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The World Cups Mexico Has Won

I've Forgotten More World Cups Than Mexico Has Won!

In the pantheon of amusement procured from internet browsing, few things hold a candle to the multiverse of sporting upsets, triumphs and trivia. Nestled within the latter is the strikingly short list of World Cups that our dear Mexico has conquered. Although, with all due respect to Mexico, there is an old gentleman's proverb that quickly springs to mind - it's not about the size of the dog in the fight, it's about the size of the fight in the dog.

Indeed, somewhere along the line, those words seemed to have weaved their way into the essence of Mexican football. After all, if you can't win the whole enchilada... er, I mean the entire tournament, at least painfully remind anyone who does that they didn't achieve victory without first surviving a Mexican standoff!

My Abuela Can Run, But Can She Score?

Ever since Atlas shrugged and got this whole spherical shindig started, Mexico has had a love-hate relationship with that little piece of leather dubbed 'the football'. The love part? Well, what's not to love about joining 10 of your closest compadres in a gloriously choreographed dance of tactics, tensed muscles, and testy exchanges of pleasantries with referees? The hate part? Umm.. that would be the tiny detail about actually getting the ball into the opponent's net more frequently than they get it into yours. Or in other words, the 'scoring a goal' thing.

On the other hand, scoring goals has always been as integral to winning the World Cup as is guacamole to any self-respecting taco joint. So, let's take a gaze into the past, and see those precious moments when Mexico brought home the bacon... or at least, a bacon sliver-sized World Cup trophy.

Did You Blink? You Might Have Missed It

If you're a connoisseur of FIFA's rich tapestry, you might already know about Mexico lifting the shiny, spherical World Cup. It was a day when the sun had never shone brighter, the mariachi never sounded sweeter, and the tequila never tasted smoother. It's time to hark back to those glorious days in the annals of Mexican football when our heroes played the 'Beautiful Game' their way and brought back home the globe's most sought-after tin of cookies.

But hold your sombreros folks, just before you reach for the tequila to celebrate their triumphant past! Lower the volume on that mariachi band, and let's reflect on the cruel reality - the modest list of World Cups Mexico has won. It’s merely the beginning of the tale that makes you ponder if maybe, just maybe, if it was our beloved Abuela kicking the ball, would things have turned out differently? This and much more in our next chapter. Stay tuned, amigos!

The Rounds Our Amigos Danced, Without Bringing the Cup Home


Mexican fans have often been on an emotional rollercoaster – from absolute telenovela-worthy despair to moments of jaw-dropping exhilaration that leave one gasping for oxygen and a gulp of tequila to calm the nerves. Amid all the excitement, the Cup victories were, well, not as plentiful as one would wish. Might it have been the distraction of that hat just a tad too large, or could it be that the ghosts of missed goals past came knocking at inconvenient moments? Who knows!

1966: More Huffs And Puffs Than The Big Bad Wolf on Steroids

England, the land of Queen, crumpets, the Beatles, and by some hilarious quirk of history, football, hosted the 1966 World Cup. El Tri rolled up their sleeves, thanked the gods for the lack of cacti on the pitch, and decided to attempt the aching feat of winning. Spectators worldwide excitedly asked, "Will the Mexicans mastermind the ultimate smash and grab?" The answer, unfortunately, was a clear 'No!'. After two draws against Uruguay and France and a loss to England (Yes, the very same!), our heroes kissed adios to the tournament. Stark resemblance to unfortunate romantic adventures, eh?

1970 and 1986: The Bride That Got Away...Twice!

Now, in the grand high-noon standoff against fate, Mexico hosted the World Cup, not once, but twice. This was as close to the Cup as a churro to a chocolaty dip. Oh, the potential glory of lifting the trophy at home and the ensuing parties that could have lasted longer than grandpapa's stories of the legendary Chupacabra. But alas, the dream lingered in the realm of fantasy, and the reality was left knocking the door, bearing the grim news of Quarter-Final exits on both occasions. So close and yet so far!

A World Cup-Sized Hole in The Trophy Cabinet

So, how many World Cups has Mexico won? If you've reached this point and remained hopeful, kudos to you, dear amigo! You're riding high on optimism. But, keep your emotions in check as we unfold the scoreboard - None. That's right, the number of World Cup victories Mexico has registered could find itself cuddled between the negative pudú—the world’s smallest deer—and the invisible pixie. They've danced their rounds on the stage, with moments of brilliance indeed, yet slipped between the cracks when it came to the final leg.

Nonetheless, the humor lies in the journey, not the scoreboard. When we gather together at our local cantinas, sip our frothy brew, and warm our hearts with the reminiscing of past glories and what-ifs, the lack of a trophy suddenly seems a little less cold. Here's to Mexico and its undying love for football: May the Cup-lifting Day dawn upon us soon, and until then, we shall dance to the rhythm of hope and tequila. Cheers, amigos!

The Football Fiesta: The World Cup That Mexico Did Win

Oh, wait! Brace yourselves, readers! We've pulled a classic bait and switch on you. That's right, amigos! Mexico did, in fact, hold aloft a World Cup, albeit, not the one you were expecting. We were never referring to the FIFA Men's World Cup, we meant the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, those bright young things!

In 2005, the underdogs, or shall we say, the 'under-17-dogs' took the world by surprise when they nabbed the coveted junior title at home. This victory was more satisfying than a pint of frosty cerveza on a scorching summer's day! Yes, amigos, we do have a World Cup trophy resting in our cabinet, and when the sun catches it just right, its shine can banish all memories of those senior losses into the dusty annals of history.

Under-17 Futbol - Where Mexico Flexes its Football Muscles

Mexico's Under-17 team answered the question on everyone's minds – Can Mexico win a World Cup? The convincing answer, achieved with panache by the youngsters, was a resounding "Si!". They brought victory home not once but twice, in 2005 and 2011, savoring the sweetness of these successes while their senior counterparts had to make do with their agave nectar shots.

Who needs the senior FIFA World Cup trophy anyway? It's like a burrito overstuffed with pressure and expectations. The junior success, on the other hand, is akin to a perfect taco, the right concoction of vibrant ingredients, toppling odds and dish-delighting triumph.

If Hopes were Tequilas, We'd all Be Drunk

With two Under-17 World Cup victories under its belt, Mexico surely has a foothold on the slippery mountain that is football success. The vibrant country has proven its talent in football, employing a combination of swift passes, cheeky tackles, and a fiesta-like atmosphere that is uniquely Mexican. It begs the question – Why hasn't this translated into success on the senior stage?

Well, dear amigo, football is less predictable than trying to pull a rabbit from a sombrero. But we haven't lost hope. Much like the true spirit of a telenovela, the narrative is full of twists and turns, and we're all rooting for the day when our title reads, "The FIFA World Cup Mexico Has Won."

Jokes and irony aside, it's not about the final score but the beautiful game! What's more refreshing than a tall, fizzy glass of horchata on a sweltering summer's day is to remember that win or lose; the trials and tribulations of the Mexican football team bring a nation together, emphasizing camaraderie and fellowship in the face of adversity. And that, my friends, is a victory in itself.

Meanwhile, keep the tequila flowing, the chants roaring, and the hopes soaring. Who knows what the next World Cup could bring? So, hasta luego, and never forget, it's more than just a game - It's a way of life.

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