With the World Cup in Russia fast approaching, there are lots of talk amongst supporters about who the stronger teams are this year. From previous winners to new comers, it is truly anyone’s game. Within the post we will try to establish who the main competitors are this season for the trophy as well as addressing who the underdogs could potentially be.
Established in 1930 the first ever World Cup took place in Uruguay and has since been hosted in a variety of countries across the globe. In history 5 countries have lifted the cup more than once, with the most wins being Brazil with 5 tournament victories. Below we will look at the break down of the winners in history:
- Brazil – 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002
- Italy – 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006
- Germany – 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014
- Uruguay – 1930, 1950
- Argentina – 1978, 1986
- England – 1966
- France – 1998
Not all goalkeepers can claim to be the subject of a ‘Top 6 Goals’ highlight reel on YouTube, but then 1990's star Jorge Campos was nothing like all goalkeepers. In fact, watching the aforementioned tribute video, the immediate impression formed is that he was something of a predatory finisher with quick feet and quicker thinking.
Inside his ‘Top 6’ are some majestic finishes. There’s a penalty kick which he shapes to kick with his left foot, deceives the opposition goalkeeper and calmly slots home with the outside of his right. There’s a lobbed strike that he executes immediately after being tackled to the ground. There’s also a magnificent scissor kick, which is the hallmark of only the truly innovative footballing hitmen.
Goalkeeper Turned Striker
Time for some crucial context for the confused: Campos was, at various points throughout his career, a striker. No, he didn’t just go up for the odd corner kick when his team were losing and only seconds remaine
16th June 2017. By Edward Stratmann.
While drawing with the United States wasn't necessarily a bad result, one that importantly means they've still never lost at home inside the Azteca to the U.S, Mexico will still feel a sense that they should've taken all three points.
After all, they largely dominated the game on their way to amassing 74% of the possession and looked the more composed side. But Bruce Arena's visiting side deserve credit for the way they diligently stuck to their task, defending extremely competently in their usually deep block.
Speaking in his post match comments, Mexico's tactically astute manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, had some interesting comments to make about the two teams and their massively different approaches.
"I think their intention from the start was to defend, with a line of five and three midfielders to stop our attacks," asserted Osorio. "They played for an error or the possibility
13th June 2016. By Edward Stratmann.
Mexico's multifaceted midfield dynamo, Hector Herrera, went into his side's colossal Copa America opener against Uruguay with rumours rife about his future at club level.
If reports are to be believed, Liverpool, Napoli and Valencia have all recently shown a keen interest in FC Porto's prized asset, who the Dragoes value at a cool €20m million, with Liverpool apparently just ceding Napoli in the race for his signature.
Judging on his exceptional performance in Mexico's entrancing victory over La Celeste, Herrera was clearly unaffected by all the talk surrounding him. Instead, he just went about his work in customarily tireless and robust fashion, in a performance where his technical gifts and goalscoring capacity also shone through brightly.
Herrera got off to a flying start, with his surging run from deep and subsequent pressure on Alvaro Pereira providing the catalyst for t
Posted: July 29, 2015
At the last CONCACAF Gold Cup, held in 2013, the Mexico national football team had missed out on a spot in the championship match for the first time in eight years. The United States ended up winning the title, beating Panama in the final while Mexico settled for a third place finish. In the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, though, it was clear from the get-go that the Mexican soccer squad wasn't going to settle at all. And now it is official Mexico win CONCACAF Gold Cup 2015! Keep reading to find out how they got to the podium.
Coming into this year's tournament, the Mexican national team had won a record six CONCACAF Gold Cups. The USA were looking to tie that record, having won their fifth in 2013. In other words, the race was on.
Ultimately, the wearers of the Mexico football kit 2015 2016 were the ones who prevailed. The United States won their group stage and flattened Cuba 6-0 in the quarterfinals, but lost 1-2 to Jamaica in the semifinals. Mexico's Tri-Color beat Jamaica
Since the inaugural CONCACAF Gold Cup in 1991, the Mexico national football team has won the event six times-more than any other country. With the 2015 Gold Cup, the Mexican side will look to reclaim the Gold Cup title after watching the United States win it 2013. Before Mexico can think much about a seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup title, though, they will have to get through the group stage. This year, Mexico has been drawn into the CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C-which also includes Guatemala, Trinidad and Tobago, and Cuba. Other tournament frontrunners, meanwhile-like the United States and Costa Rica-are in groups A and B, respectively.
Analyzing Group C: Who Will Progress and Who Will Go Home?Â
Just looking at Group C's teams on paper, it doesn't look like Mexico
2014 2015 league play may be over, but football fans won't have to wait long before competitive soccer action begins once again. This Thursday, June 11th, the Copa America 2015 will begin in Chile, with 12 teams competing in three groups for South American soccer glory. Today, we're taking a look at the Copa America 2015 Group A, which will see a battle between Mexico, Ecuador, Bolivia, and the Chilean host team.
Which squads will score instant advancement into the knockout stage? Which will finish third and be left in limbo for a possible quarterfinal spot? And which of these four teams will be on the way home after group competition? Read on to find out!
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The Mexico national football team has achieved many great things over the years, including 15 World Cup appearances, nine titles at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and one victory in the FIFA Confederations Cup. Even with all of these superlatives, the team (known in some circles as "The Green") has never won a title in the Copa America tournament. But with the country currently ranked at 21 on FIFA's global rankings, could this be the year that changes? Root for such an outcome today with a brand new Mexico shirt from Soccer Box.
Adidas has designed some breathtaking new shirt styles for the 2015 2016 incarnation of the Mexican soccer squad. The black home shirt, complete with neon green trim, is a cool twist on the more traditional green, red, and white jersey that the squad wore in 2014 during the World Cup in
The 2014 FIFA World Cup has been nothing but exciting, and the Round of 16 tie between the Netherlands and Mexico certainly did not disappoint. An 88th minute goal, and 94th minute penalty changed the flavor of the game, ensuring that the Holland 2014 World Cup home shirt will be appearing in the quarterfinals. In a devastating 5 minutes the Mexico fans went from jubilation to sheer disappointment.
If the excitement of the 2014 FIFA World Cup has got you gripped with football fever it's not too late to shop for your official team kits and shirts. We still have stock of the Netherlands soccer jerseys and the Mexico football shirts, as well as a host of other team kits and merchandise. Place your order now, and with fast shipping options you could have your shirt before
As the host nation Brazil was automatically placed as team 1 in Group A, as favorites to top their group and indeed win the entire tournament, that left a single spot for one of 3 teams to advance to the knockout stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. After losing their 1st 2 games Cameroon were certain of an early flight home. Would the Croatia football shirt or the Mexico soccer kit fight their way into the Round of 16?
The progression of Brazil wasn't as sure footed as many had suspected. They beat Croatia in an unconvincing 3-1 1st game, and only managed a 0-0 draw against the team wearing the Mexico football jerseys. Statistically both Mexico and Croatia could progress but it relied on Brazil being beaten heavily by Cameroon. An unlikely prospect, meaning both teams needed to go out to win.