FIFA Ranking: 4

Coach: Ricardo La Volpe

Key players: Rafael Marquez, Jared Borgetti, Guillermo Franco

World Cup record: 13th appearance

Best finish: Quarterfinals 1970, 1986

Last appearance: Second round 2002

Qualifying route: Second in CONCACAF’s final group

Key question: While the side has plenty of experience most play in the domestic league.  Will that be enough to satisfy a nation hungry for success?

Squad:

Goalkeepers #
Oswaldo Sanchez 1
Jesus Corona 12
Guillermo Ochoa 13
Defenders
Claudio Suarez 2
Carlos Salcido 3
Rafael Marquez 4
Ricardo Osorio 5
Gonzalo Pineda 14
Jose Antonio Castro 15
Mario Mendez 16
Andres Guardado 18
Francisco Rodriguez 22
Midfielders
Gerardo Torrado 6
Zinha 7
Pavel Pardo 8
Rafael Garcia 20
Luis Perez 23
Forwards
Jared Borgetti 9
Guillermo Franco 10
Ramon Morales 11
Jose Fonseca 17
Omar Bravo 19
Jesus Arellano 21

Group matches:

v Iran, 16:00 GMT, Sunday 11th June - Nuremberg

v Angola, 19:00 GMT, Friday 16th June - Hanover

v Portugal, 14:00 GMT, Wednesday 21st June - Gelsenkirchen