9 0 Mexico Tijuana
13 1GK Guillermo Ochoa (1985-07-13) 13 July 1985 (age 35) 111 0 Mexico América
24 1GK Hugo González (1990-08-01) 1 August 1990 (age 30) 5 0 Mexico Monterrey

3 2DF Carlos Salcedo (1993-09-29) 29 September 1993 (age 27) 39 1 Mexico UANL
8 2DF Jorge Sánchez (1997-12-10) 10 December 1997 (age 23) 12 0 Mexico América
15 2DF Héctor Moreno (1988-01-17) 17 January 1988 (age 33) 109 4 Qatar Al-Gharafa
19 2DF César Montes (1997-02-24) 24 February 1997 (age 24) 13 0 Mexico Monterrey
20 2DF Gerardo Arteaga (1998-09-07) 7 September 1998 (age 22) 7 0 Belgium Genk
21 2DF Luis Rodríguez (1991-01-21) 21 January 1991 (age 30) 23 1 Mexico UANL
23 2DF Jesús Gallardo (1994-08-15) 15 August 1994 (age 26) 50 0 Mexico Monterrey

4 3MF Edson Álvarez (1997-10-24) 24 October 1997 (age 23) 35 2 Netherlands Ajax
5 3MF Luis Romo (1995-06-05) 5 June 1995 (age 25) 6 0 Mexico Cruz Azul
6 3MF Jonathan dos Santos (1990-04-26) 26 April 1990 (age 30) 51 3 United States LA Galaxy
7 3MF Orbelín Pineda (1996-04-24) 24 April 1996 (age 24) 27 2 Mexico Cruz Azul
11 3MF Diego Lainez (2000-06-09) 9 June 2000 (age 20) 9 1 Spain Betis
14 3MF Érick Gutiérrez (1995-06-15) 15 June 1995 (age 25) 20 1 Netherlands PSV
16 3MF Héctor Herrera (1990-04-19) 19 April 1990 (age 30) 78 6 Spain Atlético Madrid
18 3MF Andrés Guardado (Captain) (1986-09-28) 28 September 1986 (age 34) 165 28 Spain Betis

10 4FW Rodolfo Pizarro (1994-02-15) 15 February 1994 (age 27) 31 5 United States Inter Miami
17 4FW Jesús Corona (1993-01-06) 6 January 1993 (age 28) 47 8 Portugal Porto
22 4FW Hirving Lozano (1995-07-30) 30 July 1995 (age 25) 43 12 Italy Napoli
26 4FW Efraín Álvarez (2002-06-19) 19 June 2002 (age 18) 1 0 United States LA Galaxy

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Rodolfo Cota (1987-07-03) 3 July 1987 (age 33) 4 0 Mexico León v.  Japan, 17 November 2020

DF Néstor Araujo (1991-08-29) 29 August 1991 (age 29) 41 3 Spain Celta Vigo v.  Wales, 27 March 2021 INJ
DF Gilberto Sepúlveda (1999-02-04) 4 February 1999 (age 22) 2 0 Mexico Guadalajara v.  Japan, 17 November 2020
DF Alejandro Gómez (2002-01-31) 31 January 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Portugal Boavista v.  Algeria, 13 October 2020
DF Miguel Layún (1988-06-25) 25 June 1988 (age 32) 72 6 Mexico Monterrey v.  Guatemala, 30 September 2020
DF Johan Vásquez (1998-10-22) 22 October 1998 (age 22) 1 0 Mexico UNAM v.  Guatemala, 30 September 2020

MF Roberto Alvarado (1998-09-07) 7 September 1998 (age 22) 20 3 Mexico Cruz Azul v.  Japan, 17 November 2020
MF Uriel Antuna (1997-08-21) 21 August 1997 (age 23) 16 8 Mexico Guadalajara v.  Japan, 17 November 2020
MF Carlos Rodríguez (1997-01-03) 3 January 1997 (age 24) 16 0 Mexico Monterrey v.  Japan, 17 November 2020
MF Sebastián Córdova (1997-06-12) 12 June 1997 (age 23) 6 2 Mexico América v.  Japan, 17 November 2020
MF Érick Aguirre (1997-02-23) 23 February 1997 (age 24) 8 0 Mexico Pachuca v.  South Korea, 14 November 2020 COV
MF Omar Govea (1996-01-18) 18 January 1996 (age 25) 4 0 Belgium Zulte Waregem v.  Algeria, 13 October 2020
MF Fernando Beltrán (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 22) 1 0 Mexico Guadalajara v.  Guatemala, 30 September 2020
MF Luis Chávez (1996-01-15) 15 January 1996 (age 25) 0 0 Mexico Pachuca v.  Guatemala, 30 September 2020
MF José Iván Rodríguez (1996-06-17) 17 June 1996 (age 24) 2 0 Mexico León v.  Guatemala, 30 September 2020 INJ
MF Mauro Lainez (1996-05-09) 9 May 1996 (age 24) 0 0 Mexico América Training Camp, 16–23 September 2020

FW Alan Pulido (1991-03-08) 8 March 1991 (age 30) 14 5 United States Sporting Kansas City v.  Wales, 27 March 2021 INJ
FW Henry Martín (1992-11-18) 18 November 1992 (age 28) 8 2 Mexico América v.  Wales, 27 March 2021 INJ
FW Raúl Jiménez (1991-05-05) 5 May 1991 (age 29) 86 27 England Wolverhampton Wanderers v.  Japan, 17 November 2020
FW Alexis Vega (1997-11-25) 25 November 1997 (age 23) 7 1 Mexico Guadalajara v.  Guatemala, 30 September 2020
FW José Juan Macías (1999-09-22) 22 September 1999 (age 21) 5 4 Mexico Guadalajara v.  Guatemala, 30 September 2020
FW Santiago Giménez (2001-04-18) 18 April 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Mexico Cruz Azul v.  Guatemala, 30 September 2020

COV Player withdrew due to COVID-19.
INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
WD Player withdrew for personal reasons.

Results and fixtures

The following matches have been played within the past 12 months.

  Win   Draw   Loss

2020

30 September Friendly Mexico  3–0  Guatemala Mexico City, Mexico
21:00 (UTC−5)
Report Stadium: Estadio Azteca
Referee: Fernando Hernández Gómez (Mexico)
17 November Friendly Japan  0–2  Mexico Graz, Austria
14:00 (UTC−6) Report
Stadium: Merkur-Arena
Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (Austria)

2021

27 March Friendly Wales  1–0  Mexico Cardiff, Wales
14:00 (UTC−6)
Report Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ian McNabb (Northern Ireland)
30 March Friendly Costa Rica  0–1  Mexico Wiener Neustadt, Austria
14:00 (UTC−6) Report
Stadium: Stadion Wiener Neustadt
Attendance: 0
Referee: Christian-Petru Ciochirca (Austria)
July 2021 CONCACAF Gold
Cup
Mexico  v TBD TBD
Stadium: TBD
July 2021 CONCACAF Gold
Cup
Mexico  v TBD TBD
Stadium: TBD
July 2021 CONCACAF Gold
Cup
TBD v  Mexico TBD
Stadium: TBD

2022

Player records

As of 27 March 2021[66]
Players in bold are still active with Mexico.

Most capped players

Claudio Suárez is the most capped player in the history of Mexico with 177 caps.
Claudio Suárez is the most capped player in the history of Mexico with 177 caps.
# Name Caps Goals Career
1 Claudio Suárez 177 7 1992–2006
2 Andrés Guardado 165 28 2005–0000
3 Rafael Márquez 147 17 1997–2018
4 Pável Pardo 146 11 1996–2009
Gerardo Torrado 6 1999–2013
6 Jorge Campos 130 0 1991–2004
7 Carlos Salcido 124 10 2004–2014
8 Ramón Ramírez 121 15 1991–2000
9 Cuauhtémoc Blanco 120 39 1995–2014
10 Guillermo Ochoa 111 0 2005–0000

Top goalscorers

Javier Hernández is Mexico's all-time top scorer with 52 goals.
Javier Hernández is Mexico's all-time top scorer with 52 goals.
# Player Goals Caps Average Career
1 Javier Hernández (list) 52 109 0.48 2009–0000
2 Jared Borgetti (list) 46 89 0.52 1997–2008
3 Cuauhtémoc Blanco 39 120 0.33 1995–2014
4 Luis Hernández 35 85 0.41 1995–2002
Carlos Hermosillo 35 90 0.39 1984–1997
6 Enrique Borja 31 65 0.48 1966–1975
7 Luís Roberto Alves 30 84 0.36 1988–2001
8 Hugo Sánchez 29 58 0.5 1977–1998
Luis Flores 29 62 0.47 1983–1993
Luis García 29 78 0.37 1991–1999

Competitive record

For the all-time record of the national team against opposing nations, see the team's all-time record page.

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Group stage 13th 3 0 0 3 4 13 Squad  –  –  –  –  –  –
Italy 1934 Did not qualify 4 3 0 1 14 7
France 1938 Withdrew
Brazil 1950 Group stage 12th 3 0 0 3 2 10 Squad 4 4 0 0 17 2
Switzerland 1954 13th 2 0 0 2 2 8 Squad 4 4 0 0 19 1
Sweden 1958 16th 3 0 1 2 1 8 Squad 6 5 1 0 21 3
Chile 1962 11th 3 1 0 2 3 4 Squad 8 4 3 1 18 5
England 1966 12th 3 0 2 1 1 3 Squad 8 6 2 0 20 4
Mexico 1970 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 1 1 6 4 Squad Qualified as hosts
West Germany 1974 Did not qualify 9 6 2 1 18 8
Argentina 1978 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 2 12 Squad 9 6 2 1 23 6
Spain 1982 Did not qualify 9 2 5 2 14 8
Mexico 1986 Quarter-finals 6th 5 3 2 0 6 2 Squad Qualified as hosts
Italy 1990 Banned Disqualified
United States 1994 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1 4 4 Squad 12 9 1 2 38 8
France 1998 13th 4 1 2 1 8 7 Squad 16 8 6 2 37 13
South Korea Japan 2002 11th 4 2 1 1 4 4 Squad 16 9 3 4 33 11
Germany 2006 15th 4 1 1 2 5 5 Squad 18 15 1 2 69 10
South Africa 2010 14th 4 1 1 2 4 5 Squad 18 11 2 5 36 18
Brazil 2014 10th 4 2 1 1 5 3 Squad 18 10 5 3 31 14
Russia 2018 12th 4 2 0 2 3 6 Squad 16 11 4 1 29 8
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
Canada Mexico United States 2026 Qualified as co-host Qualified as co-host[67]
Total Quarter-finals 16/21 57 16 14 27 60 98 175 113 37 25 437 126

CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup

CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
El Salvador 1963 Group stage 7th 3 1 1 1 9 2 Squad Qualified automatically
Guatemala 1965 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 13 2 Squad Automatically entered
Honduras 1967 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 10 1 Squad Qualified as defending champions
Costa Rica 1969 Fourth place 4th 5 1 2 2 4 5 Squad 2 1 0 1 4 2
Trinidad and Tobago 1971 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 6 1 Squad 2 2 0 0 6 0
Haiti 1973 Third place 3rd 5 2 2 1 10 5 Squad 4 4 0 0 8 3
Mexico 1977 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 20 5 Squad 4 1 2 1 3 1
Honduras 1981 Third place 3rd 5 1 3 1 6 3 Squad 4 1 2 1 8 5
1985 Withdrew to host the 1986 FIFA World Cup Withdrew
1989 Banned Banned
United States 1991 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 10 5 Squad Qualified automatically
Mexico United States 1993 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 28 2 Squad Qualified automatically
United States 1996 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 9 0 Squad Qualified automatically
United States 1998 1st 4 4 0 0 8 2 Squad Qualified automatically
United States 2000 Quarter-finals 7th 3 1 1 1 6 3 Squad Qualified automatically
United States 2002 5th 3 2 1 0 4 1 Squad Qualified automatically
Mexico United States 2003 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 9 0 Squad Qualified automatically
United States 2005 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 0 2 7 4 Squad Qualified automatically
United States 2007 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 7 5 Squad Qualified automatically
United States 2009 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 15 2 Squad Qualified automatically
United States 2011 1st 6 6 0 0 22 4 Squad Qualified automatically
United States 2013 Semi-finals 3rd 5 3 0 2 8 5 Squad Qualified automatically
Canada United States 2015 Champions 1st 6 4 2 0 16 6 Squad Qualified automatically
United States 2017 Semi-finals 3rd 5 3 1 1 6 2 Squad Qualified automatically
United States Costa Rica Jamaica 2019 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 16 4 Squad Qualified automatically
2021 Qualified 4 4 0 0 13 3
Total 11 titles 23/25 111 76 20 15 249 69 20 13 4 3 42 14

CONCACAF Nations League

CONCACAF Nations League record
Year Division Group Pld W D* L GF GA P/R RK
United States 2019−20 A B 4 4 0 0 13 3 Same position TBD
2022–23 A To be determined
Total 4 4 0 0 13 3

Copa América

Copa América record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
Ecuador 1993 Runners-up 2nd 6 2 2 2 8 7 Squad
Uruguay 1995 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 2 1 5 4 Squad
Bolivia 1997 Semi-finals 3rd 6 2 2 2 8 9 Squad
Paraguay 1999 Semi-finals 3rd 6 3 1 2 10 9 Squad
Colombia 2001 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 1 2 7 5 Squad
Peru 2004 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 1 1 5 7 Squad
Venezuela 2007 Semi-finals 3rd 6 4 1 1 13 5 Squad
Argentina 2011 Group stage 12th 3 0 0 3 1 4 Squad
Chile 2015 11th 3 0 2 1 4 5 Squad
United States 2016 Quarter-finals 7th 4 2 1 1 6 9 Squad
Brazil 2019 Were not invited
Argentina Colombia 2021
Total Runners-up 10/12 48 19 13 16 67 64

FIFA Confederations Cup

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did not qualify
Saudi Arabia 1995 Third place 3rd 3 1 2 0 4 2 Squad
Saudi Arabia 1997 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 8 6 Squad
Mexico 1999 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 13 6 Squad
South KoreaJapan 2001 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 1 8 Squad
France 2003 Did not qualify
Germany 2005 Fourth place 4th 5 2 2 1 7 6 Squad
South Africa 2009 Did not qualify
Brazil 2013 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 3 5 Squad
Russia 2017 Fourth place 4th 5 2 1 2 8 10 Squad
Total 1 title 7/10 27 11 6 10 44 43

Olympic Games

Olympic Games record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
Netherlands 1928 First round 14th 2 0 0 2 2 10 Squad
Germany 1936 Did not enter
United Kingdom 1948 First round 11th 1 0 0 1 3 5 Squad
Finland 1952 Did not qualify
Australia 1956
Italy 1960
Japan 1964 Group stage 11th 3 0 1 2 2 6 Squad
Mexico 1968 Fourth place 4th 5 3 0 2 10 7 Squad
West Germany 1972 Second group stage 7th 6 2 1 3 4 14 Squad
Canada 1976 Group stage 9th 3 0 2 1 4 7 Squad
Soviet Union 1980 Did not qualify
United States 1984
South Korea 1988 Banned
Since 1992 See Mexico national under-23 football team
Total Fourth place 6/13 20 5 4 11 25 49

Honours

Major competitions

Minor competitions

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Along with Germany, Brazil, Italy, Argentina, France, Spain, and Uruguay

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