Mexico’s men’s national soccer team is ranked No. 17 in the world by FIFA as of February 2018.
El Tri (a reference to the Tricolor of the Mexican flag) play CONCACAF soccer at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.
Mexico National Soccer Team
Coach Juan Carlos Osorio (Colombian)
Colombian Juan Osorio has coached the Mexican National Soccer Team since October 2015. He started his coaching career with the New York Red Bulls. In Colombia Osario coached Atlético Nacional and Once Caldas. He won Colombia Primera A, Copa Colombia, and the Superliga Colombia. Most recently Osario coached São Paulo.
The Mexican press has been giving Osorio a hard time lately. But after defeating Germany in their first 2018 World Cup game, Osorio is getting some respect.
Of course Ximena says the reason the Mexican men’s national team is doing well is because their coach is Colombian. Ha!
Starters in Game 1 against Germany are bolded.
- José Corona (#1) plays for Cruz Azul in Liga MX
- Alfredo Talavera (#12) plays for Toluca in Liga MX
- Guillermo Ochoa (#13) plays for Standard Liège in Belgian First Division A
- Hugo Ayala Castro (#2)
- Carlos Salcedo Hernández (#3)
- Diego Reyes (#5)
- Héctor Moreno Herrera (#15)
- Edson Álvarez (#21)
- Jesús Gallardo Vasconcelos (23)
- Rafael Márquez (#4) is a veteran who plays for Atlas in Liga MX
- Jonathan Dos Santos (#6)
- Marco Fabián (#8)
- Giovani Dos Santos (#10)
- Héctor Herrera López (#16)
- Andrés Guaradado (#18)
- Miguel Layún (#7)
- Raúl Jiménez (#9)
- Carlos Vela Garrido (#11)
- Javier Hernández (#14) plays for West Ham United in English Premier League
- Jesús Corona (#17)
- Oribe Peralta (#19)
- Javier Aquino (#20)
- Hirving Lozano (#22)
Mexico Soccer Rivalries
Our biggest rival is the United States. We usually beat them.
Mexico Soccer Championships
FIFA Confederations Cup
2012 gold medal winners
CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup
We dominate CONCACAF soccer.
We were champions in 2015, 2011, 2009, 2003, 1998, 1996, 1993, 1977, 1971, and 1965.
In 2017, we reached the semi finals and placed third.
Mexico Soccer Friendly Exhibitions
Mexico is warming up for the World Cup with these friendly exhibitions.
Mexico 3 – 0 Iceland
Levi’s Stadium; Santa Clara, California
Friday, March 23, 2018 at 10:30 pm
Mexico 0 – 1 Croatia
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 10 pm
Nestor Araujo was taken off in a stretcher 15 minutes in with a possible knee sprain. Croatia won on a penalty kick by Ivan Rakitic.
Mexico 0 – 0 Wales
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Monday, May 28, 2018 at 9 pm ET
Mexico 1 – 0 Scotland
Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 8 pm ET
Denmark 2 – 0 Mexico
Brøndby Stadion in Brøndby, Denmark
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 2 pm ET
Mexico World Cup 2018
Mexico has qualified for sixteen World Cups, including every World Cup since 1994. We generally make it through the Group Stage. Our best results were Quarter Finals in 1970 and 1986. In 2014, we finished 10th in the Round of 16.
In 2018, Mexico is in World Cup Group F with favorite Germany.
Germany 0 – 1 Mexico
Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 11 am
Left winger Lozano scored at 35 minutes and Mexico held on to defeat the world champions and one of the 2018 favorites. Anything is possible now.
Korea Republic vs Mexico
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11 am
Mexico vs Sweden
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10 am