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For information on the Mexico National football team/squad for the FIFA World Cup 2010, read on.

Mexico Team for 2010 World Cup

One of the strongest teams in the Americas, Mexico has qualified for 13 World Cups, and been a regular at every World Cup finals tournament since 1994. Javier Aguirre the former Athletico Madrid Coach has finally bought some calming influence to the Mexican team, steadying them by putting together a team with promising young talents and experienced players to bring back the confidence into El Tri.
 
In the first two games, Mexico beat Belize without straining too hard, only to be drawn into a group with some really tough opposition. Mexico was clubbed along with Jamaica, Canada and Honduras. Coached by Sven Goran Eriksson the Mexican’s barely scraped through ahead of Jamaica on goal-difference. They began the six-team round-robin group with a 2-0 defeat to the USA. They proceeded to beat Costa Rica before being beaten by Honduras 3-1. Eriksson was immediately replaced by Aguirre, who worked his magic just as he had done on the road to the World Cup 2002.
 
El Vasco’s damage control brought the Mexican’s back on track beating USA 2-1 at the next outing. Mexico then proceeded to beat the rest of the teams in the 5-team strong group, earning their ticket to South Africa with one game left. A draw with Trinidad and Tobago put the El Tri on the second position in the group right under long-time rivals- the USA.
 
Veteran player Cuauhtemoc Blanco was called out of retirement by Aguirre to help the under-performing Mexican team. His presence seemed uplifting to the younger breed of players such as Guillermo Ochoa, Efrain Juarez, Andres Guardado and Giovani dos Santos. With help from Captain Rafael Marquez who holds the defensive line for Mexico, this team looks all geared up to take the World Cup by storm.
 
Javier Aguirre is the most popular as well as successful Mexican coach in recent times. It was almost as if everything he touched turned to gold, taking Pachuca to the league championship after which he was asked to revive the National team at the qualifiers for the World Cup 2002, taking them to the top spot in a group with eventual champions Italy, Croatia and Ecuador. He had a stint with Osasuna, taking them to the UEFA Champions League in 2005/06 before being handed the reins to Athletico Madrid, who he helped into the fourth place in 2007/08. He came back to help out a crisis-stricken national team through the qualifiers and is hoping to take them through to the final in the World Cup 2010.
 
Mexico has qualified for the FIFA World Cup 14 times and South Africa is their fifth consecutive appearance where they will be looking forward to clear the round of 16 in which they have been eliminated the last four times.
Mexican Football Team for The FIFA World Cup 2010
 
The Pre-World Cup list of players for Mexico is given below.
 
Player
Position
Luis Michel
 Goalkeeper
Guillermo Ochoa
 Goalkeeper
Oscar Perez
 Goalkeeper
Efrain Juarez
 Right back
Jonny Magallon
 Right Back / Centre Back
Rafael Marquez
 Centre back
Hector Moreno
 Center Back
Ricardo Osorio
 Right Back
Francisco Rodriguez
 Centre Back
Gerardo Torrado
 Defensive Midfielder / Midfielder / Striker
Jorge Torres
 Left Back
Carlos Salcido
 Centre Back, Left Back
Juan Carlos Valenzuela
 Defender
Alberto Medina
 Right Wing Midfielder
Paul Aguilar
 Right wing back
Adrian Aldrete
 Leftback / Left Winger
Pablo Barrera
 Right Winger / Left Winger
Adolfo Bautista
 Attacking Midfielder
Cuauhtemoc Blanco
 Attacking Midfielder
Israel Castro
 Midfielder
Giovani Dos Santos
 Attacking midfielder
Jonathan Dos Santos
 Midfielder
Guillermo Franco
 Striker
Andres Guardado
 Left Winger
Javier Hernandez
 Forward
Carlos Vela
 Striker, Winger


Date - Time Venue
Detail
Results
11-June 09:00 Johannesburg - JSC South Africa South Africa vs Mexico Mexico Draw 1-1
17-June 13:30 Polokwane France France vs Mexico Mexico Mexico won by 2-0
22-June 09:00 Rustenburg Mexico Mexico vs Uruguay Uruguay Uruguay won by 1-0
27-June 13:30 Johannesburg Argentina Argentina vs Mexico Mexico Argentina won by 3-1


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