Mexico national futsal team

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Mexico
Mexico national football team seal.svg
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)El Tri (The Tri)
El Tricolor (The Tricolor)
AssociationMexican Football Federation
ConfederationCONCACAF
Head coachRamón Raya
FIFA codeMEX
FIFA ranking50 [1]
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
First international
 Australia 5–7 Mexico 
(Melbourne, Australia; 1 May 1994)
Biggest win
 Guatemala 2–8 Mexico 
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 30 August 1996)
 Canada 1–7 Mexico 
(Washington, D.C., USA; 23 March 2002)
 Mexico 10–4 El Salvador 
(Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico; 20 May 2004)
 Honduras 1–7 Mexico 
(San José, Costa Rica; 8 May 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 15–2 Mexico 
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; 25 August 2002)
World Cup
Appearances1 (First in 2012)
Best resultGroup Stage, (2012)
CONCACAF Futsal Championship
Appearances6 (First in 1996)
Best resultMed 3.png 3rd place, (1996)
World Cup
Appearances5 (First in 1991)
Best result2nd round, (1994, 2000, 2011)

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 the World Cup and the CONCACAF Championships.

Mexico has competed in the FIFA Futsal World Cup only once. Unlike 11-a-side games, futsal is not the strength of Mexico. The Mexicans now are struggling to emerge from the shadow of powerful regional rivals United States, Cuba, Guatemala, Costa Rica and recently is Panama. Despite making it to the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Futsal Championship on four 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 their fourth semi-final appearance at the 2012 CONCACAF Futsal Championship that Mexico booked 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 them a place at their first ever FIFA 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[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup record
Year Round Position MP W D L GF GA
Netherlands 1989 Did not enter
Hong Kong 1992
Spain 1996 Did not qualify
Guatemala 2000
Chinese Taipei 2004
Brazil 2008
Thailand 2012 Group Stage 22nd 3 0 0 3 4 13
Colombia 2016 Did not qualify
Lithuania 2020 To be determined
Total - 1/9 3 0 0 3 4 13

CONCACAF Futsal Championship[edit]

CONCACAF Futsal Championship record
Year Round Position MP W D L GF GA
Guatemala 1996 Third Place 3rd 4 3 0 1 19 8
Costa Rica 2000 Fourth Place 4th 5 2 0 3 13 14
Costa Rica 2004 Fourth Place 4th 5 2 0 3 21 30
Guatemala 2008 Group Stage 5th 3 1 2 0 12 8
Guatemala 2012 Fourth place 4th 5 2 1 2 18 18
Costa Rica 2016 Group Stage 5th 3 1 0 2 12 11
Total - 6/6 25 11 3 11 95 89

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Mexico GK Javier Caso
Mexico GK Alfredo Chávez
Mexico DF Édgar Portilla
Mexico DF Luis Castillón
Mexico DF César Saldívar
Mexico DF Adrián González
Mexico MF Erick Tovar
No. Position Player
Mexico MF Abdiel Villa
Mexico MF Fausto Alemán
Mexico MF Ángel Rodríguez
Mexico FW Michelle Castro
Mexico FW Gerardo Hernández
Mexico FW Jaime Romero
Mexico FW Miguel Resendes

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