Mexico

Mexico

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World Cup 2014 Mexico National Team

  • FIFA country code: MEX
  • FIFA member since: 1929
  • Confederation: CONCACAF
  • Confederation member since: 1961
  • Sub confederation: NAFU
  • Association: Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación
  • In English: Mexican Football Federation
  • Association founded: 1927
  • Most caps: Claudio Suárez (178)
  • Top scorer: Jared Borgetti (46)
  • 1st World Cup win: 3-1 Czechoslovakia in Chile ’62
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Juan Carreño (1930)
  • World Cup top scorer: Luis Hernández (4)

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World Cup 2014 Mexico National Team

World Cup 2014 Mexico Schedule Group A

Match
Date
Time
City
Country
Results
Country
1 12/06 17:00 São Paulo World Cup Brazil 2014 Brazil team Brazil Croatia World Cup Brazil 2014 Croatia team
2 13/06 13:00 Natal World Cup Brazil 2014 Mexico team Mexico Cameroon World Cup Brazil 2014 Cameroon team
17 17/06 16:00 Fortaleza World Cup Brazil 2014 Brazil team Brazil Mexico World Cup Brazil 2014 Mexico team
18 18/06 18:00 Manaus World Cup Brazil 2014 Cameroon team Cameroon Croatia World Cup Brazil 2014 Croatia team
33 23/06 17:00 Brasilia World Cup Brazil 2014 Cameroon team Cameroon Brazil World Cup Brazil 2014 Brazil team
34 23/06 17:00 Recife World Cup Brazil 2014 Croatia team Croatia Mexico World Cup Brazil 2014 Mexico team

Mexico is the 31st country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 20th of November 2013. Mexico ended as number 4 of the CONCACAF qualifications, which meant the intercontinental play-offs had to be played. Their opponent was New Zealand, the number 1 OFC country which only played twice in a World Cup. Their first match basically said enough. The World Cup 2014 Mexico national team won with an impressive 5-1 score. Paul Aguilar, Raúl Jiménez, Oribe Peralta and Rafael Márquez were the goal scorers. In their 2nd match Mexico crushed New Zealand again with a 4-2 score this time. Oribe Peralta scored a hat-trick and Carlos Alberto Peña scored the 4th goal. With an impressive aggregate score of 9-3, Mexico survived the play-offs without breaking a sweat and qualified for the World Cup Brazil.

 

Team
MP
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Brazil team Brazil
World Cup Brazil 2014 Croatia team Croatia
World Cup Brazil 2014 Mexico team Mexico
World Cup Brazil 2014 Cameroon team Cameroon

 

World Cup 2014 Mexico Players

The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Mexico national team are:

Goalkeepers
Defenders
Midfielders
Forwards
José de Jesús Corona
Alfredo Talavera
Guillermo Ochoa
Paul Aguilar
Miguel Layún
Héctor Moreno
Diego Reyes
Francisco Rodriguez
Rafael Márquez
Carlos Salcido
Héctor Herrera
José Juan Vázquez
Juan Carlos Medina
Carlos Peña
Javier Aquino
Isaác Brizuela
Marco Fabián
Andrés Guardado
Oribe Peralta
Javier Hernández
Raúl Jiménez
Alan Pulido
Giovani dos Santos

Head Coach: Miguel Herrera (Mexican)
Captain: Rafael Márquez

World Cup 2014 Mexico National Team Jerseys

Mexico home and away jerseys by Adidas

Mexico World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 14

Year
Round
Position
GP
W
D
L
GS
GA
1930 Group Stage 13 3 0 0 3 4 13
1950 Group Stage 12 3 0 0 2 2 8
1954 Group Stage 13 2 0 0 2 2 8
1958 Group Stage 16 3 0 1 2 1 8
1962 Group Stage 11 3 1 0 2 3 4
1966 Group Stage 12 3 0 2 1 1 3
1970 Quarter-Finals 6 4 2 1 1 6 4
1978 Group Stage 16 3 0 0 3 2 12
1986 Quarter-Finals 6 5 3 2 0 6 2
1994 Round of 16 13 4 1 2 1 4 4
1998 Round of 16 13 4 1 2 1 8 7
2002 Round of 16 11 4 2 1 1 4 4
2006 Round of 16 15 4 1 1 2 5 5
2010 Round of 16 14 4 1 1 2 4 5
Total Quarter-Finals 6 49 12 13 24 52 89

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

1986 – Quarter-Final: This was the 2nd time Mexico reached the Quarter-Finals, but this time 5 matches were played and there was a goal difference of 4. Mexico lost against West Germany with 4-1 due to the penalty shootout.

Worst Performance

1978 – Group stage: All 3 group 2 matches were lost and Mexico had a goal difference of -10.

Did You Know Mexico:

  • Has the following nicknames: El TricolorEl Tri and La Verde
  • Is rivals with USAArgentina and Brazil
  • Is historically the most successful CONCACAF team since they won the Confederations Cup in 1999 (official FIFA recognized title)
  • Has participated in an impressive amount of 15 World Cups, but reached the Quarter-Finals only twice (1970, 1986)
  • Coincidentally reached both Quarter-Finals when the World Cup was hosted in Mexico
  • Has the record for most defeats (24 matches) suffered by a country in World Cup history
  • Has the record of having lost 9 consecutive World Cup matches from 1930 till 1958
  • Scored the most own goals (3) in World Cup history so far: in 1930, 1954 and 1970
  • Only failed 3 times to qualify for a World Cup (1934, 1974,1982)
  • Played against Argentina in 1930 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Player Manuel Rosas is the first player in World Cup history to have scored a penalty (against Argentina in the 1930 World Cup)
  • Player Manuel Rosas became the first player in World Cup history to have scored an own goal, in the World Cup 1930 group match against Chile
  • Player Manuel Rosas and his brother Felipe Rosas played together in the 1930 World Cup
  • Player Rafael Garza Gutiérrez and his brother Francisco Garza Gutiérrez played together in the 1930 World Cup
  • Withdrew from qualifying for the 1934 World Cup
  • Played against Brazil in 1950 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Player Tomás Balcázar played in the 1954 World Cup and his sonJavier Hernández Gutiérrez played in the 1986 World Cup
  • Player Tomás Balcázar played in the 1954 World Cup and his grandson Javier Hernández played in the 2010 World Cup
  • Goalkeeper Antonio Carbajal is the first player ever to appear in 5 consecutive World Cups (1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966)
  • Finally won their first World Cup match in 1962 (against Czechoslovakia) after having lost a record of 9 matches in a row in the 1930, 1950, 1954 and 1958 World Cups
  • Player Juan Basaguren is the first World Cup substitute to have scored a goal in the 1970 World Cup match against El Salvador
  • Defender José Vantolrá who played in the 1970 World Cup, is the son of Martín Vantolrá who played in the 1934 World Cup for Spain
  • Defender Ignacio Flores played in the 1978 World Cup and his brother Luis Flores in the 1986 World Cup
  • Was banned by FIFA from qualifying for the 1990 World Cup,since over-aged players participated during the FIFA international youth tournament (also called the cachirules scandal)
  • Striker Hugo Sánchez has the longest span of World Cup appearances together with 5 other players (including Antonio Carbajal): 16 years (1978,1986,1994)
  • Midfielder Javier Hernández Gutiérrez played in the 1986 World Cup and his son Javier Hernández played in the 2010 World Cup
  • Played against USA in 2002 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Lost a controversial 2010 World Cup Round of 16 match against Argentina with 3-1, where a goal scored by Argentina was incorrectly allowed
  • Lost in both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups the Round of 16 match against Argentina
  • Lost the Round of 16 for the 5th time straight in the 2010 World Cup
  • Will be based in Santos, São Paulo during the 2014 World Cup

World Cup Awards

When
What
Who
1998 Bronze Boot (4 goals) Luis Hernández

Curious which place FIFA gave Mexico in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups Mexico has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

Mexico in Action

Mexico Defeats Czechoslovakia With 3-1 – 1962 World Cup

 

 

Mexico Defeats El Salvador With 4-0 – 1970 World Cup

 

 

Mexico Defeats Belgium With 1-0 – 1970 World Cup

 

 

Mexico Defeats Belgium With 1-2 – 1986 World Cup

 

 

Mexico Defeats Bulgaria With 2-0 in the Round of 16 – 1986 World Cup

 

 

Mexico Defeats Republic of Ireland With 2-1 – 1994 World Cup

 

 

Mexico Defeats South Korea With 1-3 – 1998 World Cup

 

 

Mexico Defeats Ecuador With 2-1 – 2002 World Cup

 

 

Mexico Defeats Iran With 3-1 – 2006 World Cup

 

 

Mexico Defeats France With 0-2 – 2010 World Cup

 

 

Mexico Loses Memorable Round of 16 Match Against Argentina – 2010 World Cup

 

 

Mexico Qualified For World Cup Brazil

 

 

Mexico: 2014 World Cup Profile

 

 

Source – worldcupbrazil.net