Wednesday, June 26, 2013

MEXICO NATIONAL TEAM



The Mexico national team is one of the strong teams in both North and South America. Whether it plays against Brazil or Argentina or USA then we expect beautiful tactical football by the Mexican side. The quality of Mexico team can be revealed by the rankings in that the team has never exceeded position 33. It is currently ranked 17th in the world. Mexico national team is nicknamed El Tricocor.  

The current team coach of Mexico is Jose Manuel de la Torre. The top goal scorer in Mexico national team history has been Jared Borgetti. Jared has netted a total of 46 goals.
The player which has played many times in the national team of Mexico is Claudio Suarez, and he has played a total of 178 matches.

Brazil vs Mexico in 2013 FIFA confederations Cup

In the 1990 FIFA world cup, Mexico was not allowed to participate because of recruiting the players which exceeded the age limit allowed by FIFA in the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship. This disqualification applied even to the Mexico senior national team, and Mexico was banned out.
Probably, the disqualification of Mexico from participating in the 1990 world cup, gave them a special eagerness in the Copa America tournament in 1993. In that competition, Mexico fought hard and reached the final. In the final Mexico played against Argentina and lost 2-1.

In 1999 it was another success time for the Mexico national team. Mexico hosted the FIFA confederations cup. A total of 8 teams participated in the confederations cup. Mexico was in group A with Saudi Arabia, Bolivia and Egypt. Mexico started its campaign with Saudi Arabia and it won by 5-1. With Egypt the match ended on a 2-2 draw. The other match was against Bolivia where Mexico won by 1-0.

Mexico led group A with 7 points and faced USA in the knock out stage. In the match against USA Mexico continued to shine as it won the match by 1-0. Mexico played in the final with Brazil. At the final match there were a total of 7 goals and Mexico won by 4-3. Brazil reached the final after defeating Saudi Arabia by 8-2. Ronaldinho scored a hat trick in that match. 

Mexico vs Netherlands FIFA World Cup 1998

In CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2011 Mexico was placed in group A with Cuba, El Salvador and Costa Rica. Mexico won all their matches and exceeded in the quarter finals where they met Guatemala. Mexico defeated Guatemala by 2-1. In the semi-finals Mexico won their match against Honduras by 2-0 to reach the final. In the final match Mexico played against USA. Honduras came from behind in the final match when USA was two goals ahead and overturned the results to become 4-2. At last Mexico won the CONCACAF and qualified for the 2013 confederations cup.