The Mexico National Football Team is the national soccer team in Mexico. The Mexican national soccer team is under the Fédéracion Mexicana de Futbol Asociacion, A.C. (FEMEXFUT). The FEMEXFUT is the official governing body of the sport soccer in Mexico. The Mexican national soccer team is also know as the “El Tricolor” and it is also one of the top soccer teams (playing under Group D along with Iran, Angola and Portugal) in the recently concluded FIFA World Cup 2006 that was held in Germany. The Mexican soccer team is under the CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American Caribbean Association Football). CONCACAF is the governing body of football associations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. The Mexican national soccer team is currently leading in the number of most Gold Cup wins in CONCACAF. The Mexican national soccer team is also the leader in the overall number of CONCACAF wins. They were not able to claim a slot in the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament. They were knocked out by the Columbian national soccer team.
Even though they were not able to secure a place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament, the Mexican soccer team has been included the Word Cup for numerous times. In the qualifying round the Mexican team defeated Costa Rica and then two months later defeated the U.S. soccer team. The Mexican soccer team defeated the Iranian soccer team 3-1 in the opening game of the World Cup. The Mexican team was then tied against Angola in a 0-0 score. However, Portugal knockout the Mexican soccer team in a heartbreaking 2-1 score, for a slot as a qualifier in the FIFA World Cup Semi Finals.
The Mexican soccer team participated in the first World Cup in 1930 but was not able to participate until 1950. Since then, it has qualified six successive World Cups and hosted the 1970 FIFA World Cup. Even before the Mexican national soccer team had made an impression in the World Cup series, it was compared to South American and European soccer teams. The Mexican national soccer team only had one victory out of the five World Cup tournaments that they participated since then.
Mexico professed that they have the best league in soccer outside Europe, outplaying the Brazilian soccer club and Argentinian soccer club, because most of the South American soccer players tend to play in other countries rather than their own. The Mexican national soccer team was the only team in to ever have a player participating in five consecutive World Cup tournaments. That Mexican national soccer team player was their goalkeeper named “Antonio Carbajal” who became a legend in the international soccer game. At present there are a lot of Mexican soccer players who want to prove their worth in the international world of soccer. Who can ever tell? Maybe the next soccer superstar will be a Mexican.