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Mexico odds to win World Cup 2022: Confirmed squad, route to the final, ranking & form

By Dean Smith

Mexico odds to win World Cup 2022: Confirmed squad, route to the final, ranking & form

Published: 8:30, 22 November 2022

Mexico will be making their eighth consecutive World Cup finals appearance in Qatar.

Although they aren’t often recognised among the top footballing nations, Mexico have only failed to show at a World Cup on five occasions. El Tri have also reached the last 16 of the World Cup in each of their past seven appearances in the competition.

Mexico secured their spot in Qatar by finishing second in the CONCACAF third round table with eight wins from their 14 qualification matches, alongside four draws and just two defats.

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Latest Mexico odds to win the World Cup

Betting Market BetUK Odds
Mexico to win the World Cup 150/1
Mexico to reach semi-final odds 11/1
Mexico to reach quarter-final odds 4/1
Mexico odds to win Group C 23/4
Raul Jimenez World Cup Golden Boot odds 200/1
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Mexico have been placed within an interesting group but they may fancy their chances of making it through to the last 16. The main problem is who they could face when they get there. Unless they win Group C — which is unlikely given Argentina stand in their way — or the World Cup curse strikes again, Mexico may struggle to go further than the last 16 as their most likely opponents would be France.

Mexico route to the World Cup 2022 Final in Qatar

Group stage fixtures

Fixture Stadium Date*
Mexico vs Poland Stadium 974 22 November, 4pm
Argentina vs Mexico Lusail Iconic Stadium 26 November, 7pm
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Lusail Iconic Stadium 30 November, 7pm
*All times GMT

Who could Mexico meet in the knockout rounds?

If Mexico were to win Group C, they would face the runners-up of Group D, which consists of France, Australia, Denmark and Tunisia, in Al Rayyan on 3rd December. France are favourites to win Group D with Denmark tipped to finish second. If El Tri get through that, it’s still a tough run to the World Cup final with the likes of Netherlands, England, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Portugal and Uruguay all potentially to come.

If Mexico win Group C Potential opponent
Round of 16 Denmark
Quarter-Final Netherlands
Semi-Final Brazil
Final France

Things will be tougher, if Mexico finish second. France would be the likely round of 16 opponent instead of Denmark before the likes of England, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Portugal and Brazil come into the picture.

If Mexico come runners-up in Group C Potential opponent
Round of 16 France
Quarter-Final England
Semi-Final Portugal
Final Brazil

Confirmed Mexico World Cup 2022 squad

Player  Position Age Club
Guillermo Ochoa Goalkeeper 37 Club America
Alfredo Talavera Goalkeeper 40 Juarez
Rodolfo Cota Goalkeeper 35 Leon
Jorge Sanchez Defender 24 Ajax
Kevin Alvarez Defender 23 Pachuca
Nestor Araujo Defender 31 Club America
Johan Vasquez Defender 24 Cremonese
Hector Moreno Defender 34 Monterrey
Cesar Montes Defender 25 Monterrey
Gerardo Arteaga Defender 24 Genk
Jesus Gallardo Defender 28 Monterrey
Andres Guardado Midfielder 36 Real Betis
Hector Herrera Midfielder 32 Houston Dynamo
Charly Rodriguez Midfielder 25 Cruz Azul
Erick Gutierrez Midfielder 27 PSV
Luis Chavez Midfielder 26 Pachuca
Edson Alvarez Midfielder 25 Ajax
Orbelin Pineda Midfielder 26 AEK Athens
Luis Romo Midfielder 27 Monterrey
Alexis Vega Forward 24 Guadalajara
Hirving Lozano Forward 27 Napoli
Raul Jimenez Forward 31 Wolves
Roberto Alvarado Forward 24 Guadalajara
Uriel Antuna Forward 25 Cruz Azul
Henry Martin Forward 30 Club America
Rogelio Funes Mori Forward 31 Monterrey

Mexico players to watch at this year’s World Cup 2022

Mexico top World Cup Golden Boot contender – Raul Jimenez

Raul Jimenez finished as Mexico’s leading scorer in their WCQ campaign. The marksman has to date managed 29 goals across 96 international appearances. However, he will come into the World Cup cold, having not featured for Wolves since the end of August due to injury.

Mexico player to watch – Edson Alvarez

Having joined Ajax as Matthijs de Ligt’s successor the versatile Edson Alvarez has evolved into a supremely gifted holding midfielder. He’s been the glue that holds the Amsterdammers together, bringing the ball from deep and linking up with their roaming forwards, he’s expected to play a similar role for his national team as they seek to go deep in Qatar.

Mexico tactical analysis & likely formation at the World Cup

It comes as no surprise to find that Gerardo Martino, a disciple of Marcelo Bielsa, is a 4-3-3 practitioner. It’s been the most commonly used system he’s used since taking charge of Mexico in March 2019, from where he began with a 11-game winning streak, however indifferent results of late has thrown up the makeup of his starting lineup up in the air. That being said Mexico’s spine — Guillermo Ochoa, Héctor Moreno, Edson Alvarez and Hirving Lozano — is as impressive as any side in Qatar this winter.

Mexico FAQs

Where are Mexico in the FIFA world rankings?

Mexico are currently 13th in the FIFA world rankings with only Croatia, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, England, France, Argentina, Belgium and Brazil ahead of them.

Who is the Mexico manager?

Gerardo Martino was named Mexico manager in 2019, replacing Juan Carlos Osorio and has taken charge of more than 55 matches so far.

Who is the current Mexico captain?

Andrés Guardado is Mexico’s captain. He is set to become Mexico’s all-time most capped player.

How many times have Mexico won the World Cup?

In seven previous tournament outings El Tri have successfully qualified from the group stage but would be knocked out in the very next round. In fact the only two occasions Mexico made it to the quarter-fnials came in 1970 and 1988, when they hosted the World Cup.

How many times have Mexico competed in the World Cup?

Making their first appearance in 1930, Mexico have been involved in 17 World Cups including the 2022 edition in Qatar.

Who has scored Mexico most goals in World Cup tournaments?

Luis Hernández and Javier Hernández are Mexico’s top scorer at World Cup tournaments, netting four goals each.

Which player from Mexico has the most World Cup appearances?

Rafael Márquez has played in 19 World Cup games for Mexico, more than any other player.