Mexico go to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil looking to progress out of the group and spring an upset on some of the more-fancied sides. While not highly priced to win the tournament, Mexico have a good World Cup pedigree to draw on.
Quarter-finalists on home soil in both 1970 and 1986, Mexico will hope to end a run of five successive Second Round losses, but they face a hard slog to reach the last eight again.
HOW MEXICO GOT TO THE 2014 WORLD CUP
After a 100% record in CONCACAF Third Round Group B, Mexico struggled in the next round and went on to finish fourth. Since only the top three were assured of qualification, Mexico had to enter a Playoff against New Zealand - the winner of the Oceania qualifying tournament.
The Mexicans swept away their Oceania opponents over both legs - as 5-1 and 4-2 victories gave them a 9-3 aggregate win and a place in the 2014 World Cup.
MEXICO MANAGER AND TRACK RECORD
Originally appointed as interim manager, Miguel Herrera was given the job permanently after masterminding Mexico's 9-3 Playoff win over New Zealand.
In his first crack at International management, Herrera will hope to continue the two-time quarter-finalists' fine recent record of progressing out of the Group Stage.
MEXICO KEY PLAYER
Despite being utilised more as an impact player at club level, Manchester United's Javier Hernandez is sure to be at the heart of Mexico's attacking options in Brazil.
Chicarito's goalscoring pedigree has allowed the forward to notch an impressive 35 goals in just 57 appearances. He is already third in the list of all-time Mexican goalscorers and is just 11 behind current leader Jared Borgetti.
MEXICO 2014 WORLD CUP BETTING TIPS
Mexico have been knocked out in the Second Round of each of the previous five World Cups. Should they qualify from Group A, they would surely then face a tricky tie against one of Spain, Chile or Netherlands.
With little chance of a potential upset against any of those opponents, back Mexico to get eliminated in the Second Round and make it six from six.
MEXICO 2014 WORLD CUP SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Jesus Corona, Alfredo Talavera, Guillermo Ochoa.
Defenders: Paul Aguilar, Miguel Layun, Hector Moreno, Diego Reyes, Francisco Rodriguez, Rafael Marquez, Carlos Salcido.
Midfielders: Hector Herrera, Jose Juan Vazquez, Juan Carlos Medina, Carlos Pena, Isaac Brizuela, Luis Montes, Marco Fabian, Andres Guardado.
Forwards: Oribe Peralta, Javier Hernandez, Raul Jimenez, Alan Pulido, Giovani dos Santos.