World Cup participations: 12
Greatest World Cup achievement: quarter-finals (1970, 1986)
Mexico is almost always at the world cups - the Concacaf group is
not the most difficult one ...
Not too many players of Mexico are known here - Bolton's Jared Borgetti
Rafael Marquez of Barcelona, the rest is playing in the home country
- like e.g Francisco Fonseca the dangerous striker star of Cruz Azul.
The argentinian Ricardo La Volpe is the coach and he is relatively
optimistic - even more after the strong performance at the Confed Cup last year.
The mexican defence around Marquez and super-goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez should
not concede too many goals and in the easy group this should be enough for reaching
the last 16.
Exciting will be the duel with Portugal for the group winner.
But afterwards presumably Argentina or Holland are threatening and if
the Mexicans can then go further?
The odds on Mexico as world cup winner were quite high
- 34.0 at Betandwin.
For a bet on group winner Mexico you get 2.40.
Nickname Los Tricolores, El Tri
Association Federación Mexicana de
Coach Ricardo Lavolpe
Most caps Claudio Suárez (172)
Top scorer Carlos Hermosillo,
Luis Hernández (35)
Guatemala 2 - 3 Mexico
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 1 January, 1923)
Mexico 13 - 0 Bahamas
(Toluca, Mexico; April 28, 1987)
England 8 - 0 Mexico
(London, England; May 10, 1961)
Appearances 12 (First in 1930)
Best result Quarterfinals, 1970 and 1986
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Appearances 8 (First in 1991)
Best result Winners, 1993, 1996,
World Cup Squad Mexico
This is the official world cup squad -
you can find here all the
world cup players
Jose de Jesus Corona
Francisco Guillermo Ochoa
Francisco Javier Rodriguez
Jose Antonio Castro
Other World Cup Teams
Trinidad and Tobago
Serbia and Montenegro