The Mexico national football team ( Spanish : Selección de fútbol de México ) represents Mexico in international football . It is fielded by the Mexican Football Federation ( Spanish : Federación Mexicana de Fútbol ), the governing body of football in Mexico , 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. [12]

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.

Mexico is historically the most successful national team in the CONCACAF region, having won ten confederation titles, including seven CONCACAF Gold Cups and three CONCACAF Championships (the precursor to the Gold Cup), as well as three NAFC Championships , one North American Nations Cup , and one CONCACAF Cup . Mexico is the only team from CONCACAF to have won an official FIFA competition, winning the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup . Although Mexico is under the jurisdiction of CONCACAF, the national team has been regularly invited to compete in the Copa América since 1993 , finishing runner-up twice – in 1993 and 2001 – and obtaining the third-place medal on three occasions.

History

Early years

Football in Mexico was first organized in the early 20th century by European immigrant groups, notably 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. [13] 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 Mexico won 2–1. On 12 December, the match ended in a 2–0 win for Mexico, and the final game of the series ended in a 3–3 draw. [14] The manager for this team was Rafael Garza Gutiérrez . [14]

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. [13]

Formation

In 1927, the official governing body of football in Mexico was founded. The 1928 Summer Olympics was Mexico's first international tournament, where Mexico lost to Spain 1–7 in the round of 16.

Mexico participated in the 1930 FIFA World Cup in Uruguay, grouped with Argentina , Chile , and France . Mexico's first match was a 4–1 loss to France, with Mexico's first World Cup goal by Juan Carreño . [15] In their second match, Mexico fell to Chile 3–0. Mexico's third match, against Argentina, featured the first penalty of the tournament, scored by Mexico's Manuel Rosas . [16]

Post-WWII

Mexico did not appear again in a FIFA World Cup tournament until the 1950 World Cup . Before 1970, Mexico struggled to make much of an impact in the World Cup. It was by far the strongest team in the North American Football Confederation and its successor, CONCACAF, but found it difficult to compete against European and South American teams. However, goalkeeper Antonio Carbajal has the distinction of being the first player ever to appear in five consecutive World Cups. [17]

In 1965, Mexico won the 1965 CONCACAF Championship to become continental champions for the first time.

In 1970, Mexico hosted the World Cup and kicked off their campaign with a scoreless draw against the Soviet Union . This was followed by a 4–0 win over El Salvador . Mexico advanced to the next round with a victory against Belgium . At the quarter-finals stage, Mexico was eliminated by Italy , losing 4–1.

Mexico failed to qualify for the 1974 World Cup , but did make it into the 1978 finals . Mexico suffered an early exit after three defeats: 0–6 against West Germany , 1–3 against Tunisia , and 1–3 to Poland . Mexico failed to qualify for the 1982 World Cup .

In 1986, Mexico again hosted the World Cup . Coached by Bora Milutinović , Mexico was placed in Group B where they defeated Belgium 2–1, drew 1–1 with Paraguay , and defeated Iraq 1–0. With this performance, Mexico won the top spot in its group, and advanced to the next round where they defeated Bulgaria 2–0. In the quarter-finals stage, Mexico lost to West Germany 1–4 in a penalty shootout after the match finished 0–0.

1990s

Mexico was disqualified from the 1990 FIFA World Cup (and other international competition) after using players over the age limit in the qualifying round for the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship , known as the "Cachirules" scandal. The punishment was applied to all Mexico national representatives of all FIFA-sanctioned tournaments.

In the 1990s, after hiring coach César Luis Menotti , Mexican football began experiencing greater international success. In the 1993 Copa América they finished second, losing to Argentina 2–1 in the final.

At the 1994 FIFA World Cup , Mexico won its group on tiebreakers, emerging from a group composed of Italy, Ireland , and Norway . However, Mexico lost in the second round to Bulgaria on penalty kicks.

At the 1998 FIFA World Cup , Mexico was placed in a group with the Netherlands , South Korea and Belgium. Mexico won their opening fixture 3–1 against South Korea. Mexico tied Belgium 2–2, and against the Netherlands earned another 2–2 draw, qualifying for the round-of-16. In the next round, Mexico lost 2–1 to Germany .

In 1999, Mexico became the first host nation to win the FIFA Confederations Cup . Mexico defeated the United States 1–0 in the semi-finals. Mexico won its first official FIFA tournament by beating Brazil 4–3 in the final.

Twenty-first century

2000s

Mexico was placed in 2002 FIFA World Cup – Group G alongside Italy, Croatia , and Ecuador . Mexico started with a 1–0 win over Croatia. In the second match, Mexico earned a 2–1 win over Ecuador. Mexico then achieved a 1–1 draw against Italy. In the second round Mexico played rivals United States, losing 2–0.

Mexico was one of eight seeded teams at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany . Mexico was in Group D with Iran , Angola and Portugal . Mexico won their opening match 3–1 against Iran. In their second match, Mexico played to a 0–0 draw against Angola. Mexico reached the round-of-16, despite losing to Portugal 2–1. In the second round, Mexico lost to Argentina 2–1.

Mexico's coach Ricardo Lavolpe stepped down after the tournament, and was succeeded by Hugo Sánchez.

After losing the final match of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup 1–2 against the United States, Mexico successfully rebounded at the 2007 Copa América . Beginning by beating Brazil 2–0, they then defeated Ecuador and tied with Chile to come first in Group B . In the quarter-finals, Mexico beat Paraguay 6–0, but lost in the semi-finals 3–0 to Argentina. Mexico secured third place against Uruguay, winning 3–1.

In July 2009, Mexico won their fifth Gold Cup , and eighth CONCACAF Championship overall, after beating the United States 5–0 in the final.

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Mexico v. Argentina at the 2006 World Cup .

2010s

For the 2010 World Cup, Mexico was drawn into Group A along with the host South Africa , France and Uruguay. In the first match, they drew 1–1 against South Africa. The second match they defeated France 2–0. Their last group game Mexico were defeated by Uruguay 1–0, but still advanced to the round-of-16. In the second round, Mexico faced Argentina. As a result of their 1–3 defeat, Mexico was eliminated in the round-of-16 for the fifth straight World Cup.

The 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup saw Mexico win the group with three wins and no losses. During the tournament, five Mexico players tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol and were suspended. [18] Mexico beat Guatemala in the quarter-finals 2–1, and beat Honduras 2–0. For the third-straight year, the final was against the United States . Mexico won the match 4–2, thus being crowned champions, and earning a spot in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, where they were eliminated at the group stage.

Mexico went 2–1 in the group stages of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup , losing to Panama . Mexico then defeated Trinidad and Tobago 1–0 in the quarter-final match, before facing Panama again in the semi-final. [19] Mexico lost the semi-final match, 2–1. The two losses to Panama were the first two times Panama had ever defeated Mexico in a Gold Cup match. [20]

Mexico won only two of ten matches during the fourth round of 2014 World Cup qualifying , but qualified for an intercontinental play-off as the fourth-highest placed team in the CONCACAF region. [21] They defeated New Zealand 9–3 on aggregate to qualify for a sixth consecutive World Cup. [21] The team reached the round of 16 where they were defeated 2–1 by the Netherlands. [22]

The next tournament played was the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup . Mexico was drawn into Group C along with Triniad and Tobago , Cuba and Guatemala . The team placed second in the group, and won the quarterfinal match against Costa Rica and semifinal against Panama , controversially. Mexico won their tenth CONCACAF Championship by defeating surprise packages Jamaica 3–1.

On 10 October 2015, Mexico defeated the United States 3–2 in Pasadena, California to win the 2015 CONCACAF Cup , giving them a ticket to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. Since then, the team has gotten a good start to 2018 World Cup qualifying by winning the first three matches against El Salvador, Honduras, and Canada , respectively.

Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio was hired as Mexico's 16th manager in November 2015, replacing interim manager Ricardo Ferretti . [23]

Mexico entered the Copa América Centenario , hosted in the United States , on a 16-match unbeaten streak that began in June 2015. [24] El Tri placed first in Group C , winning 3–1 over Uruguay and 2–0 over Jamaica , and drawing 1–1 with Venezuela . [25] In the quarterfinal against Chile in Santa Clara, California , the team lost 7–0, ending the unbeaten streak at 22 after nearly a year. [26] After the match, manager Osorio apologized to Mexico's fans for what he described as an "embarrassment, an accident of soccer". [27]

At the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, Mexico was drawn into Group A along with Portugal, New Zealand, and hosts Russia . El Tri advanced as runners-up of the group, and lost 4–1 to Germany in the semi-finals. [28] Mexico finished fourth in the tournament, losing 2–1 to Portugal.

Home stadium

The Estadio Azteca , (Aztec Stadium in English), also known in Spanish as "El Coloso de Santa Úrsula" is a stadium in Mexico City , Mexico built in the 1960s. It is the official home stadium of the Mexico national football team and the Mexican club team Club América . It has a capacity of 87,000 seats (after renovation works) [29] making it the largest association football -specific stadium in the Americas and the third largest stadium in the world for that sport. The stadium has held many important sporting events, including hosting the FIFA World Cup final in 1970 and again in 1986.

Friendly matches hosted by the Mexican national team often take place in stadiums across the United States as well as throughout Mexico, including Estadio Azteca.

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Rivalries

Mexico and the United States are widely considered as the two major powers of CONCACAF . Matches between the two nations often attract much media attention, public interest and comment in both countries. Although the first match was played in 1934, their rivalry was not considered major until the 1980s, when the teams began to frequently compete in CONCACAF cups. On August 15, 2012, the United States defeated Mexico at Estadio Azteca in the first victory for the U.S. against Mexico on Mexican soil in 75 years. [30]

Ever since their first meeting in 1934, the two teams have met 65 times, with Mexico leading the overall series 33–18–14 (W–L–D), outscoring the U.S. 131–75. However, since the 1990s, the tide began to change due to a rapid growth of soccer in the United States . During this decade, Mexico continued to hold an edge over their arch-rivals but since the 2000s the series has favored the U.S. 13–6–5 (W–L–D).

Media coverage

All of Mexico's matches are shown live on over-the-air networks Televisa and TV Azteca in Mexico. In the United States all of Mexico's international friendlies and home World Cup qualifiers are shown on Spanish language network Univision while away World Cup qualifiers are shown on Telemundo . [31] [32] On 30 January 2013, English language network ESPN and Univision announced an agreement to telecast the Mexico national team home World Cup qualifiers and international friendly matches in English in the United States. [33]

Supporters

Mexico's fans are infamously known for the chant " ¡eeeh puto! ," which is typically screamed when an opponent's goalkeeper is about to perform a goalkick. Due to the homophobic meaning of the word puto in Spanish (a vulgar term for a male prostitute), the chant received negative attention in the 2014 FIFA World Cup . Amid an investigation conducted on the subject by FIFA authorities, Mexico's fans defended the chant by claiming that it was traditionally used in the Liga MX . [34] On 23 June 2014, FIFA dropped the case against Mexico, concluding that the chant "was not considered insulting in the specific context." Nonetheless, Football Against Racism in Europe , a leading anti-discrimination organization, criticized FIFA's ruling as "disappointing." [35]

Kit

The Mexico national team traditionally utilizes a tricolor system, composed of green shirts, white shorts and red socks, which originate from the national flag of Mexico , known as the tricolor . [36] Until the mid-1950s, Mexico wore a predominantly maroon kit, with black or dark blue shorts.

In 2015, Adidas released a new all-black color scheme for Mexico's home kit. Green, white and red remain as accent colors. [12]

Coaching staff

Position Name Notes
Manager
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Mexico vs France at the 2010 World Cup
Juan Carlos Osorio
Assistant Manager
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Azteca Stadium is the home to the Mexico national team
Luis Pompilio Páez
Assistant Manager Humberto Sierra
Goalkeeping Coach Néstor Marín
Fitness Coach Jorge Ríos

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for the friendly matches against Belgium on 10 November and Poland on 13 November 2017. [12]
Caps, squad numbers and goals updated as of 13 November 2017, after the game against Poland .

0 # 0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Guillermo Ochoa ( 1985-07-13 ) 13 July 1985 91 0 Standard Liège
1 GK José de Jesús Corona ( 1981-01-28 ) 28 January 1981 50 0 Cruz Azul
1 GK Rodolfo Cota ( 1987-07-03 ) 3 July 1987 1 0 Guadalajara

2 DF Héctor Moreno ( 1988-01-17 ) 17 January 1988 89 3 Roma
2 DF Miguel Layún ( 1988-06-25 ) 25 June 1988 59 5 Porto
2 DF Diego Reyes ( 1992-09-19 ) 19 September 1992 52 1 Porto
2 DF Hugo Ayala ( 1987-03-31 ) 31 March 1987 38 0 UANL
2 DF Néstor Araujo ( 1991-08-21 ) 21 August 1991 24 3 Santos Laguna
2 DF Carlos Salcedo ( 1993-09-29 ) 29 September 1993 16 0 Eintracht Frankfurt
2 DF César Montes ( 1997-02-24 ) 24 February 1997 5 0 Monterrey

3 MF Andrés Guardado ( Captain ) ( 1986-09-28 ) 28 September 1986 142 25 Betis
3 MF Javier Aquino ( 1990-02-11 ) 11 February 1990 50 0 UANL
3 MF Jonathan dos Santos ( 1990-04-26 ) 26 April 1990 28 0 LA Galaxy
3 MF Jesús Gallardo ( 1994-08-14 ) 14 August 1994 18 0 UNAM
3 MF Jürgen Damm ( 1992-11-07 ) 7 November 1992 9 1 UANL
3 MF Omar Govea ( 1996-01-18 ) 18 January 1996 1 0 Excel Mouscron
3 MF Uriel Antuna ( 1997-08-21 ) 21 August 1997 0 0 Groningen

4 FW Carlos Vela ( 1989-03-01 ) 1 March 1989 64 18 Real Sociedad
4 FW Oribe Peralta ( 1984-01-12 ) 12 January 1984 62 25 América
4 FW Raúl Jiménez ( 1991-05-05 ) 5 May 1991 60 13 Benfica
4 FW Hirving Lozano ( 1995-07-30 ) 30 July 1995 25 7 PSV

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Mexico squad within last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Moisés Muñoz ( 1980-02-01 ) 1 February 1980 19 0 Puebla 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
GK Miguel Fraga ( 1987-09-03 ) 3 September 1987 0 0 Atlas 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
GK Alfredo Talavera ( 1982-09-18 ) 18 September 1982 27 0 Toluca 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
GK Jonathan Orozco ( 1986-05-12 ) 12 May 1986 6 0 Santos Laguna 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
GK Hugo González ( 1990-08-01 ) 1 August 1990 0 0 Monterrey v. Iceland , 8 February 2017

DF Edson Álvarez ( 1997-10-24 ) 24 October 1997 9 1 América v. Poland , 13 November 2017 INJ
DF Oswaldo Alanís ( 1989-03-18 ) 18 March 1989 20 2 Guadalajara v. Honduras , 10 October 2017
DF Jair Pereira ( 1986-07-07 ) 7 July 1986 8 0 Guadalajara v. Costa Rica , 5 September 2017
DF Raúl López ( 1993-02-23 ) 23 February 1993 7 0 Pachuca v. Costa Rica , 5 September 2017
DF Luis Reyes ( 1991-04-03 ) 3 April 1991 9 0 Atlas 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Hedgardo Marín ( 1993-02-21 ) 21 February 1993 6 1 Guadalajara 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Luis Rodríguez ( 1991-01-21 ) 21 January 1991 5 0 UANL 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Alejandro Mayorga ( 1997-05-29 ) 29 May 1997 0 0 Guadalajara 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
DF Rafael Márquez ( 1979-02-13 ) 13 February 1979 143 18 Atlas 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
DF Jorge Torres Nilo ( 1988-01-16 ) 16 January 1988 49 1 UANL 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Rodrigo Salinas ( 1988-05-09 ) 9 May 1988 0 0 Toluca 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
DF Carlos Vargas ( 1999-02-14 ) 14 February 1999 0 0 América 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE

MF Giovani dos Santos ( 1989-05-11 ) 11 May 1989 101 18 LA Galaxy v. Poland , 13 November 2017 INJ
MF Héctor Herrera ( 1990-04-19 ) 19 April 1990 63 5 Porto v. Poland , 13 November 2017 INJ
MF Elías Hernández ( 1988-04-29 ) 29 April 1988 22 4 León v. Honduras , 10 October 2017
MF Érick Gutiérrez ( 1995-06-17 ) 17 June 1995 9 0 Pachuca v. Honduras , 10 October 2017
MF Orbelín Pineda ( 1996-03-24 ) 24 March 1996 14 1 Guadalajara v. Costa Rica , 5 September 2017
MF Jesús Dueñas ( 1989-03-16 ) 16 March 1989 23 1 UANL v. Panama , 1 September 2017
MF Jesús Molina ( 1988-03-29 ) 29 March 1988 28 0 Monterrey 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Rodolfo Pizarro ( 1994-02-15 ) 15 February 1994 12 3 Guadalajara 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Ángel Sepúlveda ( 1991-02-05 ) 5 February 1991 8 2 Morelia 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Jorge Hernández ( 1989-06-10 ) 10 June 1989 8 0 Pachuca 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
MF Marco Fabián ( 1989-07-21 ) 21 July 1989 38 8 Eintracht Frankfurt 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
MF Jesús Isijara ( 1989-09-26 ) 26 September 1989 0 0 Necaxa 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Eduardo López ( 1994-09-17 ) 17 September 1994 0 0 Guadalajara 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Javier Salas ( 1993-08-27 ) 27 August 1993 0 0 Atlas 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Gael Sandoval ( 1995-11-05 ) 5 November 1995 0 0 Santos Laguna 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE
MF Luis Montes ( 1986-05-15 ) 15 May 1986 19 3 León v. Trinidad and Tobago , 28 March 2017

FW Javier Hernández ( 1988-06-01 ) 1 June 1988 100 49 West Ham United v. Poland , 13 November 2017 INJ
FW Jesús Manuel Corona ( 1993-01-06 ) 6 January 1993 32 7 Porto v. Belgium , 10 November 2017 WD
FW Erick Torres ( 1993-01-19 ) 19 January 1993 7 1 Houston Dynamo 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Martín Barragán ( 1991-07-14 ) 14 July 1991 4 0 Necaxa 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
FW Alan Pulido ( 1991-03-08 ) 8 March 1991 9 5 Guadalajara 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup INJ
FW Ángel Zaldívar ( 1994-02-08 ) 8 February 1994 1 0 Guadalajara 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup PRE

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
SUS Player is serving a suspension.
WD Player withdrew for personal reasons.

Previous squads

Results and fixtures

W in D raw L oss

2016

2017

2018

Player records

Most appearances

Players in bold text are still active with Mexico. As of 13 November 2017. [12]

# Player Period Caps
1 Claudio Suárez 1992–2006 177
2 Pável Pardo 1996–2009 146
Gerardo Torrado 1999–2013
4 Rafael Márquez 1997– 0000 143
5 Andrés Guardado 2005– 0000 142
6 Jorge Campos 1991–2004 130
7 Carlos Salcido 2004–2014 124
8 Ramón Ramírez 1991–2000 121
9 Cuauhtémoc Blanco 1995–2014 120
10 Alberto García-Aspe 1988–2002 109

Top goalscorers

Players in bold text are still active with Mexico. As of 13 November 2017. [12]

Rank Player Period Caps Goals Average
1 Javier Hernández 2009– 0000 100 49 0.50
2 Jared Borgetti 1997–2008 89 46 0.52
3 Cuauhtémoc Blanco 1995–2014 120 39 0.33
4 Carlos Hermosillo 1984–1997 90 35 0.39
Luis Hernández 1995–2002 85 35 0.41
6 Enrique Borja 1966–1975 65 31 0.48
7 Luis Roberto Alves 1988–2001 84 30 0.36
8 Luis Flores 1983–1993 62 29 0.47
Luis García 1991–1999 78 29 0.37
Hugo Sánchez 1977–1998 58 29 0.50

Competitive record

For the all-time record of the national team against opposing nations, see the team's all-time record page .

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position MP W D* L GF GA MP W D L GF GA
1930 Group stage 13th 3 0 0 3 4 13
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Claudio Suárez is the most capped player in the history of Mexico with 177 caps.
1934
Did not qualify 4 3 0 1 14 7
1938 Withdrew
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Javier Hernández is Mexico's top scorer.
1950
Group stage 12th 3 0 0 3 2 10 4 4 0 0 17 2
1954 13th 2 0 0 2 2 8 4 4 0 0 19 1
1958 16th 3 0 1 2 1 8 6 5 1 0 21 3
1962 11th 3 1 0 2 3 4 8 4 3 1 18 5
1966 12th 3 0 2 1 1 3 8 6 2 0 20 4
1970 Quarter-finals 6th 4 2 1 1 6 4 Qualified as hosts
1974 Did not qualify 9 6 2 1 18 8
1978 Group stage 16th 3 0 0 3 2 12 9 6 2 1 23 6
1982 Did not qualify 9 2 5 2 14 8
1986 Quarter-finals 6th 5 3 2 0 6 2 Qualified as hosts
1990 Banned
1994 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1 4 4 12 9 1 2 38 8
1998 13th 4 1 2 1 8 7 16 8 6 2 37 13
2002 11th 4 2 1 1 4 4 16 9 3 4 33 11
2006 15th 4 1 1 2 5 5 18 15 1 2 69 10
2010 14th 4 1 1 2 4 5 18 11 2 5 36 18
2014 10th 4 2 1 1 5 3 18 10 5 3 31 14
2018 Qualified 7 5 2 0 10 2
2022 To be determined
Total Quarter-finals 16/21 53 14 14 25 57 92 165 107 34 24 421 119

FIFA Confederations Cup

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position MP W D * L GF GA Squad
1992 Did not qualify
1995 Semifinals 3rd 3 1 2 0 4 2 Squad
1997 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 8 6 Squad
1999 Finals 1st 5 4 1 0 13 6 Squad
2001 Group stage 8th 3 0 0 3 1 8 Squad
2003 Did not qualify
2005 Semifinals 4th 5 2 2 1 7 6 Squad
2009 Did not qualify
2013 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 3 5 Squad
2017 Semifinals 4th 5 2 1 2 8 10 Squad
Total 1 title 7/10 27 11 6 10 44 43 -

CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup

CONCACAF Championship & Gold Cup record
Year Round Position MP W D* L GF GA
1963 Group stage 7th 3 1 1 1 9 2
1965 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 13 2
1967 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 0 1 10 1
1969 Fourth place 4th 5 1 2 2 4 5
1971 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 6 1
1973 Third place 3rd 5 2 2 1 10 5
1977 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 20 5
1981 Third place 3rd 5 1 3 1 6 3
1985 Hosted 1986 World Cup
1989 Banned
1991 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 10 5
1993 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 28 2
1996 1st 4 4 0 0 9 0
1998 1st 4 4 0 0 8 2
2000 Quarter-Final 7th 3 1 1 1 6 3
2002 5th 3 2 1 0 4 1
2003 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 9 0
2005 Quarter-Final 6th 4 2 0 2 7 4
2007 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 7 5
2009 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 15 2
2011 1st 6 6 0 0 22 4
2013 Semi-final 3rd 5 3 0 2 8 5
2015 Champions 1st 6 4 2 0 16 6
2017 Semi-final 3rd 5 3 1 1 6 2
Total 10 titles 22/24 105 71 19 15 233 65

Copa América

CONMEBOL Copa América record
Year Round Position MP W D* L GF GA
1993 Final 2nd 6 2 2 2 8 7
1995 Quarter-final 7th 4 1 2 1 5 4
1997 Semifinal 3rd 6 2 2 2 8 9
1999 Semifinal 3rd 6 3 1 2 10 9
2001 Final 2nd 6 3 1 2 7 5
2004 Quarter-final 6th 4 2 1 1 5 7
2007 Semifinal 3rd 6 4 1 1 13 5
2011 Group stage 12th 3 0 0 3 1 4
2015 11th 3 0 2 1 4 5
2016 Quarter-final 7th 4 2 1 1 6 9
Total Runners-up 10/10 48 19 13 16 67 64

Olympic Games

Olympic Games record
Year Round Position MP W D L GF GA
1928 Round 1 14th 2 0 0 2 2 10
1936 Did not enter
1948 Round 1 11th 1 0 0 1 3 5
1952 Did not qualify
1956
1960
1964 Group stage 11th 3 0 1 2 2 6
1968 Fourth place 4th 5 3 0 2 10 7
1972 Round 2 7th 6 2 1 3 4 14
1976 Group stage 9th 3 0 2 1 4 7
1980 Did not qualify
1984
1988 Banned
1992 Group stage 10th 3 0 3 0 3 3
1996 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 2 1 2 3
2000 Did not qualify
2004 Group stage 10th 3 1 1 1 3 3
2008 Did not qualify
2012 Champions 1st 6 5 1 0 12 4
2016 Group Stage 9th 3 1 1 1 7 4
Total 1 gold medal 11/25 39 13 12 14 52 66

Honours

Friendly Cups

See also