Mexico national under-23 football team

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Mexico U-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) El Tricolor (The Tricolor)
Association Mexican Football Federation
(Federación Mexicana de Fútbol)
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Raúl Gutiérrez
Top scorer Marco Fabián (15)
FIFA code MEX
First international
 Spain 7–1 Mexico 
(Amsterdam, Netherlands; May 30, 1928)
Biggest win
Mexico Mexico 7–1 Trinidad and Tobago 
(Carson, United States; March 23, 2012)
Biggest defeat
 East Germany 7–0 Mexico 
(Bavaria, Germany; September 5, 1972)
Records for Competitive matches only
Olympics
Appearances 10 (First in 1928)
Best result Winners Gold medal icon.svg : 2012
Olympic medal record
Men's football
Gold 2012 London Team

The Mexico national under-23 football team, is controlled by the Mexican Football Federation and represents Mexico in competitions like the Pan American Games and the Olympic Games, and their respective qualification phases.

The roster can be augmented with three "over-age" players, ostensibly possessing veteran experience, during Olympic competition, in accordance with FIFA regulations.

Mexico won the gold medal in 2012 Summer Olympics, their first Olympic medal in association football.[1]

Olympic Football Tournament[edit]

Year Round Position MP W D L GF GA
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 Medal 4/6 16 7 7 2 20 13

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

  • From 1928-1988 Mexico was represented by its senior team

Honours[edit]

  • Pan American Games
    • Gold Medal (4): 1967, 1975, 1999, 2011
    • Silver Medal (3): 1955, 1995, 1991
    • Bronze Medal (2): 2003, 2007

Schedule and results[edit]

Recent and upcoming games[edit]

Date Location Opponent Score1 Competition Scorers for Mexico
July 26, 2012 Newcastle, United Kingdom  South Korea 0-0 SO
July 29, 2012 Coventry, United Kingdom  Gabon 2-0 SO dos Santos Goal 63', Goal 90+1'
August 1, 2012 Cardiff, United Kingdom  Switzerland 1-0 SO Peralta Goal 69'
August 4, 2012 London, United Kingdom  Senegal 4-2 (a.e.t) SO Enríquez Goal 10', Aquino Goal 62', dos Santos Goal 98', Herrera Goal 109'
August 7, 2012 London, United Kingdom  Japan 3-1 SO Fabián Goal 30', Peralta Goal 65', Cortés Goal 90'
August 11, 2012 London, United Kingdom  Brazil 2-1 SO Peralta Goal 1' Goal 75'[2]
Key

Mexico's Record Against Other Olympic Nations[edit]

As of 12 July 2013[citation needed]

Opponent Played Won Drawn Lost Goals for Goals against  % Won
 Antigua and Barbuda 1 1 0 0 8 0 100.0%
 Argentina 13 2 4 7 13 33 37.0%
 Australia 2 0 2 0 2 2 50.0%
 Bahamas 1 1 0 0 3 0 100.0%
 Belarus 1 1 0 0 2 1 100.0%
 Bermuda 8 5 1 2 20 7 73.8%
 Bolivia 2 1 1 0 2 1 33.3%
 Brazil 7 1 2 4 6 12 33.3%
 Bulgaria 1 0 0 1 1 2 40.0%
 Canada 12 7 3 2 22 8 100.0%
 Chile 2 1 1 0 4 2 40.0%
 Colombia 12 6 3 3 20 11 100.0%
 Costa Rica 16 11 3 2 38 12 100.0%
 Cuba 15 10 3 2 36 11 100.0%
 Curaçao 6 3 1 2 7 7 60.0%
 Denmark 7 2 1 4 16 27 50.0%
 Dominican Republic 1 0 0 1 1 2 0.0%
 Ecuador 1 1 0 0 2 0 100.0%
 El Salvador 1 1 0 0 5 0 100.0%
 Finland 7 7 0 0 15 3 100.0%
 France 4 0 1 3 2 8 100.0%
 Gabon 10 5 2 3 13 13 50.0%
 Germany 10 1 4 5 7 13 50.0%
 Ghana 10 5 2 3 13 13 50.0%
 Great Britain 1 1 0 0 2 1 50.0%
 Greece 2 0 1 1 2 3 75.0%
 Guatemala 8 6 1 1 23 7 75.0%
 Guinea 22 8 2 12 31 47 36.4%
 Haiti 22 8 2 12 31 47 36.4%
 Honduras 22 8 2 12 31 47 36.4%
 Hungary 9 2 2 5 31 47 36.4%
 Iran 11 8 3 0 30 8 72.7%
 Israel 1 1 0 0 2 1 100.0%
 Italy 3 0 1 2 1 4 100.0%
 Israel 9 4 4 1 15 6 44.4%
 Jamaica 37 9 10 18 50 80 24.3%
 Japan 6 4 1 1 14 5 66.0%
 Mali 2 2 0 0 5 1 100.0%
 Morocco 1 1 0 0 7 0 100.0%
 Myanmar 1 1 0 0 2 0 100.0%
 Netherlands 4 2 1 1 5 2 100.0%
 Nicaragua 4 4 0 0 5 0 100.0%
 Nigeria 16 15 0 1 66 11 93.7%
 Panama 7 5 1 1 15 6 71.4%
 Paraguay 3 2 1 0 8 3 66.6%
 Peru 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0%
 Puerto Rico 16 8 5 3 27 16 50.0%
 Romania 15 7 5 3 19 15 46.0%
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5 2 1 2 8 7 40.0%
 Senegal 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0%
 South Korea 1 1 0 0 4 0 100.0%
 Soviet Union 12 2 6 4 13 18 16.7%
 Spain 15 1 4 10 8 24 12.7%
 Sudan 3 2 1 0 5 2 66.7%
 Suriname 4 2 1 1 6 2 50.0%
 Switzerland 3 3 0 0 10 2 100.0%
 Trinidad and Tobago 4 2 1 1 6 3 50.0%
 Turkey 3 2 1 0 9 3 66.7%
 Uruguay 33 11 7 15 36 61 33.3%
 United States 18 8 5 5 25 18 44.4%
 Venezuela 1 1 0 0 2 0 100.0%

Olympic Games History[edit]

Football at the Summer Olympics
Year Round Score Result
1992 Round 1  Denmark 1 – 1 Mexico Mexico Draw
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 1 – 1  Australia Draw
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 1 – 1  Ghana Draw
1996 Round 1 Mexico Mexico 1 – 0  Italy Win
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 0 – 0  South Korea Draw
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 1 – 1  Ghana Draw
Quarterfinals Mexico Mexico 0 – 2  Nigeria Loss
2004 Round 1  Mali 0 – 0 Mexico Mexico Draw
Round 1  South Korea 1 – 0 Mexico Mexico Loss
Round 1  Greece 2 – 3 Mexico Mexico Win
2012 Round 1 Mexico Mexico 0 – 0  South Korea Draw
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 2 – 0  Gabon Win
Round 1 Mexico Mexico 1 – 0  Switzerland Win
Quarterfinals Mexico Mexico 4 – 2  Senegal Win
Semifinals Mexico Mexico 3 – 1  Japan Win
Gold Medal Match  Brazil 1 – 2 Mexico Mexico Win

Current squad[edit]

The following players were selected as the preliminary squad to play the 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games from 17-28 November 2014.[3]

No. Pos. Player Date of Birth (age) Club
1 1GK Gibran Lajud (1993-12-25) 25 December 1993 (age 21) Mexico Tijuana
12 1GK Luis Cárdenas (1993-09-15) 15 September 1993 (age 21) Mexico Monterrey
2 2DF Gil Burón (1994-06-11) 11 June 1994 (age 20) Mexico América
3 2DF Hedgardo Marín (1993-02-21) 21 February 1993 (age 21) Mexico Guadalajara
4 2DF Carlos Salcedo (1993-09-29) 29 September 1993 (age 21) United States Real Salt Lake
5 2DF Bernardo Hernández (1993-06-10) 10 June 1993 (age 21) Mexico Monterrey
13 2DF Carlos Guzmán (1994-05-19) 19 May 1994 (age 20) Mexico Morelia
14 2DF Antonio Briseño (1994-02-02) 2 February 1994 (age 20) Mexico UANL
15 2DF Jorge Caballero (1994-01-25) 25 January 1994 (age 20) Mexico Monterrey
6 3MF Pedro Hernández (1993-08-27) 27 August 1993 (age 21) Mexico Sinaloa
7 3MF Alfonso Tamay (1993-05-13) 13 May 1993 (age 21) Mexico Puebla
8 3MF Uvaldo Luna (1993-12-21) 21 December 1993 (age 21) Mexico UANL
10 3MF Armando Zamorano (1993-10-03) 3 October 1993 (age 21) Mexico Morelia
16 3MF Jonathan Espericueta (1994-08-09) 9 August 1994 (age 20) Spain Villarreal B
17 3MF Daniel Hernández (1994-02-16) 16 February 1994 (age 20) Mexico Atlas
18 3MF Raúl López (1993-02-23) 23 February 1993 (age 21) Mexico Tepic
9 4FW Erick Torres (1993-01-19) 19 January 1993 (age 21) United States Chivas USA
11 4FW Martín Zúñiga (1993-04-14) 14 April 1993 (age 21) Mexico América
19 4FW Ángel Zaldívar (1993-06-21) 21 June 1993 (age 21) Mexico Guadalajara
20 4FW Marco Bueno (1994-03-31) 31 March 1994 (age 20) Mexico Toluca
  • * All dates of births can be confirmed here.[3]

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Mexico U-23 squad within last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jair Peláez (1994-02-04) February 4, 1994 (age 20) Mexico Cruz Azul 2014 Toulon Tournament
GK Dilan Nicoletti (1994-01-18) January 18, 1994 (age 20) Mexico Tijuana 2014 Toulon Tournament
GK Richard Sánchez (1994-04-05) April 5, 1994 (age 20) Mexico UANL 2014 Toulon Tournament
DF Abel Fuentes (1993-11-16) November 16, 1993 (age 21) Mexico Oaxaca 2014 Toulon Tournament
DF Francisco Flores (1994-01-17) January 17, 1994 (age 20) Mexico Guadalajara 2014 Toulon Tournament
DF Luis Solorio (1994-08-01) August 1, 1994 (age 20) Mexico Tepic 2014 Toulon Tournament
DF Javier Abella (1994-02-10) February 10, 1994 (age 20) Mexico Santos Laguna 2014 Toulon Tournament
MF Carlos Treviño (1993-04-19) April 19, 1993 (age 21) Mexico Atlas 2014 Toulon Tournament
MF Kevin Escamilla (1994-12-15) December 15, 1994 (age 20) Mexico UNAM 2014 Toulon Tournament
MF Giovani Casillas (1994-01-04) January 4, 1994 (age 20) Mexico Chiapas 2014 Toulon Tournament
MF Juan Meza (1993-08-13) August 13, 1993 (age 21) Mexico Sinaloa 2014 Toulon Tournament
MF Michael Pérez (1993-02-14) February 14, 1993 (age 21) Mexico Tepic 2014 Toulon Tournament
MF Felipe Sifuentes (1994-02-16) February 16, 1994 (age 20) Mexico Mérida 2014 Toulon Tournament
MF Josecarlos Van Rankin (1993-05-14) May 14, 1993 (age 21) Mexico UNAM 2014 Toulon Tournament
MF Julio Gómez (1994-08-13) August 13, 1994 (age 20) Mexico Guadalajara 2014 Toulon Tournament
MF Arturo González (1994-09-05) September 5, 1994 (age 20) Mexico Atlas 2014 Toulon Tournament
MF Alonso Escoboza (1993-01-22) January 22, 1993 (age 21) Mexico Santos Laguna 2014 Toulon Tournament
MF Rodolfo Pizarro (1994-10-15) October 15, 1994 (age 20) Mexico Pachuca 2014 Toulon Tournament
FW Luis Loroña (1993-06-21) June 21, 1993 (age 21) Mexico Puebla 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games (Injury)
FW Guillermo Madrigal (1993-02-10) February 10, 1993 (age 21) Mexico Monterrey 2014 Toulon Tournament
FW Marcelo Gracia (1994-04-02) April 2, 1994 (age 20) Mexico Monterrey 2014 Toulon Tournament
FW Carlos Fierro (1994-07-24) July 24, 1994 (age 20) Mexico Guadalajara 2014 Toulon Tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ Irvin, Duncan (11 August 2012). "Mexico Wins Soccer Gold Medal, 2-1". New York Times. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Oribe Peralta paints Mexico gold". ESPN. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "LA SELECCIÓN NACIONAL SUB21 SE CONCENTRÓ EN VERACRUZ". FMF (in Spanish).