The Mexican national team will participate in the 2022 World Cup for the 17th time and the eighth consecutive finals. On top of that, the Tri would be competing for the tenth time in a row had they not been suspended for the 1990 World Cup. Mexico’s best results to date came in front of their own crowd in 1970 and 1986. On that occasion, the Tricolor advanced to the quarterfinals.
After that, the Mexican selection always had to say goodbye in the round of 16. At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, they failed to record a draw for the first time in 40 years. In Group F, they experienced victories against Germany as well as against South Korea and a defeat against Sweden. Then, the Tri lost to Brazil in the opener of the knockout stage.
The coach of Mexico, Gerardo Martino
Argentine Gerardo Martino took over the Mexican national team in January 2019, and the 62-year-old previously came into the spotlight as FC Barcelona coach in the 2013/2014 season. After a second-place finish in La Liga and a triumph in the Spanish Super Cup, he moved to the Argentine side.
There, the former attacking midfielder was on the sidelines for two years. Martino then managed Atlanta United in MLS from September 2016 until December 2018. Before moving to FC Barcelona, the Mexican team manager spent 15 years on the sidelines in his native country and in Paraguay.
The stars of the Mexican national team
The majority of the Mexican national team’s players are under contract in the domestic Liga MX. However, the stars of the Tri are gaining valuable experience in the top European leagues and the European Cup. Two of them earn their money in La Liga. These are central midfielder and captain Andrés Guardado from Betis and right winger Jesús Manuel Corona from Sevilla FC.
In addition, central midfielder Héctor Herrera moved from Atlético Madrid to Houston Dynamo in MLS in the summer of 2022. In addition, Hirving Lozano is a striker in the Italian Serie A for SSC Napoli and Raúl Jiménez in the English Premier League for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Mexico’s qualification for the 2022 World Cup
Mexico, which will co-host the 2026 World Cup with Canada and the United States, appeared in World Cup qualifying from the third round onward. There, the tri experienced eight wins, four draws and two defeats. In the end, the Mexican selection took home 28 points, as did Canada. The Maple Leafs, however, took first place after about an away draw and a home win. Mexico’s record against the USA, third with 25 points, was exactly the same.
Mexico’s chances of success at the 2022 World Cup
The Mexican eleven, ranked number twelve in the world as of June 23, will face Argentina, Saudi Arabia and Poland in Group C at the 2022 World Cup. These are the third, 26th and 53rd in the FIFA rankings. Martino’s countrymen are considered the clear favorites to win the group.
Behind them, the Tri and the Eagles are playing it out for second place. Robert Lewandowski & Co. show greater experience at a certain level, but do not always perform consistently. Moreover, the Polish eleven often falls short of expectations at major events. In addition, Saudi Arabia, a likely supplier of points, was drawn into the group. In their ninth successive World Cup round of 16 appearance, they would likely face two tough nuts in France or Denmark.
Mexico’s statistical peculiarities ahead of the 2022 World Cup
Mexico will face Poland directly in their first group game. The last meeting so far took place in November 2017, with the Tri celebrating a 1-0 away win. This gives them three wins, two draws and four defeats against the Eagles.
Against Argentina, the Mexican eleven has so far walked off the pitch as losers 15 times, with a draw 12 times and jubilant four times. Moreover, the Albiceleste won the most recent three showdowns in 2018 and 2019 by a combined score of 8-0, while the Tricolor is unbeaten against Saudi Arabia. It achieved four wins and a 0-0 in five matches.
The odds for betting on Mexico at the 2022 World Cup
- Overall winner – 151,00
- Reaches the final – 51.00
- Make it to the semifinals – 15.00
- Win the group – 6,00
- Group qualification – yes 1.90, no 1.80
- Reaches the quarterfinals – 6.00
- Mexico – Poland – win 2.80, draw 3.20, defeat 2.50
We list here the betting odds offered by Bet365. These are snapshots, which can change constantly. Additionally, all odds are without guarantee.
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