Mexico women's national football team

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Mexico
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) El Tricolor (The Tricolor)
Association Federación Mexicana de Fútbol
Sub-confederation NAFU (North America)
Confederation CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean)
Head coach Leonardo Cuéllar
Most caps Juana Lopez (105)
Top scorer Maribel Domínguez (70)
FIFA ranking 25 Steady (27 March 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 21 (January 2011)
Lowest FIFA ranking 31 (December 2002)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Mexico 9–0 Austria 
(Jesolo, Italy; 6 July 1970)
Biggest win
 Mexico 12–2 Malta 
(Bristol, England; 28 June 1997)
 Martinique 0–10 Mexico
(Bridgeview, United States; 18 October 2014)
Biggest defeat
 United States 12–0 Mexico 
(Port-au-Prince, Haiti; 18 April 1991)
World Cup
Appearances 3 (First in 1999)
Best result Group stage
CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1991)
Best result Runners-up Silver medal icon.svg : (1998), (2010)

The Mexico women's national football team (sometimes referred to as Las Tri) represents Mexico in international women's football competition and is controlled by La Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (Mexico Football Federation). In the 1970s, the team gained popularity, with Mexico finishing 3rd in an unofficial Women's World Cup held in Italy. Also, in 1971, the team hosted an unofficial women's World Cup reaching the final, only to lose to Denmark 3–0. An estimated 110,000 people attended the final at Estadio Azteca that day.[1] The team was formed before the 1999 Women's World Cup and was composed of players having citizenship of Mexico and descedents born elsewhere of Mexico's citizens. The main goal for the team was to qualify for their first World Cup. The team has since then developed and is now ranked 25th in the Women's FIFA World Ranking.[2] One advantage of the team as compared to all other teams is that they have had for the past 14 years, one coach, Leonardo Cuéllar; rare in the world of a national team from Mexico.[3] Another resurgence in popularity is developing, as the U-20 team competed in the quarter-finals in 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and a notable 1–0 win over England where the game was broadcast live. The team was the host for the 2010 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup, finishing in second place after an unexpected 2–1 victory over the United States. Mexico has a professional league, the Super Liga Femenil de Futbol, which was established in part to raise consciousness of women's football in Mexico.

History[edit]

The first official coach for the Mexico women's national football team was Leonardo Cuéllar. One of his main goals when first establishing the team was to qualify for the 1999 Women's World Cup.[3] The team accomplished this by placing second to the Canadian team in the 1998 CONCACAF Women's Championship. After finding a coach to begin the team, controversy soon began regarding the nationality of the players being recruited. Many people in Mexico argued that Mexican-American girls should not be allowed to play on the team because they were taking spots away from full citizens. The team captain, Andrea Rodebaugh, argued that the team's main goal was to qualify and said that to them it did not matter who was on the team as long as the team was formed.[4] The national team was formed despite the controversy and consisted of players holding Mexican citizenship as well as players from the United States. Initially the language disparity between the Spanish-speaking Mexicans and English-speaking Americans created a lack of cohesion in the team, but the teammates began teaching each other their respective languages, and English eventually became the club's primary language.[4]

Kit[edit]

The Mexico national team utilizes a tricolour system, composed of the colors green, white and red. The team's three colors originated from Mexico's national flag, known as the tricolor. The kit being used 2011–2012 is a green jersey for home and a black with gold jersey for away. Sewn on the inside collar of both jerseys is the Mexican saying somos guerreros meaning "we are warriors".[citation needed]

Schedule and Recent Results[edit]

The following is a list of matches played or games scheduled from September 2014l:

Date Competition Location Opponent Result
13 September 2014 Friendly Rio Tinto Stadium, Utah  United States 0–8
18 September 2014 Friendly Sahlen's Stadium, New York  United States 0–4
16 October 2014 World Cup Qualifiers - Group Stage Sporting Park, Kansas City  Costa Rica 0–1
18 October 2014 World Cup Qualifiers - Group Stage Toyota Park, Bridgeview  Martinique 10–0
21 October 2014 World Cup Qualifiers - Group Stage RFK Stadium, Washington  Jamaica 3–1
24 October 2014 World Cup Qualifiers - Group Stage PPL Park, Chester  United States 0–3
26 October 2014 World Cup Qualifiers - Group Stage PPL Park, Chester  Trinidad and Tobago 4–2
17 November 2014 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games Unidad Deportiva Hugo Sánchez, Veracruz  Colombia 1–1
19 November 2014 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games Unidad Deportiva Hugo Sánchez, Veracruz  Trinidad and Tobago 6–0
21 November 2014 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games Unidad Deportiva Hugo Sánchez, Veracruz  Haiti 1–0
25 November 2014 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games Unidad Deportiva Hugo Sánchez, Veracruz  Costa Rica 1–0
27 November 2014 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games Estadio Luis "Pirata" Fuente, Veracruz  Colombia 2–0
11 January 2015 Four Nations Tournament Shenzhen Stadium, Shenzhen  China PR 0–0
13 January 2015 Four Nations Tournament Shenzhen Stadium, Shenzhen  Canada 1–2
15 January 2015 Four Nations Tournament Shenzhen Stadium, Shenzhen  South Korea 1–2
5 February 2015 Friendly Centro de Alto Rendimiento, Mexico City  Ecuador 1–0
7 February 2015 Friendly Centro de Alto Rendimiento, Mexico City  Ecuador 2–0
4 March 2015 Cyprus Cup - Group Stage Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni  South Africa 2–0
6 March 2015 Cyprus Cup - Group Stage Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni  Czech Republic 1–0
9 March 2015 Cyprus Cup - Group Stage Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni  Belgium 0–0
11 March 2015 Cyprus Cup - Third place match GSZ Stadium, Larnaca  Italy 3–2
14 May 2015 Friendly Santa Monica Airport Park, Santa Monica  Canada 0–1
17 May 2015 Friendly StubHub Center, Carson  United States 1–5
25 May 2015 Friendly Centro de Alto Rendimiento, Mexico City  Costa Rica
28 May 2015 Friendly Centro de Alto Rendimiento, Mexico City  Costa Rica
9 June 2015 World Cup - Group Stage Moncton Stadium, Moncton  Colombia
13 June 2015 World Cup - Group Stage Moncton Stadium, Moncton  England
17 June 2015 World Cup - Group Stage Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa  France

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Head coach: Leonardo Cuéllar

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Cecilia Santiago (1994-10-19)19 October 1994 (aged 20)
2 2DF Kenti Robles (1991-02-15)15 February 1991 (aged 24) Spain RCD Espanyol
3 2DF Christina Murillo (1993-01-28)28 January 1993 (aged 22)
4 2DF Alina Garciamendez (1991-04-16)16 April 1991 (aged 24) Germany FFC Frankfurt
5 2DF Valeria Miranda (1992-08-18)18 August 1992 (aged 22)
6 3MF Jennifer Ruiz (1983-08-09)09 August 1983 (aged 31) United States Seattle Reign FC
7 3MF Nayeli Rangel (captain) (1992-02-28)28 February 1992 (aged 23)
8 3MF Teresa Noyola (1990-04-15)15 April 1990 (aged 25)
9 4FW Charlyn Corral (1991-09-11)11 September 1991 (aged 23) Finland Merilappi United
10 3MF Stephany Mayor (1991-09-23)23 September 1991 (aged 23)
11 4FW Mónica Ocampo (1987-01-04)4 January 1987 (aged 28) United States Sky Blue FC
12 1GK Pamela Tajonar (1984-12-02)2 December 1984 (aged 30) United States Western New York Flash
13 2DF Greta Espinoza (1995-05-06)6 May 1995 (aged 20)
14 2DF Arianna Romero (1992-07-29)29 July 1992 (aged 22) United States Washington Spirit
15 2DF Bianca Sierra (1992-06-25)25 June 1992 (aged 22) United States Boston Breakers
16 3MF Mónica Alvarado (1991-01-11)11 January 1991 (aged 24)
17 3MF Veronica Perez (1988-05-18)18 May 1988 (aged 27) United States Washington Spirit
18 3MF Amanda Perez (1994-07-31)31 July 1994 (aged 20) United States Univeristy of Washington Huskies
19 4FW Renae Cuellar (1990-06-24)24 June 1990 (aged 24) United States Washington Spirit
20 3MF Maria Sanchez {{{age}}} United States Idaho State University Bengals
21 4FW Ariana Calderon (1990-01-09)9 January 1990 (aged 25)
22 3MF Fabiola Ibarra (1994-02-02)2 February 1994 (aged 21) Mexico Club Tijuana
23 1GK Emily Alvarado (1998-10-06)6 October 1998 (aged 16)

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Year Round Position MP W D* L GF GA
China 1991 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 1 15
United States 2003 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Group stage 11th 3 0 2 1 3 7
Canada 2015 Qualified - - - - - - -
Total - 3/7 6 0 2 4 4 22
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympics[edit]

Olympic Games record
Year Round Position MP W D* L GF GA
United States 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Australia 2000 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Greece 2004 Quarter-finals 8th 3 0 1 2 1 8
China 2008 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
United Kingdom 2012 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total - 1/5 3 0 1 2 1 8

CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup[edit]

Year Round MP W D* L GF GA
Haiti 1991 Group stage 3 1 0 2 9 16
United States 1993 Did not enter - - - - - -
Canada 1994 Third place 4 1 1 2 6 19
Canada 1998 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 20 6
United States 2000 Group stage 3 1 0 2 10 7
United StatesCanada 2002 Third place 5 3 0 2 11 7
United States 2006 Third place 3 2 0 1 6 2
Mexico 2010 Runners-up 5 3 0 2 11 7
United States 2014 Third place 5 3 0 2 17 7
Total - 33 17 2 14 90 71
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Pan American Games[edit]

Pan American Games record
Year Round Position MP W D* L GF GA
Canada 1999 Final 2nd 6 3 1 2 15 9
Dominican Republic 2003 Semi-finals 3rd 4 3 0 1 10 5
Brazil 2007 Semi-finals 4th 5 3 0 2 6 1
Mexico 2011 Semi-finals 3rd 5 2 2 1 3 2
Total - 4/4 20 11 3 6 34 17

U-20 World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup record
Year Round Position MP W D* L GF GA Pts
Canada 2002 Group stage 11th 3 0 0 3 5 10 -
Thailand 2004 Did not qualify - - - - - - - -
Russia 2006 Group stage 12th 3 1 0 2 5 15 3
Chile 2008 Group stage 15th 3 0 0 3 2 12 -
Germany 2010 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 2 1 6 7 5
Japan 2012 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 0 2 7 5 6
Canada 2014 TBD - - - - - - - -
Total - 5/7 17 4 2 11 25 49 14

U-17 World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup record
Year Round Position MP W D* L GF GA Pts
New Zealand 2008 Did not qualify - - - - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 2010 Group stage 13th 3 1 0 2 5 13 3
Azerbaijan 2012 Group stage 12th 3 1 0 2 1 10 3
Costa Rica 2014 Quarter Finals 12th 4 2 0 2 8 5 6
Total - 2/4 10 4 0 14 28 12

Overall official record[edit]

Competition Stage Result Opponent Position Scorers
Haiti 1991 CONCACAF Tournament First stage 0–12 United States United States
1–3 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
8–1 Martinique Martinique 3 / 4
Canada 1994 CONCACAF Tournament Round robin stage 0–9 United States United States
0–6 Canada Canada
3–1 Jamaica Jamaica
3–3 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 3 / 5
Canada 1998 CONCACAF Tournament First stage 3–2 Costa Rica Costa Rica
7–1 Haiti Haiti
2–2 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 1 / 4
Semifinals 8–0 Guatemala Guatemala
Final 0–1 Canada Canada
United States 1999 World Cup First stage 1–7 Brazil Brazil Domínguez
0–6 Germany Germany
0–2 Italy Italy 4 / 4
Canada 1999 Pan American Games First stage 1–1 United States United States
2–3 Canada Canada
5–1 Costa Rica Costa Rica
5–1 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 3 / 5
Semifinals 2–2 (PSO: 5–3) Canada Canada
Final 0–1 United States United States
United States 2000 Gold Cup First stage 3–4 Canada Canada Domínguez 2, Mora
7–0 Guatemala Guatemala Mora 4, Domínguez 3
0–3 China China 3 / 4
United States 2002 Gold Cup First stage 0–3 United States United States
5–1 Panama Panama Gómez 2, Domínguez, Leyva, Sandoval
2–0 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 2 / 4 Gerardo 2
Semifinals 0–2 Canada Canada
Third place match 4–1 Costa Rica Costa Rica Domínguez 2, González, Mora
Dominican Republic 2003 Pan American Games First stage 1–0 Costa Rica Costa Rica Worbis
3–1 Argentina Argentina Mora, Rosales, Worbis
Semifinals 2–3 Canada Canada Leyva, Mora
Third place match 4–1 Argentina Argentina Leyva, Mora, Moreno, Rosales
Greece 2004 Summer Olympics First stage 1–1 China China Domínguez
0–2 Germany Germany 2 / 3
Quarterfinals 0–5 Brazil Brazil
United States 2006 Gold Cup First round 3–0 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Domínguez, González, P. Pérez
Semifinals 0–2 United States United States
Third place match 3–0 Jamaica Jamaica Ocampo 2, Domínguez
2007 World Cup qualification AFC-CONCACAF play-off 0–2 2–1 Japan Japan Domínguez, Leyva
Brazil 2007 Pan American Games First stage 5–0 Paraguay Paraguay Corral 2, Ocampo 2, Valdez
0–1 Argentina Argentina
2–0 Panama Panama Worbis
3–2 United States United States López 2, Worbis
Semifinals 0–2 Brazil Brazil
Third place match 1–2 Canada Canada Worbis
2008 Summer Olympics qualification First stage 8–1 Jamaica Jamaica López 4, Morales 2, Ocampo, Worbis
1–3 United States United States 2 / 3 Worbis
Semifinals 0–1 Canada Canada
Mexico 2010 Gold Cup First stage 7–2 Guyana Guyana Domínguez 4, Garza, Worbis
2–0 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Domínguez, López
0–3 Canada Canada 2 / 4
Semifinals 2–1 United States United States Domínguez, V. Pérez
Final 0–1 Canada Canada
Germany 2011 World Cup First stage 1–1 England England Ocampo
0–4 Japan Japan
2–2 New Zealand New Zealand 3 / 4 Domínguez, Mayor
Mexico 2011 Pan American Games First stage 0–0 Chile Chile
1–1 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Domínguez
1–0 Colombia Colombia 2 / 4 V. Pérez
Semifinals 0–1 Brazil Brazil
Third place match 1–0 Colombia Colombia Ruiz
2012 Summer Olympics qualification First stage 5–0 Guatemala Guatemala Domínguez 3, Diaz, Garza
7–0 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Guajardo 3, Diaz, Ruiz, Saucedo
0–4 United States United States 2 / 4
Semifinals 1–3 Canada Canada V. Pérez

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mundial (Women) 1971". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Women's World Ranking". Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Lewis, Michael (21 January 2012). "Mexico's Leonardo Cuellar Has Turned 'Las Tri' into a Global Power". Fox News Latino. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Jensen, Mike (17 June 1999). "Mexican Soccer Team Has American Accent Half Of The Improbable Women's World Cup Squad Comes From North Of The Border". The Inquirer. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 

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