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Mexico 2010 FIFA World Cup Roster

The Mexico national football team represents Mexico in international football competition and is managed by the Mexican Football Federation Association (FEMEXFUT). The Mexican national football team is currently ranked 15th in the FIFA World Rankings. It also represents the Mexico women’s national football team.

Mexico has qualified for thirteen World Cups and has qualified consecutively since 1994. Mexico’s best progression was reaching the Quarterfinals in both the 1970 and 1986 FIFA World Cups, both of which were staged on Mexican soil. Mexico holds one FIFA Confederations Cup, five CONCACAF Gold Cups, three CONCACAF Championships, one North American Nations Cup and two NAFC Championships. Although Mexico is under the jurisdiction of CONCACAF, the national football team has been regularly invited to compete in the CONMEBOL Copa América since Ecuador 1993 finishing as runner-up twice and obtaining the third place medal on three occasions. They are number 15 according to the Strongest Football Nations by Elo Ratings, being the strongest team in the CONCACAF area and making them the third strongest team in the whole Latin America just behind Brazil and Argentina.

Front row from left, Mexico's Guillermo Franco, Efrain Juarez, Paul Aguilar, Carlos Salcido, Gerardo Torrado, back row from left, Carlos Vela, Ricardo Osorio, Giovani Dos Santos, goalkeeper Oscar Perez, Rafael Marquez, Francisco Javier Rodriguez, pose for a team photo before the World Cup group A soccer match between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, June 11, 2010.

Mexico 2010 FIFA World Cup Squad

  1. Oscar Perez - is a Mexican football goalkeeper who formerly played for the Mexican team, Cruz Azul . He was capped 46 times for the Mexican national team between 1997 and 2005. He played four games at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and was selected for the 1998 FIFA World Cup but never played. He has been the starting goalkeeper for Cruz Azul since 1997 when they won the championship in the 1997 Winter Season. More Recently he has been awarded for staying at the club for 400 appearances, making it a record.
  2. Guillermo Ochoa - is a Mexican football goalkeeper who currently plays for Club América in the Primera División de México. At the age of 20 Guillermo Ochoa was called up by Mexico’s former manager Ricardo Lavolpe for the 2006 FIFA World Cup as the third choice , newly appointed manager Hugo Sánchez called Ochoa into the national side as a deputy to Mexico’s then-number one, Oswaldo Sánchez. In addition to the World Cup, Ochoa has participated in the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2007 Copa América.
  3. Luis Michel - is a Mexican professional footballer who currently plays for Guadalajara in Primera División as a goalkeeper and is the team captain. Michel was first called up to the national side in 2007 by then coach Hugo Sanchez, but did not play. He debuted for the national side against New Zealand and won 2-0. His second appearance was against Iceland which ended with a 0-0 draw. Michel was selected by Javier Aguirre for the Pre-World Cup squad and played in the first preparation match versus Ecuador, which again ended 0-0.
  4. Francisco Javier Rodríguez
  5. Carlos Salcido
  6. Rafael MarquezRafael Márquez Álvarez is a Mexican footballer, who currently plays as a centre back for Barcelona and the Mexico national team. Since making his international debut on 5 February 1997 against Ecuador, but was not chosen for the 1998 FIFA World Cup squad. Márquez has been one of the Mexican national football team’s most important players. Márquez has played various tournament’s with the Mexican team, winning the 1999 Confederations Cup and the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Márquez started all four of Mexico’s games during the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan, where he was given the Captain’s Armband by then coach Javier Aguirre despite his young age of 23.
  7. Ricardo Osorio
  8. Paul Aguilar - Paul Nicolás Aguilar Rojas is a Mexican football defender currently playing for C.F. Pachuca in Mexico. He has been selected by Javier Aguirre in the 23 men mexican team for the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Aguilar is from Concordia, Sinaloa, Mexico.
  9. Héctor Moreno
  10. Efraín Juárez
  11. Jonny MagallonJosé Jonny Magallón Oliva is a Mexican Football player currently playing with Club Deportivo Guadalajara as a Defender. He made his debut with Guadalajara on March 13, 2005 against arch rival Club América which ended tied 3-3. Jonny plays as a Right Center Back(stopper) with Chivas, replacing fellow Ocotlán native Carlos Salcido, now playing for PSV Eindhoven. On January 18, 2007 former National soccer team’s coach Hugo Sánchez gave Magallón his first call up to the Mexican National Team, and he played his first game with the Mexican National Team on February 28, 2007.
  12. Jorge Torres Nilo
  13. Gerardo Torrado
  14. Israel Castro
  15. Andrés Guardado
  16. Pablo Barrera
  17. Guillermo FrancoGuillermo Luis Franco Farquarson, commonly known as Guille Franco (born 3 November 1976) is a Argentinian-born Mexican football player who plays as a striker. He currently plays for the Mexico national team. In 2004 Franco became a naturalized Mexican citizen after settling in Mexico in 2002 and made his debut for the national side in 2005. He played at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and was a part of the triumphant 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup squad. During 2010 World Cup qualification, he contributed 2 goals in 6 games.
  18. Cuauhtemoc BlancoCuauhtémoc Blanco Bravo, also known as Cuauh or Temo, is a Mexican professional footballer who currently plays for Veracruz in the Mexican Liga de Ascenso. Blanco is the only Mexican football player with an award in a major international FIFA competition, as he won the Silver Ball and the Golden Shoe awards in the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup. He has been awarded the MVP of the Mexican First League Division five times. Although Blanco plays mostly as an attacking midfielder, he is tied with Ronaldinho as the leading Confederations Cup goalscorer. Blanco is the second leading goal scorer for the Mexican national football team and his debut team Club América; he is also Mexico’s second top scorer in both the FIFA World Cup and the Copa Libertadores tournament.
  19. Carlos Vela
  20. Javier Hernandezis a Mexican footballer who plays as a forward for C.D. Guadalajara. Hernández will become the first Mexican to join Manchester United on 1 July 2010. On 30 September 2009, Hernández made his debut for Mexico against Colombia, where he made an assist in a 2–1 loss. On 24 February 2010, Hernández scored two goals against Bolivia and had an assist for Braulio Luna’s goal. On 3 March 2010, Hernández scored a header against New Zealand, giving Mexico the lead in a 2–0 victory. On 17 March 2010, Hernández scored his fourth international goal to give Mexico a 2–1 victory over North Korea. On 26 May 2010, he scored a consolation header against the Netherlands in a 2–1 loss. On 30 May 2010, Hernández scored yet again, netting twice in a 5–1 victory over Gambia.
  21. Giovani dos Santos
  22. Carlos Vela
  23. Alberto Medina


Round of 16


  • Points : 4
  • Goals : 4
  • Games Played: 4
  • Wins : 1
  • Draw : 1
  • Loses : 2

Top Scorer


  • Javier Aguirre

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