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Mexico Odds: To Win World Cup

Mexico is one of four North and Central American teams to have qualified for the World Cup in Qatar –but soccer betting sites aren’t giving them much hope of winning this winter’s tournament.

The Mexico odds for this World Cup suggest this team has an outside chance of winning. In fact, it’s a big outside chance – 1% to be exact. Now, that’s not great but soccer is one of those sports that produce upsets on a regular basis, and bettors can still seek to make profit from Mexico at the World Cup, even if it’s not backing this team to win the trophy.

Indeed, head coach Gerardo Martino would likely deem reaching the quarter-finals a big success here. Mexico has plenty of pedigree in the team, with Hirving Lozano, Raul Jimenez, Andrés Guardado and Hector Herrera providing the grounding with plenty of experience. Add in the likes of exciting talents Santiago Gimenez, Gerardo Arteaga and Roberto Alvarado, and this team could well surprise people at the World Cup.

Still, even making it out of the group stage will be a big ask. Mexico has arguably one of the easiest World Cup groups to compete in this winter. And their fate could all boil down to one big game against Poland.

*Team Mexico has been eliminated from the World Cup 2022. Team Argentina and Team Poland advance to the next round. Check out what the odds were for Argentina and Poland to win the Group C.

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Mexico: Path to the Final

Pot Draw

Mexico was perhaps unlucky not to be in Pot 1 for this World Cup. Mexico was the highest-ranked team in Pot 2 for the World Cup draw, and was only relegated to the second pot because Qatar, as hosts, are automatically placed into Pot 1. Still, the rankings suggest Mexico is better than Germany, Uruguay and the United States.

Group Stage

Mexico will compete in Group C at the World Cup alongside Argentina, Poland and Saudi Arabia. And the team’s first group game on November 22nd is perhaps its biggest. Mexico plays Poland in Doha, with the winner expected to finish second in Group C, behind Argentina. Victory is crucial. Assuming Mexico finishes second, the team could play France in the last-16. Anything better than that would be a remarkable achievement for this side.

Mexico Previous World Cup Finishes

Mexico has a rich World Cup history and hosted the tournament in both 1970 and 1986. The country is also due to host the 2026 World Cup alongside Canada and the United States, with games scheduled for Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara. Here’s Mexico’s World Cup record to date...

  • 1930 – Group stage
  • 1950 – Group stage
  • 1954 – Group stage
  • 1958 – Group stage
  • 1962 – Group stage
  • 1966 – Group stage
  • 1970 – Quarter-finals
  • 1978 – Group stage
  • 1986 – Quarter-finals
  • 1994 – Last-16
  • 1998 – Last-16
  • 2002 – Last-16
  • 2006 – Last-16
  • 2010 – Last-16
  • 2014 – Last-16
  • 2018 – Last-16

Mexico World Cup FAQ

Has Mexico qualified for the World Cup?

Yes. Mexico has qualified for the World Cup. The team will compete in Group C alongside Argentina, Poland and Saudi Arabia.

Why Is World Cup In November?

The World Cup is being held in November and December because it is too hot to play in Qatar’s summer months. FIFA chose to shake up world soccer’s calendar by moving the traditional summer tournament to the winter.

Who is Mexico’s best soccer player?

The Mexico soccer team is packed full of talented players, and perhaps its best star is forward Hirving Lozano, who plays for Napoli. Other star names include Raul Jimenez, Hector Herrera and Hector Moreno.

Will Mexico beat Poland at the World Cup?

Possibly. Mexico and Poland clash on November 22nd in their first game of Group C. Whoever wins this game will likely progress out of the group in second place, behind Argentina. Mexico is +188 to beat Poland.