It has been over a dcade since Mexico won its first Confederations cup title, with a 4-3 win over Brazil. Since that victory, Mexico has only qualified twice. With the recent news that Italy will be joining the competition next year, I couldn’t help but begin to ponder how great of a cup it will be. Let’s go over some of those reasons why Mexico fans should be excited..
Some of the best of the best will be battling in Brazil next summer. From the likes of Uruguay, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Japan…Mexico will be going up against some elite squads. Looking at recent results, Mexico does stack up well with these teams. We all remember what can happen in tournaments like the Confederations. Our foes up north shocked #1 Spain in the semi-finals, which shows how competitive the tournament will get.
2-Mexico’s chemistry should be solid:
It will be one year until Mexico will be in Brazil, which means there is plenty of time to sculpt a top-tier squad. Mexico will finally be joined by the likes of some white-hot stars like Fabian, Herrera, Aquino just to name a few. Seeing that Mexico already has a rhythm going right now with a five game win streak (one against Confederations cup foe Brazil), we should see a very mature roster in Brazil.
3-Mexico will have serious support:
We finally catch a little break with travel! We have two major tournaments coming up in “Latin” America, which means Mexico fans will eagerly make the trip. El Tri fans are known to travel well, but it is nice to finally not have to cross an ocean to see our favorites play. The support will be greatly appreciated when the competition gets tough, and it is always nice to get a warmup before the World cup.
Scoring big in a tournament like the Confederations cup next year could do wonders for Mexico. With the quality of teams, and Mexico’s growth, I can only dream of the possibilities. Yet, for now, Mexico needs to build for what is needed to battle the historic teams ahead.