The Mexico national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de México) represents Mexico in international football and is governed by the Mexican Football Federation (Spanish: Federación Mexicana de Fútbol). It competes as a member of CONCACAF, which encompasses the countries of North and Central America, and the Caribbean. The team plays its home games at the Estadio Azteca.
Mexico has qualified to sixteen World Cups and has qualified consecutively since 1994, making it one of six countries to do so. The Mexico national team, along with Brazil are the only two nations to make it out of the group stage over the last seven 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. It is one of eight nations[b] to have won two of the three most important football tournaments (the World Cup, Confederations Cup, and Summer Olympics), having won the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2012 Summer Olympics. Mexico is also 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.
|Nickname(s)||El Tri (The Tricolor)|
|Association||Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF)|
|Head coach||Gerardo Martino|
|Most caps||Claudio Suárez (177)|
|Top scorer||Javier Hernández (51)|
|Home stadium||Estadio Azteca|
|Current||18 1 (4 April 2019)|
|Highest||4 (February – June 1998, May – June 2006)|
|Lowest||40 (July 2015)|
|Current||20 4 (27 March 2019)|
|Highest||4 (June 2016)|
|Lowest||47 (February 1979)|
| Guatemala 2–3 Mexico |
(Guatemala City, Guatemala; 1 January 1923)
| Mexico 13–0 Bahamas |
(Toluca, Mexico; 28 April 1987)
| England 8–0 Mexico |
(London, England; 10 May 1961)
|Appearances||16 (first in 1930)|
|Best result||Quarter-finals (1970, 1986)|
& Gold Cup
|Appearances||23 (first in 1963)|
|Best result||Champions (1965, 1971, 1977, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2015)|
|Appearances||10 (first in 1993)|
|Best result||Runners-up (1993, 2001)|
|Appearances||7 (first in 1995)|
|Best result||Champions (1999)|
Mexico's first match was played against Guatemala, which Mexico won 3–2. 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. The manager for this team was Rafael Garza Gutiérrez.
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.
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. 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.
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, CONCACAF, 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.
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.
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 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 that round, Mexico lost 2–1 to Germany.
In 1999, Mexico won its first official FIFA tournament by becoming the first host nation to win the FIFA Confederations Cup. Mexico defeated the United States 1–0 in the semifinals, and 1998 World Cup runners-up Brazil 4–3 in the final.
Mexico was placed in Group G at the 2002 World Cup 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 round of 16, Mexico played rivals United States, losing 2–0.
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. Mexico saw another round of 16 loss, this time 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.
Mexico qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where they were drawn into Group A alongside host South Africa, France and Uruguay. They drew 1–1 against South Africa, defeated France 2–0, and lost 1–0 to Uruguay, and advanced to the round of 16, where they were eliminated following a 1–3 defeat to Argentina.
The 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup saw Mexico win their group with three wins and no losses. During the tournament, however, five players tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol and were suspended from the competition. Mexico beat Guatemala in the quarter-finals 2–1, and beat Honduras 2–0. For the third-straight year, the final would be contested between Mexico and the United States; Mexico won the match 4–2, and qualified for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, where they were eliminated at the group stage.
Mexico placed second in their group at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and advanced to the semifinals and faced Panama. Mexico lost the match 2–1, their second defeat to Panama in the competition after losing to them in the group stage. The two losses to Panama were the first two times Panama had ever defeated Mexico in a Gold Cup match.
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. They defeated New Zealand 9–3 on aggregate to qualify for a sixth consecutive World Cup. The team reached the round of 16 where they were defeated 2–1 by the Netherlands.
At 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, both under controversial circumstances. Mexico won the Gold Cup after defeating Jamaica 3–1 in the final. Two days after the final, Miguel Herrera was released as coach of the national team after an alleged physical altercation with TV Azteca announcer Christian Martinoli. On 10 October, Mexico defeated the United States 3–2 to win the inaugural edition of the CONCACAF Cup, thus earning qualification to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. The following month, Juan Carlos Osorio was hired as Mexico's 16th manager, replacing interim manager Ricardo Ferretti.
Mexico entered the Copa América Centenario, hosted in the United States, on a 13-match unbeaten streak that began in July 2015. El Tri placed first in Group C, winning 3–1 over Uruguay and 2–0 over Jamaica, and drawing 1–1 with Venezuela. In the quarterfinal against Chile in Santa Clara, California, the team lost 7–0, ending the unbeaten streak at 16 after nearly a year. After the match, manager Osorio apologized to Mexico's fans for what he described as an "embarrassment, an accident of football".
At the 2017 Confederations Cup, Mexico was drawn into Group A along with Portugal, New Zealand, and hosts Russia. El Tri advanced as runners-up of the group, and lost 4–1 to Germany in the semi-finals. Mexico finished fourth in the tournament, losing 2–1 to Portugal in the third-place match.
In their opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Mexico defeated defending champion Germany, 1–0, for the first time in a World Cup match. They would go on to defeat South Korea 2–1 in the next game, with goals from Carlos Vela and Javier Hernández, but would fall 3–0 to Sweden in the last group stage match. Despite the loss, Mexico qualified to the round of 16 for the seventh-consecutive tournament. In the round of 16, Mexico was defeated 0–2 by Brazil; the defeat meant that for the seventh tournament in a row, Mexico failed to reach the quarterfinals since they last hosted the World Cup in 1986. On 28 July, Juan Carlos Osorio left as head coach on the expiry of his contract.
The Estadio Azteca, also known in Spanish as "El Coloso de Santa Úrsula", was built in 1966. It is the official home stadium of the Mexican national team, as well as the Mexican club team Club América. It has a capacity of 87,000 seats (after renovation works) making it the largest football-specific stadium in the Americas and the third largest stadium in the world for that sport. The stadium hosted the FIFA World Cup Final in 1970 and 1986.
Friendly matches hosted by the Mexican national team often take place in stadiums across the United States as well as throughout Mexico, including the Azteca.
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. Until the mid-1950s, Mexico wore a predominantly maroon kit, with black or dark blue shorts.
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 15 August 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.
Ever since their first meeting in 1934, the two teams have met 67 times, with Mexico leading the overall series 34–18–15 (W–L–D), outscoring the U.S. 138–79. 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. 13–7–6 (W–L–D).
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. 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.
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 Mexican 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. 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."
|Assistant Manager||Jorge Theiler|
|Assistant Manager||Norberto Scoponi|
|Assistant Manager||Sergio Giovagnoli|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Gustavo Piñero|
|Fitness Coach||Juan Manuel Alfano|
|Fitness Coach||Rodolfo Paladini|
The following players were called up for the friendly matches against Chile and Paraguay on 22 March and 26 March 2019, respectively.
Caps and goals correct as of 24 March 2019, after the match against Paraguay. Including only official FIFA caps.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Hugo González||1 August 1990||2||0||Necaxa|
|12||GK||Raúl Gudiño||22 April 1996||3||0||Guadalajara|
|13||GK||Guillermo Ochoa||13 July 1985||100||0||Standard Liège|
|2||DF||Néstor Araujo||21 August 1991||30||3||Celta|
|3||DF||Carlos Salcedo||29 September 1993||26||0||UANL|
|4||DF||Edson Álvarez||24 October 1997||22||1||América|
|5||DF||Diego Reyes||19 September 1992||58||1||Leganés|
|15||DF||Héctor Moreno||17 January 1988||96||4||Real Sociedad|
|19||DF||Miguel Layún||25 June 1988||71||6||Monterrey|
|23||DF||Jesús Gallardo||14 August 1994||33||0||Monterrey|
|28||DF||Luis Rodríguez||21 January 1991||11||0||UANL|
|26||DF||Jorge Sánchez||10 December 1997||1||0||América|
|27||DF||César Montes||24 February 1997||6||0||Monterrey|
|6||MF||Jonathan dos Santos||26 April 1990||40||1||LA Galaxy|
|8||MF||Carlos Rodríguez||3 January 1997||1||0||Monterrey|
|10||MF||Luis Montes||15 May 1986||21||4||León|
|11||MF||Isaác Brizuela||28 August 1990||14||0||Guadalajara|
|16||MF||Víctor Guzmán||3 February 1995||6||1||Pachuca|
|18||MF||Andrés Guardado (Captain)||28 September 1986||153||25||Betis|
|20||MF||Rodolfo Pizarro||15 February 1994||16||3||Monterrey|
|21||MF||José Juan Vázquez||14 March 1988||19||0||Santos Laguna|
|24||MF||Roberto Alvarado||7 September 1998||6||0||Cruz Azul|
|25||MF||Érick Gutiérrez||17 June 1995||15||0||PSV|
|29||MF||Diego Lainez||9 June 2000||4||0||Betis|
|7||FW||Alexis Vega||25 November 1997||1||0||Guadalajara|
|9||FW||Raúl Jiménez||5 May 1991||70||17||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|14||FW||Javier Hernández||1 June 1988||108||51||West Ham United|
|22||FW||Hirving Lozano||30 July 1995||35||9||PSV|
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||12 May 1986||6||0||Santos Laguna||v. Chile, 22 March 2019 INJ|
|GK||Gibrán Lajud||25 December 1993||1||0||Tijuana||Training Camp, 10–13 February 2019|
|GK||José de Jesús Corona||28 January 1981||55||0||Cruz Azul||v. Argentina, 20 November 2018|
|GK||Alfredo Talavera||18 September 1982||28||0||Toluca||2018 FIFA World Cup|
|GK||Rodolfo Cota||3 July 1987||2||0||León||2018 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|DF||Hiram Mier||25 August 1989||13||0||Guadalajara||Training Camp, 10–13 February 2019|
|DF||Jesús Angulo||30 January 1998||3||0||Santos Laguna||Training Camp, 10–13 February 2019|
|DF||Julio César Domínguez||8 November 1987||18||0||Cruz Azul||v. Argentina, 20 November 2018|
|DF||Érick Aguirre||23 February 1997||4||0||Pachuca||v. Argentina, 20 November 2018|
|DF||Gerardo Arteaga||7 September 1998||4||0||Santos Laguna||v. Argentina, 20 November 2018|
|DF||Josecarlos Van Rankin||14 May 1993||1||0||Guadalajara||v. Chile, 16 October 2018|
|DF||Hugo Ayala||31 March 1987||47||1||UANL||v. United States, 11 September 2018|
|DF||Oswaldo Alanís||18 March 1989||23||2||Oviedo||v. United States, 11 September 2018|
|DF||José Abella||10 February 1994||1||0||Santos Laguna||v. United States, 11 September 2018|
|DF||Jair Pereira||7 July 1986||8||0||Guadalajara||2018 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|MF||Javier Aquino||11 February 1990||54||0||UANL||Training Camp, 10–13 February 2019|
|MF||Jesús Dueñas||16 March 1989||25||1||UANL||Training Camp, 10–13 February 2019|
|MF||Orbelín Pineda||24 March 1996||15||1||Cruz Azul||Training Camp, 10–13 February 2019|
|MF||Juan Pablo Vigón||20 July 1991||0||0||Atlas||Training Camp, 10–13 February 2019|
|MF||Marco Fabián||21 July 1989||42||9||Philadelphia Union||v. Argentina, 20 November 2018|
|MF||Javier Güémez||17 October 1991||15||0||Querétaro||v. Argentina, 20 November 2018|
|MF||Jürgen Damm||7 November 1992||12||1||UANL||v. Chile, 16 October 2018|
|MF||Jonathan González||13 April 1999||2||0||Monterrey||v. Chile, 16 October 2018|
|MF||Elías Hernández||29 April 1988||25||4||Cruz Azul||v. United States, 11 September 2018|
|MF||Giovani dos Santos||11 May 1989||106||19||Unattached||2018 FIFA World Cup|
|MF||Héctor Herrera||19 April 1990||70||5||Porto||2018 FIFA World Cup|
|MF||Jesús Molina||29 March 1988||32||0||Guadalajara||2018 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|MF||Jorge Hernández||10 June 1989||10||0||Pachuca||2018 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|MF||Omar Govea||18 January 1996||3||0||Royal Antwerp||2018 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|FW||Jesús Manuel Corona||6 January 1993||40||7||Porto||v. Chile, 22 March 2019 INJ|
|FW||Henry Martín||18 November 1992||5||1||América||Training Camp, 10–13 February 2019|
|FW||Alan Pulido||8 March 1991||13||5||Guadalajara||v. Argentina, 20 November 2018|
|FW||Ángel Zaldívar||8 February 1994||6||0||Monterrey||v. Argentina, 20 November 2018|
|FW||Carlos Vela||1 March 1989||72||19||LAFC||2018 FIFA World Cup|
INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
Win Draw Loss
Players in bold text are still active with Mexico. As of 24 March 2019.
Players in bold text are still active with Mexico. As of 27 March 2019.
|7||Luis Roberto Alves||1988–2001||84||30||0.36|
For the all-time record of the national team against opposing nations, see the team's all-time record page.
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|1934||Did not qualify||4||3||0||1||14||7|
|1970||Quarter-finals||6th||4||2||1||1||6||4||Qualified as hosts|
|1974||Did not qualify||9||6||2||1||18||8|
|1982||Did not qualify||9||2||5||2||14||8|
|1986||Quarter-finals||6th||5||3||2||0||6||2||Qualified as hosts|
|1994||Round of 16||13th||4||1||2||1||4||4||12||9||1||2||38||8|
|2022||To be determined||To be determined|
|2026||To be determined||To be determined|
|FIFA Confederations Cup record|
|1992||Did not qualify|
|2003||Did not qualify|
|2009||Did not qualify|
|CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup record|
|1985||Hosted 1986 World Cup|
|CONMEBOL Copa América record|
|Olympic Games record|
|1936||Did not enter|
|1952||Did not qualify|
|1980||Did not qualify|
|2000||Did not qualify|
|2008||Did not qualify|
|Total||1 gold medal||11/25||39||13||12||14||52||66|
The 1993 Copa América Final was the final match of the 1993 Copa América. It was held on July 4, 1993, in Guayaquil. Argentina won the match 2–1 against Mexico. This was the first time a non-CONMEBOL nation played in a Copa América final.
Argentina won the Copa América for the 14th time, and defended their title.2001 Copa América Final
The 2001 Copa América Final was the final match of the 2001 Copa América. It was held on July 29, 2001 in Bogotá. Colombia won the match 1–0 against Mexico. Colombia became the seventh of sixteen participant countries to win the Copa América.Enrique Meza
Enrique Meza Enríquez (born March 3, 1948 in Mexico City) is the current manager for Puebla. Prior to pursuing a career in coaching, he was a goalkeeper for Cruz Azul during their dynasty of the 1970s, albeit a backup to legendary goalkeeper Miguel Marín. He retired in 1976 and is one of the most successful managers of the professional era of the Liga MX.György Orth
György Orth (30 April 1901 – 11 January 1962) was a Hungarian footballer and manager. As well as being involved in football in his homeland, he also managed in Italy, Chile, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Portugal. One of best footballers of his generation, György Orth was an attacking midfielder or forward renowned for his technique and pace.Héctor Hernández
Héctor Hernández García (6 December 1935 – 15 June 1984) is a former Mexican football forward.Ignacio Jáuregui
Ignacio Jáuregui Díaz (born 31 July 1938) is a Mexican football defender and manager.Ignacio Trelles
Ignacio "Nacho" Trelles Campos (born 31 July 1916) is a Mexican former football player and coach. He had five tenures as coach of the Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team) in 106 international matches, and was in charge of the Mexico squads at FIFA World Cup tournaments: 1962 and 1966. He guided Mexico to their first win in a FIFA World Cup when they defeated Czechoslovakia 3–1 in the 1962 FIFA World Cup in Chile. At the 1962 FIFA World Cup, Mexico finished eleventh, which was their best ranking in a World Cup outside home soil until 2002 where they also ranked eleventh.
With professional clubs, he has coached 1083 matches, collected 463 wins, 319 draws and 301 losses. He took Cruz Azul to consecutive México Primera División (Mexico First Division) championships, 1979 and 1980; a feat the team has yet to repeat. He turned 100 in July 2016.José Antonio Roca
José Antonio Roca García (24 May 1928 at Mexico City – 4 May 2007 at Mexico City) was a former Mexican football player and manager.Luis Fernando Tena
Luis Fernando Tena Garduño (born 20 January 1958 in Mexico City) is a Mexican football coach.
He coached the Mexico U-23 national team that won the Football Gold Medal at the London 2012 Olympics.Mexico national football team all-time record
The list shown below shows the Mexico national football team's all-time international record against opposing nations. The stats are composed of FIFA World Cup, FIFA World Cup Qualifying, FIFA Confederations Cup, CONCACAF Gold Cup (including CONCACAF Championship), CONCACAF Cup, Summer Olympics, and Copa America matches, as well as international friendly matches.Mexico national under-15 football team
The Mexico national U-15 football team represents Mexico in tournaments and friendly matches at the Under-15 level. They have appeared in one CONCACAF Under-15 Championship in 2017, where they finished as champions.Mexico national under-17 football team
The Mexico U-17 national football team is one of the younger teams that represents Mexico in football, and is controlled by the Mexican Football Federation (Spanish: Federación Mexicana de Fútbol). A two-time FIFA U-17 World Cup champion, the team has enjoyed recent success as it was crowned champions in the 2005 and 2011 editions of the tournament. In 2011, Mexico hosted and subsequently won the tournament by defeating Uruguay, becoming the only time a host nation has ever won this tournament. Mexico has participated in 13 of the 17 FIFA U-16/U-17 World Cup events.Mexico national under-20 football team
The Mexico national under-20 football team represents Mexico in association football at the under-20 age level, and is controlled by the Mexican Football Federation (FMF), the governing body of football in Mexico.
The team has won the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship a record thirteen times across its various formats. Mexico has also qualified to the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 15 of the 21 occasions that the tournament has been held. Mexico's best finish came at the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship, the first ever edition of a FIFA-sanctioned youth tournament. They also managed a third-place finish at the 2011 edition.Mexico national under-21 football team
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Miguel Mejía Barón (born 17 April 1944) is a Mexican retired footballer and manager.
He currently works as a technical assistant of Ricardo Ferretti in Tigres UANL.Octavio Vial
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Rafael Garza Gutiérrez, nicknamed "Récord" (13 December 1896 in Mexico City– 3 July 1974), was a Mexican footballer and coach. He, along with other members of the Garza family, are recognized as the founders of Club América. He was a defender for that club as well as the Selección de fútbol de México (Mexico national team). Upon retiring, he took the reins of his beloved club as an executive and later served as the national team manager on four separate occasions.. He is an Olympian.Raúl Cárdenas
Raúl Cárdenas de la Vega (30 October 1928 – 26 March 2016) was a Mexican football player and coach, and was an Olympian. He was born in Mexico City.
|28 May Friendly||Mexico||0–0||Wales||Pasadena, United States|
|18:00 (UTC−7)||Report||Stadium: Rose Bowl|
Referee: Armando Villarreal (United States)
|2 June Friendly||Mexico||1–0||Scotland||Mexico City, Mexico|
|19:00 (UTC−5)||G. dos Santos 13'||Report||Stadium: Estadio Azteca|
Referee: Henry Bejarano (Costa Rica)
|9 June Friendly||Denmark||2–0||Mexico||Brøndby, Denmark|
|20:00 (UTC+2)||Poulsen 71'
|Report||Stadium: Brøndby Stadium|
Referee: Kai Erik Steen (Norway)
|17 June 2018 FIFA World Cup||Germany||0–1||Mexico||Moscow, Russia|
|18:00 (UTC+3)||Report||Lozano 35'||Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium|
Referee: Alireza Faghani (Iran)
|23 June 2018 FIFA World Cup||South Korea||1–2||Mexico||Rostov-on-Don, Russia|
|18:00 (UTC+3)||Son Heung-min 90+3'||Report||Vela 26' (pen.)
|Stadium: Rostov Arena|
Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
|27 June 2018 FIFA World Cup||Mexico||0–3||Sweden||Yekaterinburg, Russia|
|19:00 (UTC+5)||Report||Augustinsson 50'
Granqvist 62' (pen.)
Álvarez 74' (o.g.)
|Stadium: Central Stadium|
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
|2 July 2018 FIFA World Cup||Brazil||2–0||Mexico||Samara, Russia|
|18:00 (UTC+4)||Neymar 51'
|Report||Stadium: Cosmos Arena|
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
|7 September Friendly||Mexico||1–4||Uruguay||Houston, United States|
|21:00 (UTC−6)||Jiménez 25' (pen.)||Report||Giménez 21'
Suárez 32', 40' (pen.)
|Stadium: NRG Stadium|
Referee: Ismail Elfath (United States)
|11 September Friendly||United States||1–0||Mexico||Nashville, United States|
|20:30 (UTC−6)||Adams 71'||Report||Stadium: Nissan Stadium|
Referee: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)
|11 October Friendly||Mexico||3–2||Costa Rica||San Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico|
|20:30 (UTC−6)||Report||Stadium: Estadio Universitario|
Referee: Óscar Moncada (Honduras)
|16 October Friendly||Mexico||0–1||Chile||Querétaro City, Mexico|
|20:45 (UTC−6)||Report||Castillo 89'||Stadium: Estadio Corregidora|
Referee: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)
|16 November Friendly||Argentina||2–0||Mexico||Córdoba, Argentina|
|21:00 (UTC–3)||Report||Stadium: Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes|
Referee: Esteban Ostojich (Uruguay)
|20 November Friendly||Argentina||2–0||Mexico||Mendoza, Argentina|
|21:00 (UTC–3)||Report||Stadium: Estadio Malvinas Argentinas|
Referee: Andrés Rojas (Colombia)
|22 March Friendly||Mexico||3–1||Chile||San Diego, United States|
||Stadium: SDCCU Stadium|
Referee: Ted Unkel (United States)
|26 March Friendly||Mexico||4–2||Paraguay||Santa Clara, United States|
|19:00 (UTC−8)||Report||Stadium: Levi's Stadium|
Referee: Keylor Herrera (Costa Rica)
|5 June Friendly||Mexico||v||Venezuela||Atlanta, United States|
|Report||Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium|
|9 June Friendly||Mexico||v||Ecuador||Arlington, United States|
|Stadium: AT&T Stadium|
|15 June 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup||Mexico||v||Cuba||Pasadena, United States|
|Stadium: Rose Bowl|
|19 June 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup||Mexico||v||Canada||Denver, United States|
|Stadium: Broncos Stadium at Mile High|
|23 June 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup||Martinique||v||Mexico||Charlotte, United States|
|Stadium: Bank of America Stadium|
Mexico national football team
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FIFA World Cup appearances
Mexico national football team squads
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Mexico national football team – Achievements and Awards