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Joined: February 9th, 2011, 2:58 pm

October 25th, 2014, 5:05 am #1

The following pictures represent two historical moments for the Mexican football: the successes, respectively, in the 1965 Concacaf Championship and in the 1998 Gold Cup.

Captain Guillermo Sepúlveda with the 1965 Concacaf Championship trophy.
Source: El Imparcial of Guatemala

Luis Hernández scoring the decisive goal in the 1998 Gold Cup final versus the USA.
Source: Le Signore del Mondial 98.

Celebrations after the 1998 Gold Cup triumph.
Source: Le Signore del Mondial 98.
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Joined: November 3rd, 2006, 11:49 am

October 25th, 2014, 5:37 am #2

11 players are needed to lift the trophy:)
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Joined: April 7th, 2007, 12:28 pm

October 25th, 2014, 7:34 am #3

All these Central American trophies seem very large. Or perhaps it is just Mexicans that are very small.
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Joined: February 9th, 2011, 2:58 pm

December 30th, 2014, 5:23 am #4

Although quality isn't very good, the following pictures are, in my
opinion, definitely interesting. They show the triumph of Mexico at the
1999 FIFA Confederations Cup.
That was the first and only time when a
FIFA competition for "A" National teams was won by a country not belonging to the European/South
American "duopoly".
    

 
The source is the following video.
Last edited by Luca on February 9th, 2015, 3:09 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Joined: April 7th, 2007, 12:28 pm

December 31st, 2014, 6:03 am #5

(in men's football)
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Joined: October 31st, 2006, 5:16 pm

December 31st, 2014, 3:30 pm #6

nfm24 wrote:
(in men's football)
Yes Luca, you big sexist! 
*points huge Asian/North American woman's finger at Luca 
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Joined: April 7th, 2007, 12:28 pm

January 1st, 2015, 8:37 pm #7

Where did you find a huge Asian/North American woman, and why are you dismembering her?
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Joined: October 31st, 2006, 5:16 pm

January 3rd, 2015, 12:41 am #8

nfm24 wrote:
Where did you find a huge Asian/North American woman, and why are you dismembering her?

That's probably a secret...
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Joined: February 9th, 2011, 2:58 pm

January 3rd, 2015, 4:41 am #9

What?! Do women play football?! And since when?! Ugh, they should only stay in their kitchens washing the dishes or ironing their husbands' socks 
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Joined: April 5th, 2012, 10:54 am

June 20th, 2015, 10:48 am #10

El Fronterizo reviewed the official status of the Mexico national team matches listed by the FA (on their website, admittedly) in 2011, producing the following notes. Some of these will be obvious, some others have probably been discussed in this forum and we might even have reached a different conclusion (like the England B label in the 1969 match), so while a grain of salt is recommended, this list may provide some helpful pointers:


01-01-1923 Guatemala        2 - 3    Mexico* * Club América with 3 guest players
04-01-1923 Guatemala        3 - 1    Mexico* * Club América with 3 guest players
07-01-1923 Guatemala        1 - 4    Mexico* * Club América with 3 guest players
02-08-1948 North Korea*     5 - 3    Mexico* * De jure a Korea Ol. Com. team, de facto South Korea
26-05-1950 Mexico           1 - 3    Spain* * Spain XI
28-05-1950 Mexico           0 - 0    Spain* * Spain XI
23-01-1968 Mexico*          3 - 1    Colombia* * Both Olympic teams
30-01-1968 Mexico*          3 - 0    Colombia* * Both Olympic teams
07-03-1968 Mexico*          1 - 1    Soviet Union * Mexico Olympic
26-03-1968 Mexico*          4 - 0    Japan * Mexico Olympic
28-05-1968 Mexico*          2 - 2    Uruguay * Mexico Olympic
07-07-1968 Mexico*          0 - 2    Brazil * Mexico Olympic
27-08-1968 Mexico*          3 - 1    Chile * Mexico Olympic
29-09-1968 Mexico*          3 - 0    Ethiopia * Mexico Olympic
06-10-1968 Mexico*          1 - 1    Czechoslovakia * Mexico Olympic
03-07-1969 Mexico           0 - 4    England* * England B
21-10-1969 Mexico           3 - 0    Bermuda Official but not listed
02-11-1969 Bermuda          2 - 1    Mexico Official but not listed
22-04-1970 Mexico           1 - 1    Romania* * Romania B
26-04-1970 Mexico           3 - 2    Romania* * Romania B
29-04-1970 Mexico           4 - 2    Ecuador* * América de Quito
31-01-1979 Mexico           0 - 1    Soviet Union* * Soviet Union Preolympic
06-02-1979 Mexico           1 - 0    Soviet Union* * Soviet Union Preolympic
08-02-1979 Mexico           1 - 1    Soviet Union* * Soviet Union Preolympic
10-06-1979 Mexico           1 - 0    Spain* * Spain U-23
15-03-1983 Costa Rica       0 - 1    Mexico* * Mexico B
22-03-1983 Mexico*          1 - 0    Costa Rica * Mexico B
05-04-1983 Mexico*          2 - 0    Guatemala * Mexico B
29-11-1983 Martinique       4 - 4    Mexico* * Mexico B
06-12-1983 Mexico*          5 - 0    Canada * Mexico B
24-01-1984 Mexico           3 - 0    Venezuela* * Venezuela Preolympic
17-10-1984 Mexico*          2 - 1    United States * Mexico B
26-02-1985 Mexico*          2 - 1    Finland * Mexico B
25-08-1985 Mexico           2 - 1    Chile* * Chile B
22-10-1985 UAE*             2 - 2    Mexico * Sharjah XI
17-01-1987 Mexico*          3 - 1    El Salvador * Mexico B
29-03-1987 Bahamas          0 - 3    Mexico* * Mexico Panamerican
01-04-1987 Bermuda          2 - 1    Mexico* * Mexico Preolympic
28-04-1987 Mexico*         13 - 0    Bahamas * Mexico Panamerican
13-05-1987 Mexico*          5 - 0    Bermuda * Mexico Preolympic
02-12-1987 Mexico*          9 - 0    Guyana * Mexico Preolympic
14-02-1988 Guatemala        0 - 3    Mexico* * Mexico B
29-03-1988 Mexico*          8 - 0    El Salvador * Mexico B
12-04-1988 Canada           1 - 0    Mexico* * Mexico B
14-04-1988 Canada           1 - 1    Mexico* * Mexico B
26-04-1988 Mexico*          4 - 1    Honduras * Mexico B
29-06-1993 Costa Rica       0 - 2    Mexico* * Mexico B
16-02-1999 Hong Kong*       0 - 0    Mexico * Hong Kong League XI
19-01-2000 Mexico           3 - 1    Romania* * Rapid Bucuresti
09-09-2007 Mexico           1 - 0    Panama Abandoned after 45 minutes
11-06-2011 Mexico*          3 - 0    Venezuela * Mexico U-22
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Joined: April 7th, 2007, 12:28 pm

June 20th, 2015, 12:40 pm #11

Some of those are not errors per se, but just inclusion of restrictive matches. Which is perfectly permitted, if an association wants to recognize them as A matches.

Similarly, the FIFA regulation that only the home team had to be the A team (while the away team could be a lower category) could be invoked to cover several of the above matches.

And of course, Mexico itself is no stranger to sending weakened teams to tournaments and counting the matches anyway.
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June 20th, 2015, 1:20 pm #12

Kaizeler wrote:
21-10-1969 Mexico           3 - 0    Bermuda Official but not listed
02-11-1969 Bermuda          2 - 1    Mexico Official but not listed
These were CONCACAF qualifiers. Mexico fielded a B team, but did so also in the CONCACAF finals. So it would be more consistent to count all or none.
22-04-1970 Mexico           1 - 1    Romania* * Romania B
26-04-1970 Mexico           3 - 2    Romania* * Romania B
Scores should be vice versa. (3-2 on 22nd April)
17-01-1987 Mexico*          3 - 1    El Salvador * Mexico B
Date was 13th January 1987.
13-05-1987 Mexico*          5 - 0    Bermuda * Mexico Preolympic
Score was 6-0
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Joined: February 9th, 2011, 2:58 pm

June 21st, 2015, 4:48 am #13

Also at the 1984 Olympic Games qualifiers, Mexico were allowed to field their best squad, but preferred to employ a young side. And in fact they were knocked out by Canada.
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Joined: February 9th, 2011, 2:58 pm

May 24th, 2016, 5:41 am #14

Directly from my archive, an extremely rare and interesting picture showing the Mexican National team before facing the USA in a match valid for the 1934 World Cup qualification round.
The game was played in Rome, that's why they did the fascist salute.

Source: Calcio 2000 issue 2 from 1997. 
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Joined: November 3rd, 2006, 11:49 am

June 16th, 2017, 2:55 am #15

how can Mexico play Ghana on 28.6 when they are in Russia playing the Confederations cup?
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Joined: February 9th, 2011, 2:58 pm

June 16th, 2017, 4:56 am #16

I suppose they will employ that friendly as a warm-up for the Gold Cup, using the players who will not compete in the Confederations Cup.
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Joined: February 9th, 2011, 2:58 pm

January 24th, 2018, 2:35 pm #17

These two pictures I've fished out from my personal archive are extremely meaningful in the history of international football. The first one refers to the 1993 Copa América final (Argentina 2-1 Mexico) and the second one to the 2001 Copa América final (Colombia 1-0 Mexico). In both case Mexico were defeated in the final game, but if they had won, they would have become the first national team to have conquered the continental title in two different confederations. This meaningful "double" was therefore achieved by Australia in 2015, when they won the Asian Cup after conquering four editions of the OFC Nations Cup.





Source: Calcio 2000 issue 3 from December 1997.





Source: Calcio 2000 issue 54 from June 2002.
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Joined: April 7th, 2007, 12:28 pm

April 19th, 2018, 6:55 pm #18

nfm24 wrote: All these Central American trophies seem very large.  Or perhaps it is just Mexicans that are very small.
Another implausibly large trophy:

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Joined: November 3rd, 2006, 11:49 am

April 20th, 2018, 3:35 am #19

if you want to "be important" , you cannot afford to donate a small trophy......or to have good taste:)
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Joined: February 9th, 2011, 2:58 pm

April 20th, 2018, 5:25 am #20

Other enormous trophies are:

the 1975 European Super Cup: https://c8.alamy.com/comp/BPR6M0/europe ... BPR6M0.jpg

the "Ramón de Carranza Trophy": http://e01-marca.uecdn.es/assets/multim ... 723770.jpg
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