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Mexico


Federation founded: 1927
FIFA member since: 1929
Confederation: CONCACAF
Colours: Green, white and red
Nickname: El Tricolor
World Cups qualified for: 15 (of 20)
Best results: Quarterfinal 1970, 1986

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 53 W 14 D 14 L 25 GF 57 GA 92 Pts 56
Mexico are 13th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 First round 13 Squad
1934 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1938 Did not enter
1950 First round 12 Squad Qualifiers
1954 First round 13 Squad Qualifiers
1958 First round 16 Squad Qualifiers
1962 First round 11 Squad Qualifiers
1966 First round 12 Squad Qualifiers
1970 Quarterfinal 6 Squad Hosts
1974 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1978 First round 16 Squad Qualifiers
1982 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1986 Quarterfinal 6 Squad Hosts
1990 Banned*
1994 Round of 16 13 Squad Qualifiers
1998 Round of 16 13 Squad Qualifiers
2002 Round of 16 11 Squad Qualifiers
2006 Round of 16 15 Squad Qualifiers
2010 Round of 16 14 Squad Qualifiers
2014 Round of 16 10 Squad Qualifiers
* Banned for use of overaged players in a FIFA youth tournament.

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) -
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 1970, 1986
Biggest win 4-0 vs El Salvador 1970
Biggest loss 0-6 vs West Germany 1978
Most wins in a row 2
Most losses in a row 9
Longest unbeaten run 6
Longest run without win 13
Longest run qualifying 6 (1950-70) & (1994-14)
Longest run not qualifying 2 (1934-38)
Penalty shoot-outs 0 win, 2 losses
MEX vs Europe W8 - D9 - L15
MEX vs South America W1 - D3 - L8
MEX vs Asia W3 - D0 - L0
MEX vs Africa W1 - D2 - L1
MEX vs N/C America W1 - D0 - L1

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Rafael Marquez 16 2002-14
Cuauhtemoc Blanco 11 1998-10
Antonio Carbajal 11 1950-66
Gerardo Torrado 11 2002-10
Carlos Salcido 10 2006-14
Salvador Reyes 9 1958-66
Francisco Rodriguez 9 2006-14

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Luis Hernandez 4 1998-02
Cuauhtemoc Blanco 3 1998-10
Javier Hernandez 3 2010-14
Rafael Marquez 3 2002-14
Jared Borgetti 2 2002-06
Omar Bravo 2 2006
Luis Garcia 2 1994
Alberto Garcia Aspe 2 1994-02
Ricardo Pelaez 2 1998
Fernando Quirarte 2 1986
Manuel Rosas 2 1930
Javier Valdivia 2 1970


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1930 1R France L 1-4 1R Chile L 0-3 1R Argentina L 3-6 1950 1R Brazil L 0-4 1R Yugoslavia L 1-4 1R Switzerland L 1-2 1954 1R Brazil L 0-5 1R France L 2-3 1958 1R Sweden L 0-3 1R Wales D 1-1 1R Hungary L 0-4 1962 1R Brazil L 0-2 1R Spain L 0-1 1R Czechoslovakia W 3-1 1966 1R France D 1-1 1R England L 0-2 1R Uruguay D 0-0 1970 1R Soviet Union D 0-0 1R El Salvador W 4-0 1R Belgium W 1-0 QF Italy L 1-4 1978 1R Tunisia L 1-3 1R West Germany L 0-6 1R Poland L 1-3 1986 1R Belgium W 2-1 1R Paraguay D 1-1 1R Iraq W 1-0 2R Bulgaria W 2-0 QF West Germany [1-4 ap] D 0-0 1994 1R Norway L 0-1 1R Rep. of Ireland W 2-1 1R Italy D 1-1 2R Bulgaria [1-3 ap] D 1-1 1998 1R South Korea W 3-1 1R Belgium D 2-2 1R Netherlands D 2-2 2R Germany L 1-2 2002 1R Croatia W 1-0 1R Ecuador W 2-1 1R Italy D 1-1 2R United States L 0-2 2006 1R Iran W 3-1 1R Angola D 0-0 1R Portugal L 1-2 2R Argentina [aet] L 1-2 2010 1R South Africa D 1-1 1R France W 2-0 1R Uruguay L 0-1 2R Argentina L 1-3 2014 1R Cameroon W 1-0 1R Brazil D 0-0 1R Croatia W 3-1 2R Netherlands L 1-2



 

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