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Mexico
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) El Tri (The Tri)
El Tricolor (The Tricolor)
Association Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF)
Confederation CONCACAF
Head coach Juan Carlos Osorio
Captain Rafael Márquez
Most caps Claudio Suárez (177)
Top scorer Jared Borgetti (46)
Home stadium Estadio Azteca
FIFA code MEX
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 15 Steady 1 (15 September 2016)[1]
Highest 4 (February – June 1998, May – June 2006)
Lowest 40 (July 2015)
Elo ranking
Current 12 (July 2016)[2]
Highest 4 (June 2016)
Lowest 47 (February 1979)
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 21 (First in 1963)
Best result Champions, 1965, 1971, 1977, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, and 2015
Copa América
Appearances 10 (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 international football. It is fielded by the Mexican Football Federation (Spanish: Federación Mexicana de Fútbol), the governing body of football in Mexico, and competes as a member of CONCACAF, which encompasses the countries of North and Central America, and the Caribbean. Mexico's home stadium is the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, and the head coach is Juan Carlos Osorio.

Mexico has qualified to fifteen World Cups and has qualified consecutively since 1994, making it one of six countries to do so. The Mexico 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 in World Cups has been 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, having won ten confederation titles, including seven CONCACAF Gold Cups and three CONCACAF Championships (the precursor to the Gold Cup), as well as three NAFC Championships, one North American Nations Cup, and one CONCACAF Cup. Mexico is the only team from CONCACAF to have won an official FIFA competition, winning the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup. Although Mexico is under the jurisdiction of CONCACAF, the national team has been regularly invited to compete in the Copa América since 1993, finishing runner-up twice – in 1993 and 2001 – 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 Mexico 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, Mexico 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 Mexico national team before the first ever World Cup game against France in 1930.

In 1927, the official governing body 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 World Cup. Before 1970, Mexico struggled to make much of an impact in the World Cup. It was by far the strongest team in the North American Football Confederation and its successor, CONACAF, but found it difficult to compete 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 4–0 win over El Salvador. Mexico advanced to the next round with a victory against Belgium. At the quarter-finals stage, Mexico was eliminated by Italy, losing 4–1.

Mexico failed to qualify for the 1974 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

Main article: Cachirules

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 Mexico 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

2010s

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, Mexico was eliminated in the round-of-16 for the fifth straight World Cup.

The 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup saw Mexico win the group with three wins and no losses. During the tournament, five Mexico 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] The team reached the round of 16 where they were defeated 2–1 by the Netherlands.[14]

The next tournament played was the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Mexico was drawn into Group C along with Triniad and Tobago, Cuba and Guatemala. The team placed second in the group, and won the quarterfinal match against Costa Rica and semifinal against Panama, controversially. Mexico won their tenth CONCACAF Championship by defeating surprise packages Jamaica 3–1.

On 10 October 2015, Mexico defeated the United States 3–2 in Pasadena, California to win the 2015 CONCACAF Cup, giving them a ticket to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. Since then, the team has gotten a good start to 2018 World Cup qualifying by winning the first three matches against El Salvador, Honduras, and Canada, respectively.

Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio was hired as Mexico's 16th manager in November 2015, replacing interim manager Ricardo Ferretti.[15]

Mexico entered the Copa América Centenario, hosted in the United States, on a 16-match unbeaten streak that began in June 2015.[16] El Tri placed first in Group C, winning 3–1 over Uruguay and 2–0 over Jamaica, and drawing 1–1 with Venezuela.[17] In the quarterfinal against Chile in Santa Clara, California, the team lost 7–0, ending the unbeaten streak at 22 after nearly a year.[18] After the match, manager Osorio apologized to Mexico's fans for what he described as an "embarrassment, an accident of soccer".[19]

Home stadium

Azteca Stadium is the home to the Mexico 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 87,000 seats (after renovation works)[20] 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

Rivalries

Mexico and the United States are widely considered as the two major powers of CONCACAF. Matches between the two nations often attract much media attention, public interest and comment in both countries. Although the first match was played in 1934, their rivalry was not considered major until the 1980s, when the teams began to frequently compete in CONCACAF cups. On August 15, 2012, the United States defeated Mexico at Estadio Azteca in the first victory for the U.S. against Mexico on Mexican soil in 75 years.[21]

Ever since their first meeting in 1934, the two teams have met 65 times, with Mexico leading the overall series 33–18–14 (W–L–D), outscoring the U.S. 131–75. However, since the 1990s, the tide began to change due to a rapid growth of soccer in the United States. During this decade, Mexico continued to hold an edge over their arch-rivals but since the 2000s the series has favored the U.S. 13–6–5 (W–L–D).

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.[22][23] On 30 January 2013, English language network ESPN and Univision announced an agreement to telecast the Mexico national team home World Cup qualifiers and international friendly matches in English in the United States.[24]

Supporters

Mexico's 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, Mexico's fans defended the chant by claiming that it was traditionally used in the Liga MX.[25] 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."[26]

Kit

The Mexico national team traditionally utilizes a tricolor system, composed of green shirts, white shorts and red socks, which originate from the national flag of Mexico, known as the tricolor.[27] Until the mid-1950s, Mexico wore a predominantly maroon kit, with black or dark blue shorts.

In 2015, Adidas released a new all-black colour scheme for Mexico's home kit. Green, white and red remain as accent colours.[28]

Coaching staff

Position Name Notes
Manager Colombia Juan Carlos Osorio
Assistant Manager Colombia Luis Pompilio Páez
Assistant Manager Colombia Humberto Sierra
Goalkeeping Coach Colombia Néstor Marín
Fitness Coach Colombia Jorge Ríos

Players

Current squad

The following 23 players were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against El Salvador on 2 September and Honduras on 6 September.[29]
Caps, squad numbers and goals updated as of 6 September 2016 after the game against Honduras.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK José de Jesús Corona (1981-01-26) 26 January 1981 (age 35) 41 0 Mexico Cruz Azul
12 1GK Alfredo Talavera (1982-09-18) 18 September 1982 (age 34) 23 0 Mexico Toluca
13 1GK Guillermo Ochoa (1985-07-13) 13 July 1985 (age 31) 75 0 Spain Granada

2 2DF Hugo Ayala (1987-03-31) 31 March 1987 (age 29) 26 0 Mexico UANL
3 2DF Yasser Corona (1987-07-28) 28 July 1987 (age 29) 7 0 Mexico Tijuana
4 2DF Rafael Márquez (1979-02-13) 13 February 1979 (age 37) 133 16 Mexico Atlas
6 2DF Jorge Torres Nilo (1988-01-16) 16 January 1988 (age 28) 49 1 Mexico UANL
7 2DF Miguel Layún (1988-06-25) 25 June 1988 (age 28) 45 3 Portugal Porto
13 2DF Diego Reyes (1992-09-19) 19 September 1992 (age 24) 38 0 Spain Espanyol
15 2DF Héctor Moreno (1988-01-17) 17 January 1988 (age 28) 72 2 Netherlands PSV

10 3MF Elías Hernández (1988-04-29) 29 April 1988 (age 28) 13 1 Mexico León
11 3MF Javier Aquino (1990-02-11) 11 February 1990 (age 26) 41 0 Mexico UANL
16 3MF Héctor Herrera (1990-04-19) 19 April 1990 (age 26) 46 4 Portugal Porto
17 3MF Cándido Ramírez (1993-06-05) 5 June 1993 (age 23) 2 0 Mexico Atlas
18 3MF Andrés Guardado (1986-09-28) 28 September 1986 (age 29) 131 24 Netherlands PSV
20 3MF Jesús Dueñas (1989-03-16) 16 March 1989 (age 27) 13 1 Mexico UANL
21 3MF Carlos Peña (1990-03-25) 25 March 1990 (age 26) 18 1 Mexico Guadalajara
22 3MF Orbelín Pineda (1996-03-24) 24 March 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Mexico Guadalajara
23 3MF Jesús Molina (1988-03-29) 29 March 1988 (age 28) 16 0 Mexico Santos Laguna

8 4FW Hirving Lozano (1995-07-30) 30 July 1995 (age 21) 8 1 Mexico Pachuca
9 4FW Ángel Sepúlveda (1991-02-05) 5 February 1991 (age 25) 2 1 Mexico Querétaro
14 4FW Ángel Zaldívar (1994-02-08) 8 February 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Mexico Guadalajara
19 4FW Martín Barragán (1991-07-14) 14 July 1991 (age 25) 0 0 Mexico Atlas

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 Jonathan Orozco (1986-05-12) 12 May 1986 (age 30) 6 0 Mexico Monterrey Copa América Centenario PRE
GK Alejandro Palacios (1981-03-06) 6 March 1981 (age 35) 0 0 Mexico UNAM Copa América Centenario PRE
GK Moisés Muñoz (1980-02-01) 1 February 1980 (age 36) 16 0 Mexico América v.  Honduras, 17 November 2015

DF Paul Aguilar (1986-03-06) 6 March 1986 (age 30) 54 5 Mexico América v.  El Salvador, 2 September 2016 INJ
DF Néstor Araujo (1991-08-21) 21 August 1991 (age 25) 10 1 Mexico Santos Laguna v.  El Salvador, 2 September 2016 INJ
DF Israel Jiménez (1989-08-13) 13 August 1989 (age 27) 10 0 Mexico UANL Copa América Centenario PRE
DF Carlos Salcedo (1993-09-29) 29 September 1993 (age 22) 5 0 Italy Fiorentina Copa América Centenario PRE
DF José Arturo Rivas (1984-10-18) 18 October 1984 (age 31) 3 0 Mexico UANL Copa América Centenario PRE
DF Raúl López (1993-02-23) 23 February 1993 (age 23) 1 0 Mexico Pachuca Copa América Centenario PRE
DF Gerardo Flores (1986-02-05) 5 February 1986 (age 30) 15 0 Mexico Toluca v.  Senegal, 10 February 2016
DF Gerardo Rodríguez (1985-04-16) 16 April 1985 (age 31) 1 0 Mexico Toluca v.  Senegal, 10 February 2016
DF Oswaldo Alanís (1989-03-18) 18 March 1989 (age 27) 12 1 Mexico Guadalajara v.  Honduras, 17 November 2015
DF Luis Fuentes (1986-09-14) 14 September 1986 (age 30) 1 0 Mexico UNAM v.  Honduras, 17 November 2015
DF Miguel Ángel Herrera (1989-04-03) 3 April 1989 (age 27) 3 0 Mexico UANL v.  United States, 10 October 2015 PRE

MF Jürgen Damm (1992-11-07) 7 November 1992 (age 23) 4 1 Mexico UANL v.  Chile, 1 June 2016 INJ
MF Marco Fabián (1989-07-21) 21 July 1989 (age 27) 32 7 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt Copa América Centenario PRE
MF Jonathan dos Santos (1990-04-26) 26 April 1990 (age 26) 18 0 Spain Villarreal Copa América Centenario PRE
MF José Juan Vázquez (1988-03-14) 14 March 1988 (age 28) 18 0 Mexico Guadalajara Copa América Centenario PRE
MF Antonio Ríos (1988-10-24) 24 October 1988 (age 27) 8 0 Mexico Toluca Copa América Centenario PRE
MF Isaác Brizuela (1990-08-28) 28 August 1990 (age 26) 7 0 Mexico Guadalajara Copa América Centenario PRE
MF Rodolfo Pizarro (1994-02-15) 15 February 1994 (age 22) 6 1 Mexico Pachuca Copa América Centenario PRE
MF Jesús Zavala (1987-07-21) 21 July 1987 (age 29) 31 2 Mexico Monterrey v.  Senegal, 10 February 2016
MF Luis Montes (1986-05-15) 15 May 1986 (age 30) 18 3 Mexico León v.  Senegal, 10 February 2016
MF Erick Gutiérrez (1995-06-17) 17 June 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Mexico Pachuca v.  Senegal, 10 February 2016
MF Alejandro Castro (1987-03-27) 27 March 1987 (age 29) 5 0 Mexico UNAM v.  Honduras, 17 November 2015
MF Carlos Esquivel (1982-04-10) 10 April 1982 (age 34) 18 1 Mexico Toluca v.  El Salvador, 13 November 2015 INJ
MF Javier Güémez (1991-10-17) 17 October 1991 (age 24) 13 0 Mexico América v.  Panama, 13 October 2015

FW Raúl Jiménez (1991-05-05) 5 May 1991 (age 25) 47 9 Portugal Benfica v.  Honduras, 6 September 2016 INJ
FW Jesús Manuel Corona (1993-01-06) 6 January 1993 (age 23) 25 6 Portugal Porto v.  El Salvador, 2 September 2016 INJ
FW Javier Hernández (1988-06-01) 1 June 1988 (age 28) 86 45 Germany Bayer Leverkusen Copa América Centenario
FW Oribe Peralta (1984-01-12) 12 January 1984 (age 32) 50 22 Mexico América Copa América Centenario
FW Giovani dos Santos (1989-05-11) 11 May 1989 (age 27) 90 17 United States LA Galaxy Copa América Centenario PRE
FW Carlos Vela (1989-03-01) 1 March 1989 (age 27) 48 15 Spain Real Sociedad Copa América Centenario PRE
FW Eduardo Herrera (1988-07-25) 25 July 1988 (age 28) 9 3 Mexico UNAM Copa América Centenario PRE
FW Henry Martín (1992-11-18) 18 November 1992 (age 23) 1 0 Mexico Tijuana v.  Senegal, 10 February 2016
  • INJ Withdrew due to injury.
  • PRE Preliminary squad.

Previous squads

Results and fixtures

  Win   Draw   Loss

2016

2017

Player records

Most appearances

Claudio Suárez is the most capped player in the history of Mexico with 177 caps.

Players in bold text are still active with Mexico. As of September 6, 2016.[36]

# Player Period Caps
1 Claudio Suárez 1992–2006 177
2 Pável Pardo 1996–2009 148
3 Gerardo Torrado 1999–2013 146
4 Rafael Márquez 1997–0000 133
5 Andrés Guardado 2005–0000 131
6 Jorge Campos 1991–2004 130
7 Carlos Salcido 2004–2014 124
8 Ramón Ramírez 1991–2000 121
9 Cuauhtémoc Blanco 1995–2014 120
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 6 September 2016.[37]

Rank Player Period Caps Goals Average
1 Jared Borgetti 1997–2008 89 46 0.51
2 Javier Hernández 2009–0000 86 45 0.54
3 Cuauhtémoc Blanco 1995–2014 120 39 0.32
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 78 29 0.36
Hugo Sánchez 1977–1998 58 29 0.50

Competitive record

For the all-time record of the national team against opposing nations, see the team's all-time record page.

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record Manager
Year Round Position MP W D* L GF GA MP W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Group stage 13th 3 0 0 3 4 13  –  –  –  –  –  – Spain Juan Luque de Serrallonga
Italy 1934 Did not qualify 4 3 0 1 14 7
France 1938 Withdrew
Brazil 1950 Group stage 12th 3 0 0 3 2 10 4 4 0 0 17 2 Mexico Octavio Vial
Switzerland 1954 13th 2 0 0 2 2 8 4 4 0 0 19 1 Spain Antonio López Herranz
Sweden 1958 16th 3 0 1 2 1 8 6 5 1 0 21 3
Chile 1962 11th 3 1 0 2 3 4 8 4 3 1 18 5 Mexico Ignacio Tréllez
England 1966 12th 3 0 2 1 1 3 8 6 2 0 20 4
Mexico 1970 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 1 1 6 4 Qualified as hosts Mexico Raúl Cárdenas
West Germany 1974 Did not qualify 9 6 2 1 18 8
Argentina 1978 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 2 12 9 6 2 1 23 6 Mexico José Antonio Roca
Spain 1982 Did not qualify 9 2 5 2 14 8
Mexico 1986 Quarter-finals 6th 5 3 2 0 6 2 Qualified as hosts Mexico Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bora Milutinović
Italy 1990 Banned
United States 1994 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1 4 4 12 9 1 2 38 8 Mexico Miguel Mejía Barón
France 1998 13th 4 1 2 1 8 7 16 8 6 2 37 13 Mexico Manuel Lapuente
South Korea Japan 2002 11th 4 2 1 1 4 4 16 9 3 4 33 11 Mexico Javier Aguirre
Germany 2006 15th 4 1 1 2 5 5 18 15 1 2 69 10 Argentina Ricardo La Volpe
South Africa 2010 14th 4 1 1 2 4 5 18 11 2 5 36 18 Mexico Javier Aguirre
Brazil 2014 10th 4 2 1 1 5 3 18 10 5 3 31 14 Mexico Miguel Herrera
Russia 2018 Qualification in process 6 5 1 0 13 1 Colombia Juan Carlos Osorio
Total Quarter-finals 15/20 53 14 14 25 57 92 165 107 34 24 421 119

FIFA Confederations Cup

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position MP W D * L GF GA Squad Manager
Saudi Arabia 1992 Did not qualify
Saudi Arabia 1995 Third place 3rd 3 1 2 0 4 2 Squad Mexico Miguel Mejía Barón
Saudi Arabia 1997 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 8 6 Squad Mexico Manuel Lapuente
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 Mexico Enrique Meza
France 2003 Did not qualify
Germany 2005 Fourth place 4th 5 2 2 1 7 6 Squad Argentina Ricardo Lavolpe
South Africa 2009 Did not qualify
Brazil 2013 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 3 5 Squad Mexico José Manuel de la Torre
Russia 2017 Qualified Colombia Juan Carlos Osorio
Total 1 title 6/9 22 9 5 8 35 33 -

CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup

CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup record
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 1st 4 4 0 0 9 0
United States 1998 1st 4 4 0 0 8 2
United States 2000 Quarter-Final 7th 3 1 1 1 6 3
United States 2002 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 1st 6 6 0 0 22 4
United States 2013 Semi-final 3rd 5 3 0 2 8 5
United States Canada 2015 Champions 1st 6 4 2 0 16 6
Total 10 titles 21/23 100 68 18 14 227 63

Copa América

CONMEBOL Copa América record
Year Round Position MP W D* L GF GA
Ecuador 1993 Runners-up 2nd 6 2 2 2 8 7
Uruguay 1995 Quarter-final 7th 4 1 2 1 5 4
Bolivia 1997 Third place 3rd 6 2 2 2 8 9
Paraguay 1999 3rd 6 3 1 2 10 9
Colombia 2001 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 1 2 7 5
Peru 2004 Quarter-final 6th 4 2 1 1 5 7
Venezuela 2007 Third place 3rd 6 4 1 1 13 5
Argentina 2011 Group stage 12th 3 0 0 3 1 4
Chile 2015 11th 3 0 2 1 4 5
United States 2016 Quarter-final 7th 4 2 1 1 6 9
Total Runners-up 10/10 48 19 13 16 67 64

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
South 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
Brazil 2016 Group Stage TBD 3 1 1 1 7 4
Total 1 gold medal 11/25 39 13 12 14 52 66

Honours

Friendly Cups

See also

References

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