MEXICO FACTFILE

Nickname: El Tri

Nickname: El Tri

THE COACH: Javier Aguirre

FOUNDED: 1927

FIFA AFFILIATION: 1929

Highest FIFA ranking: 4 - February 1998 (first achieved)

Lowest FIFA ranking: 33 - July 2009

Previous World Cup appearances: 13 (1930, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1978, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006)

Best World Cup performance: Quarterfinals (1970, 1986)

Date qualified for finals: October 10 2009

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