Mexico hold a host of World Cup records, including the most losses!
As one of the original competitors at the first World Cup in 1930, Mexico have created quite an affinity with the tournament.
Of all the CONCACAF nations, Mexico have chalked up the most World Cup appearances (2010 will be their 14th) as well as the most matches (45), victories (11) and goals scored (48).
However, they also have the dubious honour of having posted the most number of losses of ANY country (22
) and suffered the tournament’s longest losing streak of nine, stretching from their 4-1 defeat to France in 1930 to the 3-0 reverse against Sweden in 1958.
They were the first country to host the tournament twice – in 1970 and 1986 – and can also boast the first player to appear in five different editions of the World Cup – goalkeeper Antonio Carbajal, who played eleven times between 24 June 1950 and 19 July 1966.