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What is the farthest Mexico has ever gone in a World Cup?

The Mexican National Team's World Cup history; participation and results. 

Mexico has participated in many World Cups but has never transcended.
Mexico has participated in many World Cups but has never transcended.

The Mexican national team is one of the teams that usually animates World Cups, as it has only missed 5 of the 22 editions.

Its greatest achievement has been to reach the quarterfinals, a stage it has been denied in the last seven World Cups it has played in, with Mexico 86 being the last time it reached the quarterfinals in the now longed-for fifth match.

Such is the history of the Tricolor with the World Cup that, since the first tournament, in Uruguay in 1930, has been present.

How many times has Mexico qualified for a World Cup in a row?

Eight is the most times Mexico has qualified for the World Cup in a row. This figure has just been reached with the ticket to Qatar 2022.

The Tricolor has not missed a World Cup since Italy 90 and has been in the tournaments since the United States 94, France 98, Korea-Japan 2002, Germany 2006, South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014, Russia 2018, and now Qatar 2022.

How many World Cups has Mexico's National Team played throughout history and how did it fare?

Uruguay 1930: Lost all three matches in Group A and finished 13th out of 13 participants.
France 4-1 Mexico
Chile 3-0 Mexico
Argentina 6-3 Mexico

Brazil 1950: Lost all three matches in Group A and finished in 12th place out of 13 participants.
Brazil 4-0 Mexico
Yugoslavia 4-1 Mexico
Switzerland 2-1 Mexico

Switzerland 1954: Lost its two matches in Group A and finished 13th out of 14 participants
Brazil 5-0 Mexico
France 3-2 Mexico

Sweden 1958: Lost two matches and drew one in Group C and finished 16th out of 16 participants.
Sweden 3-0 Mexico
Wales 1-1 Mexico
Hungary 4-0 Mexico

Chile 1962: Lost two matches and won one in Group C and finished 11th out of 16 participants.
Brazil 2-0 Mexico
Spain 1-0 Mexico
Czechoslovakia 1-3 Mexico

England 1966: Lost one match and drew two in Group A and finished 12th out of 16 participants.
France 1-1 Mexico
England 2-0 Mexico
Uruguay 0-0 Mexico

Mexico 1970: Won 2 and drew 1 in Group A. Lost 4-1 to Italy in the quarterfinals. Finished 6th out of 16 participants
USSR 0 -0 Mexico
El Salvador 0-4 Mexico
Belgium 0-1 Mexico
Italy 4-1 Mexico

Argentina 1978: Lost all three matches in Group B and finished 16th out of 16 participants.
Tunisia 3-1 Mexico
Germany 6-0 Mexico
Poland 3-1 Mexico

Mexico 1986: Won 2 matches and drew 1 in Group B. In the round of 16, they defeated Bulgaria and in the quarterfinals, they lost to Germany. Finished 6th out of 24 participants
Belgium 1-2 Mexico
Paraguay 1-1 Mexico
Iraq 0-1 Mexico
Bulgaria 0-2 Mexico
West Germany 0 (4)-0 (1) Mexico

United States 1994: Won 2 and drew 1 in Group E. Lost to Bulgaria in the round of 16 and finished 13th out of 24.
Norway 1-0 Mexico
Ireland 1-2 Mexico
Italy 1-1 Mexico
Bulgaria 1 (3)- 1 (1) Mexico

France 1998: Won 1 and drew 2 in Group E. Lost to Germany in the Round of 16 and finished 13th out of 32.
South Korea 1-3 Mexico
Belgium 2-2 Mexico
Netherlands 2-2 Mexico
Germany 2-1 Mexico

Korea-Japan 2002: Won 2 and drew 1 in Group G. In the Round of 16 lost to the United States and finished 11th out of 32.
Croatia 0-1 Mexico
Ecuador 1-2 Mexico
Italy 1-1 Mexico
United States 2-0 Mexico

Germany 2006: Won 1, drew 1, and lost another. In the round of 16 lost to Argentina and finished in 15th place.
Iran 1-3 Mexico
Angola 0-0 Mexico
Portugal 2-1 Mexico
Argentina 2-1 Mexico

South Africa 2010: Won 1, drew 1, and lost 1 in Group A. Lost to Argentina in the round of 16 and finished 14th out of 32.
South Africa 1-1 Mexico
France 0-2 Mexico
Uruguay 1-0 Mexico
Argentina 3-1 Mexico

Brazil 2014: Won 2 and drew 1 in Group A. In the round of 16 lost to the Netherlands and finished 10th out of 32.
Cameroon 0-1 Mexico
Brazil 0-0 Mexico
Croatia 1-3 Mexico
Netherlands 2-1 Mexico

Russia 2018: Won 2 and lost 1 in Group F. In round of 16 lost to Brazil and finished 12th out of 32.
Germany 0-1 Mexico
South Korea 1-2 Mexico
Sweden 3-0 Mexico
Brazil 2-0 Mexico

What is Mexico's best and worst participation in a World Cup? 

The best was in Mexico 86, where they came in sixth place with 24 participants, reaching the quarterfinals.

The worst was in Argentina 78, with three defeats that sent Mexico to the last place in the competition.

Which World Cups did Mexico not qualify for and why? 

Mexico did not participate in the World Cup in Italy because it was suspended due to the improper players' issue.

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