Did you know
Mexico have qualified for the World Cup 12 times — more often than world powers such as France and England. And their best results have come when they have hosted the tournament.
They reached the quarter-finals in 1970 and 1986, on both occasions losing to the eventual runners-up. In 1970, Italy defeated them 4-1 and in 1986, the home team were devastated after losing the penalty shoot-out with Germany.
They have collected their fair share of silverware in regional tournaments, including CONCACAF Gold Cup, Central America Championships, CONCACAF Champions Cup and Pan-American Games.