Mexico’s Olympic Soccer Team on a Mission to Perform in London this Summer
The heart and soul of Mexico has been embedded in the country’s Olympic soccer team since the team’s debut in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. With a rich history in Olympic soccer, this year’s squad is determined to earn a medal for Mexico. The national team is currently ranked 19th in the world by FIFA, and the talent that fills the Olympic squad has placed Mexico as one of the favorites this summer. Along with the likes of Spain, Great Britain, and Brazil, Mexico’s Olympic soccer team is an opponent that is feared and respected within international play.
In Mexico’s case, the potential of their attack is most intimidating. Mexico is nestled in Group B, along with the likes of Gabon, Switzerland, and the Republic of Korea. As the top seed in the group, it’s likely they will advance into the knockout stages. However, a handful of talented teams are standing in their way towards the pursuit of winning the gold.
Head coach Luis Fernando Tena is keeping an eye on the end goal. "We Mexicans are very prone to claiming victory before the competitions, and I do the same thing because we are confident about ourselves.” He expressed that his players are both physically and mentally ready to perform, and that they are taking the competition in stride. Mexico’s wide array of players will bring young talent and passion into the competition, and the clash between Mexico and the world’s most promising players will be heard around the globe.
Mexico’s run for gold kicks off against the Republic of Korea on July 26th, 14:30 pm local time.