Although it has participated in the last two editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Mexico has qualified for the Olympic Games only once in 2004. The Tricolor is the third-winningest team CONCACAF Women’s Qualifying history with seven victories in 13 all-time games. Three of its six losses, however, have come in the semifinal stage or later.
Mexico is producing an ever-widening pool of talented players highlighted by forward Veronica Charlyn Corral, who has exploded onto the senior stage in spectacular fashion over the last two years after a sterling youth career. In the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, she netted four goals, including the last two in a 4-2 extra-time win over Trinidad & Tobago in the match for third place, a result that sealed Mexico’s place at Canada 2015. Later in 2014, Corral netted a tournament-best five goals as Mexico won the Central American & Caribbean Games title.
Other players to keep an eye include a quartet who appeared in every minute of Mexico’s campaign in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup: defenders Kenti Robles and Alina Garciamendez; midfielder Veronica Perez (1 goal) and goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago.