Mexico national football team

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Mexico
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) El Tricolor
El Tri
La Verde
Association Mexican Federation of Association Football (FMF)
Confederation CONCACAF
Head coach Miguel Herrera
Captain Andres Guardado
Most caps Claudio Suárez (178)
Top scorer Jared Borgetti (46)
Home stadium Estadio Azteca
FIFA code MEX
FIFA ranking 20 Steady (18 December 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 4 (February–June 1998, May–June 2006)
Lowest FIFA ranking 33 (July 2009)
Elo ranking 11 (9 July 2014)
Highest Elo ranking 5 (July 2011)
Lowest Elo ranking 47 (February 1979)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Guatemala 2–3 Mexico Mexico
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 1 January 1923)
Biggest win
Mexico Mexico 13–0 Bahamas 
(Toluca, Mexico; 28 April 1987)
Biggest defeat
 England 8–0 Mexico Mexico
(London, England; 10 May 1961)
World Cup
Appearances 15 (First in 1930)
Best result Quarter-finals, 1970 and 1986
CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup
Appearances 20 (First in 1963)
Best result Champions, 1965, 1971, 1977, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009 and 2011
Copa América
Appearances 8 (First in 1993)
Best result Runners-up, 1993 and 2001
Confederations Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1995)
Best result Champions, 1999

The Mexico national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de México) represents Mexico in association football and is governed by the Mexican Federation of Association Football (FMF), the governing body for football in Mexico. Mexico's home stadium is the Estadio Azteca and their head coach is Miguel Herrera. The team is currently ranked 16th in the FIFA World Rankings[2] and 11th in the World Football Elo Ratings.[3]

Mexico has qualified to fifteen World Cups and has qualified consecutively since 1994, making it one of six countries to do so. The Mexican national team, along with Brazil and Germany, are the only nations to make it out of the group stage over the last six World Cups. Mexico played France in the very first match of the first World Cup on 13 July 1930. Mexico's best progression was 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, holding nine CONCACAF championships, including six CONCACAF Gold Cups, one North American Nations Cup and three NAFC Championships. Mexico is the only team from CONCACAF to have won an official FIFA competition, the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup. Although Mexico is under the jurisdiction of CONCACAF, the national football team has been regularly invited to compete in the Copa América since 1993 finishing as runner-up twice 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 the Mexican team won 3–2.[4] 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.[5] The manager for this team was Rafael Garza Gutiérrez.[5]

It would be another four years before the national team would be represented in international friendlies. On 19 June 1927, the Mexican squad faced Spain, drawing 3–3. During this series, the squad also played against the Uruguayan club Nacional de Montevideo, losing 1–3.[4]

Formation

The Mexican national team before the first ever World Cup game v. France in 1930.

In 1927, the official governing body of the sport 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.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

Post-WWII

Mexico did not appear again in a FIFA World Cup tournament until the 1950 FIFA World Cup. Before 1970, Mexico struggled to make much of an impact in the World Cup when competing 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.[9]

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 win over El Salvador (4–0). Mexico advanced to the next round with a victory against Belgium. At the quarter-finals stage, Mexico was eliminated by Italy in a 4–1 match.

Mexico failed to qualify for the 1974 FIFA 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 Mexican national representatives of all FIFA-sanctioned tournaments.

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 the next round, Mexico lost 2–1 to Germany.

In 1999, Mexico became the first host nation to win the FIFA Confederations Cup.[citation needed] Mexico defeated the United States 1–0 in the semi-finals. Mexico won its first official FIFA tournament by beating Brazil 4–3 in the final.

Twenty-first century

2000s

Mexico was placed in 2002 FIFA World Cup – Group G 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 second round Mexico played rivals United States, losing 2–0.

Mexico v. Argentina at the 2006 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. In the second round, Mexico lost 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.

Mexico vs France at the 2010 World Cup

2010 World Cup

For the 2010 World Cup, Mexico was drawn into Group A along with the host South Africa, France and Uruguay. In the first match, they drew 1–1 against South Africa. The second match they defeated France 2–0. Their last group game Mexico were defeated by Uruguay 1–0, but still advanced to the round-of-16. In the second round, Mexico faced Argentina. As a result of their 1–3 defeat, the Mexican team was eliminated in the round-of-16 for the fifth straight World Cup.

2014 World Cup cycle

The 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup saw Mexico win the group with three wins and no losses. During the tournament, five Mexican players tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol and were suspended.[10] Mexico beat Guatemala in the quarter-finals 2–1, and beat Honduras 2–0. For the third-straight year, the final was against the United States. Mexico won the match 4–2, thus being crowned champions, and earning a spot in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, where they were eliminated at the group stage.

Mexico went 2–1 in the group stages of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, losing to Panama. Mexico then defeated Trinidad and Tobago 1–0 in the quarter-final match, before facing Panama again in the semi-final.[11] Mexico lost the semi-final match, 2–1. The two losses to Panama were the first two times Panama had ever defeated Mexico in a Gold Cup match.[12]

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.[13] They defeated New Zealand 9–3 on aggregate to qualify for a sixth consecutive World Cup.[13]

Home stadium

Azteca Stadium is the home to the Mexican national team
Main article: Estadio Azteca

The Estadio Azteca, (Aztec Stadium in English), also known in Spanish as "El Coloso de Santa Úrsula" is a stadium in Mexico City, Mexico built in the 1960s. It is the official home stadium of the Mexico national football team and the Mexican club team Club América. It has a capacity of 105,000 seats,[14] making it the largest association football-specific stadium in the Americas and the third largest stadium in the world for that sport. The stadium has held many important sporting events, including hosting the FIFA World Cup final in 1970 and again in 1986.

Team image

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.[15][16] On 30 January 2013, English language network ESPN and Univision announced and agreement to telecast the Mexico national team home World Cup qualifiers and international friendly matches in English in the United States.[17]

Supporters

Mexican 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 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, Mexican fans defended the chant by claiming that it was traditionally used in the Liga MX.[18] 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."[19]

Kit

The Mexican national team utilizes a tricolor system, composed of green, white and red, which originate from the national flag of Mexico, known as the tricolor. Socks are usually red.[20]

The current shirt has two red trims on the shirt near the shoulders; current away colors are all black with red and gold trim. In current kit, the socks are red.[21]

Results and fixtures

2014

2015


Players

Current squad

The following players were selected for the friendly matches against Netherlands on 12 November and Belarus on 18 November 2014.[26]
Caps and goals updated as of 18 November 2014, after the game against Belarus.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Alfredo Talavera (1982-09-18) 18 September 1982 (age 32) 16 0 Mexico Toluca
13 1GK Guillermo Ochoa (1985-07-13) 13 July 1985 (age 29) 66 0 Spain Málaga
2 2DF Julio Domínguez (1987-11-08) 8 November 1987 (age 27) 8 0 Mexico Cruz Azul
3 2DF Oswaldo Alanís (1989-03-18) 18 March 1989 (age 25) 4 1 Mexico Santos Laguna
4 2DF Miguel Ángel Herrera (1989-04-03) 3 April 1989 (age 25) 3 0 Mexico Pachuca
5 2DF Diego Reyes (1992-09-19) 19 September 1992 (age 22) 17 0 Portugal Porto
16 2DF Miguel Ponce (1989-04-12) 12 April 1989 (age 25) 12 1 Mexico Guadalajara
17 2DF Luis Venegas (1984-06-21) 21 June 1984 (age 30) 3 0 Mexico Atlas
19 2DF Adrián Aldrete (1988-06-14) 14 June 1988 (age 26) 15 0 Mexico Santos Laguna
20 2DF George Corral (1990-07-18) 18 July 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Mexico Querétaro
21 2DF Hugo Rodríguez (1990-06-08) 8 June 1990 (age 24) 2 0 Mexico Pachuca
22 2DF Paul Aguilar (1986-03-06) 6 March 1986 (age 28) 38 3 Mexico América
6 3MF Héctor Herrera (1990-04-19) 19 April 1990 (age 24) 23 0 Portugal Porto
7 3MF Jesús Manuel Corona (1993-01-06) 6 January 1993 (age 21) 2 0 Netherlands Twente
8 3MF Jonathan dos Santos (1990-04-26) 26 April 1990 (age 24) 8 0 Spain Villarreal
15 3MF Arturo González (1994-09-05) 5 September 1994 (age 20) 3 0 Mexico Atlas
18 3MF Andrés Guardado (1986-09-28) 28 September 1986 (age 28) 112 15 Netherlands PSV
23 3MF José Juan Vázquez (1988-03-14) 14 March 1988 (age 26) 10 0 Mexico León
9 4FW Raúl Jiménez (1991-05-05) 5 May 1991 (age 23) 27 6 Spain Atlético Madrid
10 4FW Giovani dos Santos (1989-05-11) 11 May 1989 (age 25) 83 15 Spain Villarreal
11 4FW Carlos Vela (1989-03-01) 1 March 1989 (age 25) 37 11 Spain Real Sociedad
14 4FW Javier Hernández (1988-06-01) 1 June 1988 (age 26) 70 38 Spain Real Madrid

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Mexico squad within last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Moisés Muñoz (1980-02-01) 1 February 1980 (age 34) 13 0 Mexico América v.  Bolivia, 9 September 2014
GK José de Jesús Corona (1981-01-26) 26 January 1981 (age 33) 34 0 Mexico Cruz Azul 2014 FIFA World Cup
DF Enrique Pérez (1988-10-13) 13 October 1988 (age 26) 4 0 Mexico Atlas v.  Netherlands, 12 November 2014 (Injury)
DF Jorge Torres Nilo (1988-01-16) 16 January 1988 (age 26) 38 1 Mexico UANL v.  Panama, 12 October 2014
DF Miguel Layún (1988-06-25) 25 June 1988 (age 26) 22 3 Mexico América v.  Panama, 12 October 2014
DF Hugo Ayala (1987-03-31) 31 March 1987 (age 27) 14 0 Mexico UANL v.  Panama, 12 October 2014
DF Francisco Javier Rodríguez (1981-10-20) 20 October 1981 (age 33) 98 1 Mexico Cruz Azul v.  Bolivia, 9 September 2014
DF Rafael Márquez (1979-02-13) 13 February 1979 (age 35) 124 15 Italy Verona 2014 FIFA World Cup
DF Héctor Moreno (1988-01-17) 17 January 1988 (age 26) 57 1 Spain Espanyol 2014 FIFA World Cup
DF Juan Carlos Valenzuela (1984-03-15) 15 March 1984 (age 30) 18 0 Mexico Atlas 2014 FIFA World Cup (Standby)
DF Rogelio Chávez (1984-10-28) 28 October 1984 (age 30) 1 0 Mexico Cruz Azul v.  United States, 2 April 2014
MF Javier Aquino (1990-02-11) 11 February 1990 (age 24) 26 0 Spain Rayo Vallecano v.  Panama, 12 October 2014
MF Marco Fabián (1989-07-21) 21 July 1989 (age 25) 22 6 Mexico Guadalajara v.  Panama, 12 October 2014
MF Antonio Ríos (1988-10-24) 24 October 1988 (age 26) 6 0 Mexico Toluca v.  Panama, 12 October 2014
MF Rodolfo Pizarro (1994-02-15) 15 February 1994 (age 20) 4 0 Mexico Pachuca v.  Panama, 12 October 2014
MF Javier Güemez (1991-10-17) 17 October 1991 (age 23) 2 0 Mexico Tijuana v.  Panama, 12 October 2014
MF Carlos Peña (1990-03-29) 29 March 1990 (age 24) 16 1 Mexico León 2014 FIFA World Cup
MF Isaác Brizuela (1990-08-28) 28 August 1990 (age 24) 7 0 Mexico Guadalajara 2014 FIFA World Cup
MF Luis Montes (1986-05-15) 15 May 1986 (age 28) 11 3 Mexico León 2014 FIFA World Cup (Injury)
MF Juan Carlos Medina (1983-08-22) 22 August 1983 (age 31) 7 0 Mexico Atlas 2014 FIFA World Cup (Injury)
MF Alonso Escoboza (1993-01-22) 22 January 1993 (age 21) 3 1 Mexico Santos Laguna 2014 FIFA World Cup (Standby)
MF Jesús Zavala (1987-07-21) 21 July 1987 (age 27) 30 2 Mexico Monterrey v.  United States, 2 April 2014
FW Oribe Peralta (1984-01-12) 12 January 1984 (age 30) 36 16 Mexico América v.  Panama, 12 October 2014
FW Javier Orozco (1987-11-16) 16 November 1987 (age 27) 11 0 Mexico Santos Laguna v.  Panama, 12 October 2014
FW Erick Torres (1993-01-19) 19 January 1993 (age 21) 3 1 Mexico Guadalajara v.  Panama, 12 October 2014
FW Alan Pulido (1991-03-08) 8 March 1991 (age 23) 6 4 Mexico UANL 2014 FIFA World Cup
FW Aldo de Nigris (1983-07-22) 22 July 1983 (age 31) 28 9 Mexico Guadalajara 2014 FIFA World Cup (Standby)

Previous World Cup squads

     

Player records

Most appearances

Claudio Suárez is the most capped player in the history of Mexico with 178 caps.

Players in bold text are still active with Mexico. As of 18 November 2014.

# Player Period Caps
1 Claudio Suárez 1992–2006 178
2 Pável Pardo 1996–2009 148
3 Gerardo Torrado 1999– 146
4 Jorge Campos 1991–2004 130
5 Rafael Márquez 1997– 124
Carlos Salcido 2004–2014 124
7 Ramón Ramírez 1991–2000 121
8 Cuauhtémoc Blanco 1995–2014 120
9 Andrés Guardado 2005– 112
10 Alberto García-Aspe 1988–2002 109

Top goalscorers

Jared Borgetti is Mexico's top scorer with 46 goals.

Players in bold text are still active with Mexico. As of 18 November 2014.

Rank Player Period Caps Goals Average
1 Jared Borgetti 1997–2008 89 46 0.51
2 Cuauhtémoc Blanco 1995–2014 120 39 0.32
3 Javier Hernández 2009– 70 38 0.55
4 Carlos Hermosillo 1984–1997 90 35 0.38
Luis Hernández 1995–2002 85 35 0.41
6 Enrique Borja 1966–1975 65 31 0.47
7 Luis Roberto Alves 1988–2001 84 30 0.35
8 Luis Flores 1983–1993 62 29 0.46
Luis García 1991–1999 79 29 0.36
Hugo Sánchez 1977–1998 58 29 0.50
Benjamín Galindo 1983–1998 65 29 0.44

Competitive record

This section shows Mexico's results at major tournaments. To see Mexico's results at minor tournaments, see the History of the Mexico national football team main page.

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position MP W D* L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Group stage 13th 3 0 0 3 4 13
Italy 1934 Did not qualify
France 1938 Withdrew
Brazil 1950 Group stage 12th 3 0 0 3 2 10
Switzerland 1954 13th 2 0 0 2 2 8
Sweden 1958 16th 3 0 1 2 1 8
Chile 1962 11th 3 1 0 2 3 4
England 1966 12th 3 0 2 1 1 3
Mexico 1970 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 1 1 6 4
West Germany 1974 Did not qualify
Argentina 1978 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 2 12
Spain 1982 Did not qualify
Mexico 1986 Quarter-finals 6th 5 3 2 0 6 2
Italy 1990 Banned
United States 1994 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1 4 4
France 1998 13th 4 1 2 1 8 7
South Korea Japan 2002 11th 4 2 1 1 4 4
Germany 2006 15th 4 1 1 2 5 5
South Africa 2010 14th 4 1 1 2 4 5
Brazil 2014 10th 4 2 1 1 5 3
Total Quarter-finals 15/20 53 14 14 25 57 92

FIFA Confederations Cup

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position MP 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 Korea Japan 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
Total 1 title 6/9 22 9 5 8 35 33 -

CONCACAF Gold Cup

Year Round Position MP W D* L GF GA
El Salvador 1963 Group stage 7th 3 1 1 1 9 2
Guatemala 1965 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 13 2
Honduras 1967 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 10 1
Costa Rica 1969 Fourth place 4th 5 1 2 2 4 5
Trinidad and Tobago 1971 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 6 1
Haiti 1973 Third place 3rd 5 2 2 1 10 5
Mexico 1977 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 20 5
Honduras 1981 Third place 3rd 5 1 3 1 6 3
1985 Hosted 1986 World cup
1989 Banned
United States 1991 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 10 5
Mexico United States1993 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 28 2
United States 1996 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 9 0
United States 1998 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 8 2
United States 2000 Quarter-Final 7th 3 1 1 1 6 3
United States 2002 Quarter-Final 5th 3 2 1 0 4 1
Mexico United States2003 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 9 0
United States 2005 Quarter-Final 6th 4 2 0 2 7 4
United States 2007 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 7 5
United States 2009 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 15 2
United States 2011 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 22 4
United States 2013 Semi-final 3rd 5 3 0 2 8 5
Total 9 titles 20/22 94 64 16 14 211 57

Copa América

CONMEBOL Copa América record
Year Round MP W D* L GF GA
Ecuador 1993 Runners-up 6 2 2 2 8 7
Uruguay 1995 Quarter-final 4 1 2 1 5 4
Bolivia 1997 Third place 6 2 2 2 8 9
Paraguay 1999 Third place 6 3 1 2 10 9
Colombia 2001 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 7 5
Peru 2004 Quarter-final 4 2 1 1 5 7
Venezuela 2007 Third place 6 4 1 1 13 5
Argentina 2011 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 4
Total Runners-up 38 17 10 11 55 44

Olympic Games

Olympic Games record
Year Round Position MP W D L GF GA
Netherlands 1928 Round 1 14th 2 0 0 2 2 10
Germany 1936 Did not enter
United Kingdom 1948 Round 1 11th 1 0 0 1 3 5
Finland1952 Did not qualify
Australia1956
Italy1960
Japan1964 Group stage 11th 3 0 1 2 2 6
Mexico1968 Fourth place 4th 5 3 0 2 10 7
Germany1972 Round 2 7th 6 2 1 3 4 14
Canada1976 Group stage 9th 3 0 2 1 4 7
Soviet Union1980 Did not qualify
United States1984
Korea1988 Banned
Spain 1992 Group stage 10th 3 0 3 0 3 3
United States 1996 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 2 1 2 3
Australia 2000 Did not qualify
Greece 2004 Group stage 10th 3 1 1 1 3 3
China 2008 Did not qualify
United Kingdom 2012 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 12 4
Total 1 gold medal 10/25 37 12 11 14 45 64

Honours

Friendly Cups

See also

References

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