Fifa Ranking: 16
Football in Mexico was first organized in the early 20th century by European immigrant groups, notable miners from Cornwall, England, and in later years Spanish exiles fleeing the Spanish Civil War.
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 it won 2–1. On 12 December, the match ended in a 2–0 win over Mexico, and the final game of the series ended in a 3–3 draw. The manager of 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 In Fifa World Cup:
The Mexico national football team (Spanish: Selección de fútbol de México) represents it in international football. It is fielded by the Mexican Football Federation (Spanish: Federación Mexicana de Fútbol), the governing body of football in it, and competes as a member of CONCACAF, which encompasses the countries of North and Central America, and the Caribbean. Mexico’s home stadium is the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, and the head coach is Juan Carlos Osorio.
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 and Germany, are the only nations to make it out of the group stage over the last six 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.
JUAN CARLOS OSORIO:
MEX – PAN (1-0) 1 SEP 2017:
Sealing their spot in Russia, Hirving Lozano applied a bullet header to Jesus Corona’s well-worked cross to dispatch Panama to conjure a deafening roar from the Estadio Azteca.
Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer, Hernandez appeared at South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014, scoring three times during those two global finals. Nicknamed ‘Chicharito’, the forward won the FIFA Club World Cup title with Real Madrid in 2014.