2018 - Football in Russia







FIFA Ranking position

The Mexico national football team were consigned to their loss in the Copa America Centenario quarter-finals (2016), trounced 7-0 by Chile. In a pair of semi-finals in 2017 they were beaten 4-1 by Germany in the Confederations Cup and lost 1-0 to Jamaica in the Gold Cup. The Mexicans won through to the world cup of this year with a 1-0 win over the Panama national football team - Los Canaleros - on 1 September 2017 securing qualification with three matches remaining. El Tri will meet Germany, Sweden, and South Korea in Group F.


Mexico national football team

World Cup Squad


1 Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul)
12 Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)
13 Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liege, Belgium)


2 Hugo Ayala (Tigres UANL)
3 Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany)
4 Rafael Márquez (Atlas)
5 Diego Reyes (Porto, Portugal)
15 Héctor Moreno (Real Sociedad, Spain)
16 Héctor Herrera (Porto, Portugal)
21 Edson Álvarez (Club America)


6 Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy, USA)
7 Miguel Layún (Sevilla, Spain)
10 Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy, USA)
17 Jesús Manuel Corona (Porto, Portugal)
18 Andrés Guardado (Real Betis, Spain)
20 Javier Aquino (Tigres UANL)
23 Jesus Gallardo (Pumas)


8 Marco Fabián (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany)
9 Raúl Jiménez (Benfica, Portugal)
11 Carlos Vela (LAFC, USA)
14 Javier Hernandez (West Ham United, England)
19 Oribe Peralta (Club America)
22 Hirving Lozano (PSV Eindhoven)

The final 23-man squad list is published on 4 June.

Viva Mexico!

Mexico national football team

Matches in Russia

Germany 0 - 1 Mexico
17 June 2018 17:00 CEST
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

South Korea 1 - 2 Mexico
23 June 2018 17:00 CEST
Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don

Mexico 0 - 3 Sweden
27 June 2018 18:00 CEST
Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg

(1) FIFA (2018). FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Retrieved on May 25, from http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/ranking-table/men/index.html