Mexico at the World Cup

Mexico were one of the 13 teams in the inaugural World Cup in 1930. Mexico have qualified for the FIFA World Cup finals 15 times, more often than world powers such as France and England. However, they have not had great success.

Their best results have come when they have hosted the tournament, in 1986 and 1970. 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, they lost a penalty shoot-out with Germany. In 2014 they did not make it past the group stage.



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