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Luca
Joined: 09 Feb 2011, 19:58

25 Oct 2014, 09:05 #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.
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Captain Guillermo Sepúlveda with the 1965 Concacaf Championship trophy.
Source: El Imparcial of Guatemala
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Luis Hernández scoring the decisive goal in the 1998 Gold Cup final versus the USA.
Source: Le Signore del Mondial 98.
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Celebrations after the 1998 Gold Cup triumph.
Source: Le Signore del Mondial 98.
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pieter
Joined: 03 Nov 2006, 16:49

25 Oct 2014, 09:37 #2

11 players are needed to lift the trophy:)
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nfm24
Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

25 Oct 2014, 11:34 #3

All these Central American trophies seem very large. Or perhaps it is just Mexicans that are very small.
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Luca
Joined: 09 Feb 2011, 19:58

30 Dec 2014, 10:23 #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".
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The source is the following video.
Last edited by Luca on 09 Feb 2015, 20:09, edited 2 times in total.
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nfm24
Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

31 Dec 2014, 11:03 #5

(in men's football)
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TheRoonBa
Joined: 31 Oct 2006, 22:16

31 Dec 2014, 20:30 #6

nfm24 wrote:
(in men's football)
Yes Luca, you big sexist! 
*points huge Asian/North American woman's finger at Luca Image
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nfm24
Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

02 Jan 2015, 01:37 #7

Where did you find a huge Asian/North American woman, and why are you dismembering her?
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TheRoonBa
Joined: 31 Oct 2006, 22:16

03 Jan 2015, 05:41 #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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Luca
Joined: 09 Feb 2011, 19:58

03 Jan 2015, 09:41 #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 Image
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Kaizeler
Joined: 05 Apr 2012, 14:54

20 Jun 2015, 14:48 #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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nfm24
Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

20 Jun 2015, 16:40 #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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nfm24
Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

20 Jun 2015, 17:20 #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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Luca
Joined: 09 Feb 2011, 19:58

21 Jun 2015, 08:48 #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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Luca
Joined: 09 Feb 2011, 19:58

24 May 2016, 09:41 #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.
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Source: Calcio 2000 issue 2 from 1997. 
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pieter
Joined: 03 Nov 2006, 16:49

16 Jun 2017, 06:55 #15

how can Mexico play Ghana on 28.6 when they are in Russia playing the Confederations cup?
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Luca
Joined: 09 Feb 2011, 19:58

16 Jun 2017, 08:56 #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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