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Mexico national football team

Mexico national football team
National Football Team
NameMexico
NicknameEl Tricolor, El Tri
(The Tricolor)
AssociationMexican Football Federation
Sub confederationNAFU (North America)
ConfederationCONCACAF
Head coachJosé Manuel de la Torre
CaptainRafael Márquez
Most capsClaudio Suárez (178)
Top scorerJared Borgetti (46)
Home stadiumEstadio Azteca
FIFA codeMEX
FIFA ranking20
Highest FIFA ranking4 (May June 2006,)
Lowest FIFA ranking33 (July 2009)
Elo ranking12
Highest Elo ranking5 (July 2011)
Lowest Elo ranking47 (February 1979)
World Cup Statistics
First internationalGuatemala 2 3 Mexico Mexico
(Guatemala, Guatemala; 1 January 1923)
Biggest winMexico Mexico 13 0 Bahamas
(Toluca, Mexico; Apr 28, 1987)
Biggest defeatEngland 8 0 Mexico Mexico
(London, England; May 10, 1961)
Appearances14
First World Cup1930
Best resultQuarter-finals, 1970 and 1986
Regional cup statistics
CONCACAF Championship
& Gold Cup
Appearances18
First apps.1963
Best resultWinners, 1965, 1971, 1977, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011
Copa América
Appearances7
First apps.1993
Best result2nd place, 1993 and 2001
Confederations Cup Statistics
Appearances5
First apps.1995
Best resultWinners, 1999

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The Mexican national football team represents Mexico in association football and is governed by the Mexican Football Federation (FMF), the governing body for football in Mexico. Mexico's home stadium is the Estadio Azteca and their head coach is José Manuel de la Torre. The team is currently ranked 20th in the FIFA World Rankings and 12th in the World Football Elo Ratings.

Mexico has qualified for fourteen World Cups and has qualified consecutively since 1994; Mexico played France in the very first match of the first World Cup on 13 July 1930. Mexico's best progression was reaching the Quarterfinals in both the 1970 and 1986 FIFA World Cups, both of which were staged on Mexican soil.

Mexico is historically the most successful national team in the CONCACAF region, as they are the only team from the region to win an official FIFA recognized title. They hold one FIFA Confederations Cup, nine CONCACAF championships, including six CONCACAF Gold Cups, one North American Nations Cup and two NAFC Championships.

Although Mexico is under the jurisdiction of CONCACAF, the national football team has been regularly invited to compete in the Copa América since Ecuador 1993 finishing as runner-up twice and obtaining the third place medal on three occasions.


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