Mexico at the FIFA World Cup

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This is a record of results at the FIFA World Cup. The World Cup is the premier competitive international football tournament, first played in 1930, whose finals stage has been held every four years since, except 1942 and 1946, due to World War II.

The Mexico national team has competed in the tournament since the inaugural 1930 FIFA World Cup, and has entered ever since, for a total of 15 tournaments, although it has failed to qualify for the finals proper on 3 occasions, 1934 (Italy), 1974 (Germany) and 1982 (Spain). In addition, it withdrew from the finals in the 1938 (France), and was banned by FIFA from entering the 1990 (Italy) after having been found fielding over-aged players during the 1988 Olympic Games qualifiers which was a youth tournament.

The tournament consists of two parts, the qualification phase and the final phase (officially called the World Cup Finals). The qualification phase, which currently take place over the three years preceding the Finals, is used to determine which teams qualify for the Finals. The current format of the Finals involves 32 teams competing for the title, at venues within the host nation (or nations) over a period of about a month. The World Cup Finals is the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world, with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the 2006 tournament final.[1] Mexico holds the record for most 2nd round eliminations.[2][3]

By match[edit]

World Cup Round Against Score Scorers
1930 Round 1  France 1–4 Carreño
Round 1  Chile 0–3
Round 1  Argentina 3–6 Manuel Rosas (2), Gayón
1950 Group 1  Brazil 0–4
Group 1  Yugoslavia 1–4 Héctor Ortiz
1954 Group 1  Brazil 0–6
Group 2  Hungary 2–3 Lamadrid, Balcázar
1958 Group 3  Sweden 0–3
Group 3  Wales 1–1 Belmonte
Group 3  Hungary 0–4
1962 Group 3  Brazil 0–3
Group 3  Spain 0–1
Group 3  Czechoslovakia 3-1 Díaz, del Águila, Hernández
1966 Group 1  France 1-1 Borja
Group 1  England 0-2
Group 1  Uruguay 0-0
1970 Group 1  Soviet Union 0-0
Group 1  El Salvador 4-0 Valdivia, Fragoso, Basaguren
Group 1  Belgium 1-0 Peña
Quarter-final  Italy 1-4 Guerrero
1978 Group 2  Tunisia 1-3 Vázquez Ayala
Group 2  West Germany 0-6
Group 2  Poland 1-3 Rangel
1986 Group B  Belgium 2-1 Quirarte, Hugo Sánchez
Group B  Paraguay 1-1 Luis Flores
Group B  Iraq 1-0 Quirarte
Round of 16  Bulgaria 2–0 Negrete, Servín
Quarter-final  West Germany 0–0 (AET), 1-4 (p)
1994 Group E  Norway 0-1
Group E  Republic of Ireland 2–1 García (2)
Group E  Italy 1-1 Bernal
Round of 16  Bulgaria 1-1 (AET), 1-3 (p) García Aspe
1998 Group E  South Korea 3–1 Peláez, Hernández (2)
Group E  Belgium 2–2 García Aspe, Blanco
Group E  Netherlands 2–2 Peláez, Hernández
Round of 16  Germany 1-2 Hernández
2002 Group G  Croatia 1-0 Blanco
Group G  Ecuador 2-1 Borgetti, Torrado
Group G  Italy 1–1 Borgetti
Round of 16  United States 0-2
2006 Group D  Iran 3–1 Bravo (2), Zinha
Group D  Angola 0–0
Group D  Portugal 1-2 Fonseca
Round of 16  Argentina 1-2 (AET) Márquez
2010 Group A  South Africa 1-1 Márquez
Group A  France 2-0 Javier Hernández, Blanco
Group A  Uruguay 0-1
Round of 16  Argentina 1-3 Javier Hernández
2014 Group A  Cameroon 1–0 Peralta
Group A  Brazil 0-0
Group A  Croatia 3-1 Márquez, Guardado, Javier Hernández
Round of 16  Netherlands 1-2 Dos Santos

Records[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld 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 Group Stage 14th 2 0 0 2 2 8
Sweden 1958 Group Stage 16th 3 0 1 2 1 8
Chile 1962 Group Stage 11th 3 1 0 2 3 4
England 1966 Group Stage 12th 3 0 2 1 1 3
Mexico 1970 Quarter-Final 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-Final 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 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1 8 7
South Korea Japan 2002 Round of 16 11th 4 2 1 1 4 4
Germany 2006 Round of 16 15th 4 1 1 2 5 5
South Africa 2010 Round of 16 14th 4 1 1 2 4 5
Brazil 2014 Round of 16 4 2 1 1 5 3
Total Quarter-Final 15/20 53 14 14 25 57 92

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006 FIFA World Cup TV Coverage (PDF), FIFA.com, Retrieved on 6 June 2007
  2. ^ "Sports News & Articles – Scores, Pictures, Videos - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. 2014-12-02. Retrieved 2015-05-09. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]

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