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Mexico qualified for the 2006 World Cup Finals on September 7th, 2005.

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Mexico in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
Germany 2006 is Mexico's 13th appearance at the World Cup Finals.

Mexico's Best World Cup Performance

Quarter finals in Mexico 1970 and Mexico 1986.

Mexico World Cup Preparations

Mexico's chosen base of Göttingen is located between the Harz Mountain range and the river Weser. A strong contingent of Mexican fans plan to follow their team from Dusseldorf.

Mexico Team Hotel

Freizeit In, Göttingen - Mexico Team Hotel for the 2006 World Cup Finals.
Freizeit In:
Dransfelder Strasse 3, Goettingen.
The Mexico team will be staying in a privately-run four-star hotel complete with large fitness area, six tennis and two squash courts. I'm not sure what they'll make of the Orient Lounge though.

Hotels in Göttingen:
If you can't get a room at the Freizeit, there a number of other accommodation options in Göttingen.

Goettingen World Cup:
For fans visiting with the Mexicans, Göttingen have put together a special World Cup website.

Mexico Friendly Matches

Lost to Venezuela (0:1), Friday 5th May. (Pasadena)

Beat Congo DR (2:1), Friday 12th May. (Mexico City)
Francisco Fonseca (3 and 41).

Lost to France (0:1), Saturday 27th May. (Paris)

Lost to Holland (1:2), Thursday 1st June. (Eindhoven)
Jared Borgetti (19).

Mexico in the 2006 World Cup

Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación
Group D

Mexico vs Iran in Nürnberg:
Oswaldo Sanchez returned from his father's funeral to help Mexico put three points on the board.

Mexico vs Angola in Hannover:
In the opening minute, Mexico's Carlos Salcido lofted the ball onto the Angolan net and that was very much a sign of things to come as they failed to score in ninety minutes.

Portugal vs Mexico in Gelsenkirchen:
Just when the game seemed to have lost its urgency, Luis Miguel gave away a penalty with a lunging tackle and handball. Omar Bravo missed the 57th minute spot-kick and would have to settle for second place.

Knockout Stage

Second Round
Argentina vs Mexico in Leipzig.
Mexico surprised everyone by scoring first and taking the game to Argentina. The game eventually went to extra-time and Mexico lost out to a super goal.

Mexico World Cup Squad 2006

Mexico Football Kit


1 Oswaldo Sanchez (Guadalajara)
12 Jose de Jesus Corona (Tecos)
13 Guillermo Ochoa (America)


2 Claudio Suarez (Chivas USA, USA)
3 Carlos Salcido (Guadalajara)
4 Rafael Marquez (Barcelona, Spain)
5 Ricardo Osorio (Cruz Azul)
15 Jose Antonio Castro (America)
16 Mario Mendez (Monterrey)
18 Andres Guardado (Atlas)
22 Francisco Rodriguez (Guadalajara)


6 Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul)
7 Antonio 'Zinha' Naelson (Toluca)
8 Pavel Pardo (America)
11 Ramon Morales (Guadalajara)
14 Gonzalo Pineda (Guadalajara)
20 Rafael Garcia (Atlas)
23 Luis Perez (Monterrey)


9 Jared Borgetti (Bolton Wanderers, England)
10 Guillermo Franco (Villarreal, Spain)
17 Francisco Fonseca (Cruz Azul)
19 Omar Bravo (Guadalajara)
21 Jesus Arellano (Monterrey)

Ricardo La Volpe (Argentina).

Players to watch:
4 Rafael Marquez (Barcelona, Spain)
17 Francisco Fonseca (Cruz Azul)

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