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MEXICO

Current FIFA World Ranking: 6th (tied)

2002 World Cup qualifying: Finished second in CONCACAF Final Group (5-3-2; 16 GF, 9 GA)

2002 Record: 4-2-1

2001 Overall Record: 11-12-4

World Cup final appearances: 12 – 1930 (13th), 1950 (12th), 1954 (13th), 1958 (16th), 1962 (11th), 1966 (12th), 1970 (6th), 1978 (16th), 1986 (6th), 1994 (13th), 1998 (13th), 2002

Overall Record in WC: 10-19-11

Record vs. USA: 28-9-4; 109 GF, 50 GA

Most Recent Match vs. USA: USA 1, Mexico 0 in Denver, Colo.; April 3, 2002 (Mathis)

Manager: Javier Aguirre (MEX)

Championship Honors: 1999 Confederations Cup champions; 1993, 1996 & 1998 Gold Cup champions

Key Players: Francisco Palencia (F, Espanyol), Cuauhtemoc Blanco (F, Real Valladolid), Alberto Garcia Aspe (F, Puebla)

 

Fast Facts: Have successfully qualified for their 12th World Cup, the most of any country in the CONCACAF region. … After earning just four points in their first five games (which included their first-ever home qualifying loss at Estadio Azteca), new head coach Javier Aguirre led a rebirth for the team in finishing 4-0-1 and eventually finishing in second place. … Were led in scoring by Cuauhtemoc Blanco and Jared Borgetti with five and three goals, respectively.

 

USA vs. MEXICO — All-Time Series History

 

RECORD SINCE 1990:  7-6-6 (GF 23, GA 18)
In the USA:  7-3-4 (GF 23, GA 12)
In Mexico:  0-3-1 (GF 0, GA 6)
At a Neutral Site: 0-0-1 (GF 0, GA 0; U.S. wins 4-1 in PK)

 

RECORD UNDER BRUCE ARENA: 4-3-0 (GF 9, GA 4)
In the USA:  4-1-0 (GF 9, GA 2)
In Mexico: 0-2-0 (GF 0, GA 0)

 

ALL-TIME WON-LOSS-TIE RECORD:  9-28-9 (GF 50, GA 109)
In the USA:  8-6-7 (GF 33, GA 24)
In Mexico:  0-21-1 (GF 13, GA 78)
At a Neutral Site: 1-1-1 (GF 4, GA 7)

 

ALL-TIME WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS:  3-13-5 (GF 23, GA 61)
In the USA:  2-2-4 (GF 14, GA 17)
In Mexico:  0-11-1 (GF 5, GA 42)
At a Neutral Site:  1-0-0 (GF 4, GA 2)

 

MEXICO ROSTER:

Goalkeepers: 1-Oscar Perez, 12-Oswaldo Sanchez, 23-Jorge Campos

 

Defenders: 2-Francisco Gabriel De Anda, 5-Manuel Vidrio, 16-Salvador Carmona, 20-Melvin Brown, 22 -Alberto Rodriguez

 

Midfielders: 3-Rafael Garcia, 4-Rafael Marquez, 6-Gerardo Torrado, 7-Ramon Morales, 8-Alberto Garcia Aspe, 11-Braulio Luna, 13-Sigifredo Mercado, 14-German Villa, 18-Joahan Rodriguez, 19-Gabriel Caballero,

 

Forwards: 9-Jared Borgetti, 10-Cuauhtemoc Blanco, 15-Luis  Hernandez, 17-Francisco Palencia, 21-Jesus Arellano

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