With the 2014 World Cup, Mexico looks to make it six consecutive tournaments in which it has made it past the group stage. This time around Los Manitos are likely fighting for second in Group A, as Brazil is expected to take the grouping handily.
This year’s team is almost a split squad. On one hand, Mexico has three defenders with over 100 caps. It’s a group that shouldn’t be overwhelmed by the moment, and could provide some balance to the typically aggressive Mexican attack.
On the other hand, the team’s midfield is incredibly young. Carlos Pena is the most experienced player, having 14 caps. The trio in the middle of Mexico’s 5-3-2 formation are all only 24 years old.