In the football (soccer) community, every four years the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup takes place with 32 national teams at its helm. At My Melrose, we celebrate the FIFA World Cup hosted in Qatar and provide attire inspired by the Mexico national team. Get ready for the game with the family wearing the My Melrose attire we showcase, along with some interesting facts about the FIFA organization.
My Melrose FIFA World Cup Team Mexico Inspired Shirts
Ladies Soccer Shirts Gallery
Be ready for all the goals in style with the seven different options My Melrose has for fans of team Mexico this year for the FIFA World Cup. We first feature a cute Mexico tee with a soccer ball graphic. Our 'Vamos Mexico' shirt is in two different colors, one in green and one in black. Either one is a festive choice for World Cup spectating. Other options are some side tie tees with Mexico printed on the front along with an emblem or one without ties and a 'Mexico World Cup' graphic. You'll look and feel your best at any FIFA World Cup watch party you decide to attend.
Men's Soccer Shirts Gallery
For the male audience we have shirts that wear like the team Mexico jerseys. With different colors and design options, you can immerse yourself into the game like you're on the field with your game day jersey shirt. Scream with passion and go nuts for team Mexico at the FIFA World Cup.
Girl's Soccer Shirts Gallery
Complete your family World Cup attire collection with t-shirts for the boys. These feature an emblem inspired by the Mexican national team's logo.
FIFA History and Team Mexico
The FIFA organization was established in Paris on May 21st, 1904. The foundation of FIFA started with France, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. This organization is the governing body of football (soccer), futsal and beach soccer and currently has 211 member organizations. The first FIFA World Cup competition took place in 1930, which Uruguay won. Between 1930 and 1970 the FIFA World Cup was referred to as the Jules Rimet Trophy.
In regards to team Mexico, according to an ESPN projected report by Caesar Hernandez, the FIFA World Cup News, the Miami Herald, and Yahoo! News; these are some star players to watch out for this year in Qatar:
Goalkeepers Guillermo Ochoa, Alfredo Talavera, and Rodolfo Cota
Guillermo Ochoa was Mexico's star goalkeeper two years in a row for the World Cup and is once again selected as the first choice for this position. He is a four time World Cup participant having started in 2006 after his Mexican National team debut in 2005. This year is his fifth World Cup participation as part of team Mexico and he is serving as captain of the team. He was selected to play for the 2004 and 2020 Summer Olympics. As part of CF América, Ochoa has been a CONCACAF Champions Cup Winner, a three time FIFA World Cup Best Goalkeeper Award, and a Mexican Clausura champion. Ochoa's career as a player for team Mexico besides playing in the World Cup shows a record of him being a four time Gold Cup winner and participant beginning in 2006. He participated in Copa América and once won third place in the tournament in 2007. When Ochoa played in the Standard Liège in 2018, he and the team were the Belgian Cup winners (Beker van Belgie; Crocky Cup).
The next choice for goalkeeper is FC Juárez's Alfredo Talavera. Talavera 's debut with Mexico's national team earned him and the team a Gold Cup win in 2011. He later participated in the 2013 Gold and Confederations Cup, the 2014 World Cup, the 14/15 and 15/16 Copa América. In 15/16 Talavera added to his titles by being part of the Mexican Olympic Team. In 2017 he again participated in the Confederations Cup and in 2018, was part of the World Cup Team.
Rodolfo Cota is the final goalkeeper choice for World Cup team Mexico this year. Cota's titles include being a three time Mexican Cup winner (14/15, 15/16 and 16/17), two time CONCACAF Champions League winner (09/10 and 17/18), Leagues Cup (2021) and Mexican Super Cup winner (15/16). Cota's debut to the Mexican National team was in 2017. His current club is Club León.
Full-backs Jorge Sánchez and Jesús Gallardo
The projected starting right-back to watch out for is Jorge Sánchez; who made his Mexico national team debut in 2015 at the age of 17. This is his first FIFA World Cup participation. His current club is Ajax Amsterdam, which he recently joined in August of this year. While playing for CF América he was part the winning team for the Mexican Campeón de Campeones, and Mexican Cup Clausura (Copa MX Clausura) all in the 2018/2019 season and part of the Mexican Olympic Team in Summer 2020.
For the starting left-back position, watch CF Monterrey's two time CONCACAF Champions League winner (2018/2019 and 2020/2021) Jesús Gallardo. Gallarado was part of the winnning Mexican Cup team playing for his current club. With team mexico, Gallarado was part of the winning Gold Cup team in 2019 and participated in the 2018 World Cup.
Center-backs Héctor Moreno, Néstor Araujo, and César Montes
For the center-back positions, team Mexico's top choice is Héctor Moreno who began his national team career in 2005 at the age of 17. Upon beginning his career, Moreno was part of the Under-17 World Cup championship winning team. Later in the 09/10 season while playing for AZ Alkmaar, Moreno was part of the John Cruijff Schaal championship winning team. Moreno is a three time World Cup participant having begun in 2010 for team Mexico, a Copa América participant and two time Confederations Cup participant in 2013 and 2017. Moreno was part of the 2011 and 2019 team Mexico Gold Cup winning teams. His most recent win is the 2020/2021 CONCACAF Champions League with his current club CF Monterrey.
The second selection for center-back is Néstor Araujo. Arajuo made his national team debut in 2011 at age 19 and in the same year participated in the Under-20 World Cup and won an Olympic Medal as a part of team Mexico at the 2012 Olympic Games. He is a part of the 2019 Gold Cup winning team, a two time Mexican Clausura Champion (2014/2015 and 2017/2018) playing for Santos Laguna and a participant of Copa América, and the Confederations Cup.
Team Mexico's final selection for center-back is two time CONCACAF Champions League winner (2018/2019 and 2020/2021) of CF Monterrey César Montes. Montes made his national team debut as an Olympian at the 2016 games at the age of 18. He continues to play on CF Monterrey, and has been on the winning Mexican Cup team (2019/2020) and was part of the winning Gold Cup team for Mexico in 2019.
Midfielders Andrés Guardado, Héctor Herrera, and Edson Álvarez
Andrés Guardado is team Mexico's first choice for midfield with having participated in four FIFA World Cup tournaments since 2006. As part of team Mexico, Guardado has been part of three winning Gold Cup teams (2011, 2015, and 2019) and a participant in two Copa América and Confederations Cup tournaments. As a current club member of Real Betis Balompié, he is part of the winning Copa del Rey tournament team for the 2021/2022 season.
Héctor Herrera, the second choice for team Mexico's midfield lineup debuted in 2012 at age 21 to the Mexico U23 national team. In the same year he became an Olympic Medalist as part of the 2012 Olympic Games. Over his career, Herrera has participated in two Confederations Cups (2013 and 2017), Copa América and a two time FIFA World Cup participant (2014 and 2018). Herrera is a Portuguese Super Cup and Gold Cup winner.
The final selection for midfiler is Edson Álvarez who made his national team debut in 2015 with Mexico U18. With his current club; Ajax Amsterdam, he has won the KNVB Beker. Álvarez was part of the winning team for the Mexican Cup while playing for his previous club; CF América. Representing Mexico, Álvarez was part of the Gold Cup winning team in 2019 and participated in the 2018 World Cup.
Forwards Raúl Jiménez and Hirving Lozano
Raúl Jiménez is the first choice forward position for the World Cup team for Mexico. His track record shows he has participated in the two previous World Cup competitions, won the Gold Cup in 2019, participated in the 2013 Gold Cup, the 2013 and 2017 Confederations Cup and was a 2012 Olympic Medalist representing team Mexico. Outside of the Mexican national team, Jiménez currently plays for the Wolverhampton Wanderers. While part of his previous club SL Benfica, Jiménez was part of a Allianz Cup and two time Portuguese Super Cup (Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira) winning team (2017 and 2018). Jiménez once was part of a Spanish Super Cup (Supercopa de Espana) winning team; Atlético de Madrid.
Our final player to mention for team Mexico is Hirving Lozano. Lozano is a current member of SSC Napoli; the 2019/2020 Italian Cup (Coppa Italia) winners. In his team Mexico career, Lozano participated in the 2018 World Cup, the 2016 Olympic team, the Confederations Cup, Copa América and the Under-20 World Cup.