Only Argentina, Brazil, Germany and Italy have made more World Cup appearances than Mexico
Previous World Cup matches: 16
Official names:0 to
Good finishStage: Quarterfinal (1970, 1986)
World Cup historyW16 D14 L27
A great success: 4-0 vs El Salvador (1970)
Player to watch: Raul Jimenez
Layout: 9 p.m
Changes: Poland (November 22), Argentina (November 26), Saudi Arabia (November 30)
Mexico, who are leading the competition, are participating in their eighth consecutive World Cup and their 16th. Only Argentina, Brazil, Germany and Italy have made more World Cup appearances than Mexico.
El Tri’s road to Qatar has not been easy, with tough battles and narrow victories. The team, the best in CONCACAF, finished second in the eight-team tournament behind Canada on goal difference.
They were unable to beat Canada and the United States, who finished third behind El Tri, in both home and away games.
Ranked ninth in the world, Mexico never made it past the quarterfinals. In the last seven editions, Mexico have been sent home in the first round of knockouts.
For beautiful and violent Mexican travel agents, reach out the fifth game (fifth game) at the World Cup has been interesting. But it won’t be easy to improve their recent World Cup record as they are in Group C alongside the likes of Argentina.
They will also face Poland, whose attack is led by Robert Lewandowski, the winner of this year’s Gerd Muller trophy for the best player. Lewandowski was selected as the 2020 FIFA Young Player of the Year after scoring 41 league goals for Bayern Munich – a Bundesliga record. El Tri will also lock horns with Saudi Arabia.
Mexico’s manager, Argentina’s Gerardo “Tata” Martino, is expected to select a team of experienced and young players. Goalkeeper, Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa, 37 years old, hopes to participate in the fifth, and final, World Cup.
Former Manchester United player Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, 34, is hoping to get on the plane but the country’s best player has not had an easy relationship with Martino, the former Barcelona manager who also played for Argentina.
Martino has left Chicharito in previous teams. In September, he announced that he would not take the underdog to Qatar despite Chicharito having an impressive season in MLS with his team LA Galaxy. If he goes to Qatar, it will be his fourth World Cup.