Nicknames: El Tricolor, El Tri, La Verde
Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent nation in the world. With an estimated population of over 113 million, it is the eleventh most populous and the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world. Mexico has qualified for fourteen World Cups and has qualified consecutively since 1994; Mexico played France in the very first match of the first World Cup on 13 July 1930. Mexico's best progression was reaching the quarter-finals in both the 1970 and 1986 FIFA World Cups, both of which were staged on Mexican soil.
Players to Watch: Javier Hernandez aka "Chicharito" (Manchester United), Giovani Dos Santos (Villareal)