Mexico national futsal team

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Mexico
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) El Tricolor, El Tri
Association Mexican Football Federation
Confederation CONCACAF
Head coach Ramon Raya
FIFA code MEX
FIFA ranking 41 [1]
Home colours
Away colours

The Mexico national futsal team is controlled by the Mexican Football Federation, the governing body for futsal in Mexico and represents the country in international futsal competitions, such as World Cup and the CONCACAF Championships.

Mexico has competed in the FIFA Futsal World Cup only once, struggling to emerge from the shadow of powerful regional rivals United States, Cuba, Guatemala and Costa Rica. Despite making it to the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Futsal Championship on five occasions, the Mexicans have never done better than the third place finish they managed at the tournament’s debut edition back in 1996.

it was the fifth semi-final at this year’s CONCACAF championship that Mexico book their ticket to Thailand 2012 with some noteworthy performances against strong teams. Their campaign began with a valuable draw against Costa Rica and successive wins over St. Kitts and Nevis and Cuba were enough to see them through to the semi-final and guarantee a place at the Futsal World Cup, taking the second slot in their group after Costa Rica pipped them to first place on goal difference.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup record
Year Round Position MP W D L GF GA
Netherlands 1989 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Hong Kong 1992 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Spain 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Guatemala 2000 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Chinese Taipei 2004 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Brazil 2008 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Thailand 2012 Group Stage 22nd 3 0 0 3 4 13
Total - 1/7 3 0 0 3 4 13

CONCACAF Futsal Championship record[edit]

Year Round MP W D L GF GA
Guatemala 1996 3rd place - - - - - -
Costa Rica 2000 1st Round - - - - - -
Costa Rica 2004 1st Round - - - - - -
Guatemala 2008 1st Round 3 1 2 0 12 8
Guatemala 2012 4th place 5 2 1 2 18 19
Total - 8 3 3 2 30 27

Current squad[edit]

The following is the squad that participated in the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Thailand from November 1 to 18, 2012.

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Alonso Saavedra (1980-11-08)8 November 1980 (aged 31) No club affiliation
2 3MF Angel Rodriguez (1985-02-21)21 February 1985 (aged 27) No club affiliation
3 2DF Benjamin Mosco (1985-09-02)2 September 1985 (aged 27) No club affiliation
4 2DF Francisco Cati (1981-12-18)18 December 1981 (aged 30) No club affiliation
5 2DF Adrian Gonzalez (1986-03-21)21 March 1986 (aged 26) No club affiliation
6 3MF Miguel Limon (1985-08-06)6 August 1985 (aged 27) No club affiliation
7 3MF Jorge Rodriguez (1983-05-04)4 May 1983 (aged 29) No club affiliation
8 3MF Victor Quiroz (1976-09-08)8 September 1976 (aged 36) United States Wichita Wings
9 4FW Carlos Ramirez (1976-11-06)6 November 1976 (aged 35) No club affiliation
10 3MF Gustavo Rosales (1981-02-26)26 February 1981 (aged 31) No club affiliation
11 3MF Morgan Plata (1981-12-11)11 December 1981 (aged 30) No club affiliation
12 1GK Miguel Estrada (1983-07-11)11 July 1983 (aged 29) No club affiliation
13 3MF Jorge Quiroz (1981-09-29)29 September 1981 (aged 31) No club affiliation
14 4FW Omar Cervantes (1985-09-27)27 September 1985 (aged 27) No club affiliation

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