Mexico national football team

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The Mexico national football team (Selección de fútbol de México) represents Mexico in international football and is governed by the Mexican Football Federation (Federación Mexicana de Fútbol).wikipedia
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Estadio Azteca

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The team plays its home games at the Estadio Azteca.
It is the official home of football club Club América and the Mexico national football team.

1970 FIFA World Cup

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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.
Fourteen teams qualified from this process to join host nation Mexico and defending champions England in the 16-team final tournament.

Mexican Football Federation

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The Mexico national football team (Selección de fútbol de México) represents Mexico in international football and is governed by the Mexican Football Federation (Federación Mexicana de Fútbol).
It administers the Mexico national team, the Liga MX and all affiliated amateur sectors, and controls promoting, organizing, directing, expanding, and supervising competitive football in Mexico.

CONCACAF

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It competes as a member of CONCACAF, which encompasses the countries of North and Central America, and the Caribbean.
The Mexico national football team is the only CONCACAF team to win an official FIFA tournament by winning the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup.

1999 FIFA Confederations Cup

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It is one of eight nations to have won two of the three most important football tournaments (the World Cup, Confederations Cup, and Summer Olympics), having won the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2012 Summer Olympics.
It was won by Mexico, who beat Brazil 4–3 in the final.

1930 FIFA World Cup

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Mexico played France in the very first match of the first World Cup on 13 July 1930. Mexico participated in the 1930 FIFA World Cup in Uruguay, grouped with Argentina, Chile, and France.
The first two World Cup matches took place simultaneously, and were won by France and the United States, who defeated Mexico 4–1 and Belgium 3–0, respectively.

Copa América

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Although Mexico is under the jurisdiction of CONCACAF, the national team has been regularly invited to compete in the Copa América from 1993 to 2016, finishing runner-up twice – in 1993 and 2001 – and obtaining the third-place medal on three occasions.
Mexico participated in every tournament between 1993 and 2016, with one additional team drawn from CONCACAF, except for 1999, when AFC team Japan filled out the 12-team roster, and 2019, which featured Japan and Qatar.

2001 Copa América

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Although Mexico is under the jurisdiction of CONCACAF, the national team has been regularly invited to compete in the Copa América from 1993 to 2016, finishing runner-up twice – in 1993 and 2001 – and obtaining the third-place medal on three occasions.
Originally, Mexico and CONCACAF Champions Canada were invited.

1993 Copa América

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Although Mexico is under the jurisdiction of CONCACAF, the national team has been regularly invited to compete in the Copa América from 1993 to 2016, finishing runner-up twice – in 1993 and 2001 – and obtaining the third-place medal on three occasions.
Mexico and the USA were the invited teams for this tournament.

France national football team

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Mexico played France in the very first match of the first World Cup on 13 July 1930. Mexico participated in the 1930 FIFA World Cup in Uruguay, grouped with Argentina, Chile, and France.
In their first-ever World Cup match, France defeated Mexico 4–1 at the Estadio Pocitos in Montevideo.

FIFA World Cup

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Mexico has qualified to sixteen World Cups and has qualified consecutively since 1994, making it one of six countries to do so.
The first two World Cup matches took place simultaneously on 13 July 1930, and were won by France and the US, who defeated Mexico 4–1 and Belgium 3–0 respectively.

1986 FIFA World Cup

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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.
In Group B Mexico beat Belgium 2–1, and despite being held 1–1 by Paraguay, they won the group after a further win over Iraq, 1–0.

Chile national football team

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Mexico participated in the 1930 FIFA World Cup in Uruguay, grouped with Argentina, Chile, and France.
The team started off well, beating Mexico and France without conceding a goal.

Tunisia national football team

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Mexico suffered an early exit after three defeats: 0–6 against West Germany, 1–3 against Tunisia, and 1–3 to Poland.
Nevertheless, they created history in that 1978 tournament in Argentina by becoming the first African side to win a World Cup match, beating Mexico 3–1.

1982 FIFA World Cup

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Mexico failed to qualify for the 1982 World Cup.
Teams absent from the finals were 1974 and 1978 runners-up Netherlands (eliminated by Belgium and France), Mexico (eliminated by Honduras and El Salvador), and the three times 1970s participants Sweden (eliminated by Scotland and Northern Ireland).

Iraq national football team

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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.
Iraq has made one FIFA World Cup appearance, in 1986 in Mexico, but lost all three of their games to Paraguay, Belgium and Mexico.

Guatemala national football team

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Mexico's first match was played against Guatemala, which Mexico won 3–2.
Guatemala began the tournament with a 2–1 win against Haiti, followed by a 1–0 win over defending champions Mexico, a 0–0 draw against Honduras, a 2–0 win over Trinidad and Tobago, and a 2–0 win over Nicaragua, being crowned CONCACAF champions for the first time.

Bora Milutinović

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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.
He has coached at five editions of the FIFA World Cup, tied for the record alongside Brazilian manager Carlos Alberto Parreira, but did so in five consecutive World Cups with different teams: Mexico (1986), Costa Rica (1990), the United States (1994), Nigeria (1998), and China (2002).

El Salvador national football team

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This was followed by a 4–0 win over El Salvador.
Once again the El Salvador national football team participated in the 1938 Central American and Caribbean Games, hosted in Panama, which were won by Mexico with Costa Rica in second place.

1986 FIFA World Cup Group B

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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.
Host Mexico topped the group, joined in the second round by Belgium and by Paraguay, who were making their first appearance in the finals since 1958.

1978 FIFA World Cup

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Mexico failed to qualify for the 1974 World Cup, but did make it into the 1978 finals.
Poland won Group 2 ahead of world champions West Germany, after holding the Germans to a goalless draw and then beating Tunisia and Mexico.

2002 FIFA World Cup Group G

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Mexico was placed in Group G at the 2002 World Cup alongside Italy, Croatia, and Ecuador.
Mexico won the group, and advanced to the second round, along with Italy.

CONCACAF Championship

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Mexico is historically the most successful national team in the CONCACAF region, having won eleven confederation titles, including eight 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.

1999 FIFA Confederations Cup Final

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Mexico defeated the United States 1–0 in the semifinals, and 1998 World Cup runners-up Brazil 4–3 in the final.
The 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup Final was a football match between Mexico and Brazil to determine the winners of the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup.

South Korea national football team

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At the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Mexico was placed in a group with the Netherlands, South Korea and Belgium.
The same year, the South Korean national team made its international debut and won 5–3 against Mexico at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.