# Mexico

Last year
# future plans
Fifa readies 48-team World Cup
For the first time, football’s greatest tournament will be held across three host nations — the United States, Canada and Mexico.
# Woe
Lewandowski's miserable World Cup run continues as penalty miss proves costly
Guillermo Ochoa was the hero as Mexico held Poland.
All time
# Chicharito
Ex-Man United and Real Madrid striker Hernandez makes €9m MLS move to LA Galaxy
Mexico’s all-time top goalscorer leaves Sevilla to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
# Report
Stephen Kenny's Ireland keep qualification hopes on track with Mexico draw
The Boys in Green could qualify for the semi-finals by beating Bahrain in their final group game.
# promising signs
'We have great, young Irish players and we want to show the potential they've got' - Kenny
The Ireland U21s manager is already looking ahead to Thursday’s meeting with Mexico after getting the Toulon Tournament off to a winning start.
# tata
Former Barcelona boss becomes Mexico coach
Gerardo Martino is coming off a storybook season in Major League Soccer in the United States, where he led Atlanta United to the MLS Cup title.
# Reaction
'That's not the real Ozil!' - Wenger on why Arsenal star flopped for Germany
The attacking midfielder was largely anonymous in Russia as the world champions crashed out in the group stages.
# New Addition
'Brazil have a huge task ahead of them when they meet France in the semi-finals'
USA legend Hope Solo made her long-awaited RTÉ panel debut today.
# Flawed
Brilliant Neymar easy to admire but hard to love
The world’s most expensive player already has 57 goals in 89 appearances for Brazil, along with 37 assists.
# Report
Neymar-inspired Brazil prevail, as Mexico bow out at last 16 for 7th consecutive time
The PSG star scored the winner in Russia today.
Brazil v Mexico, World Cup last 16
Brazil faced Mexico for a place in the quarter-finals of the competition.
# Russia 2018
Mexico well beaten by Sweden but both progress to knockouts at Germany's expense
Strikes from Ludwig Augustinsson, Andreas Granqvist and an Edson Alvarez own goal helped the Europeans to a 3-0 win in Ekaterinburg.
# Defence
'Ozil is one of the best players in the world' - Under-fire Germany star receives support
The Arsenal playmaker has been dropped by his country at World Cup 2018
# Concern
'Quality is not enough... Removing Saudi Arabia we have not won the last six games'
Joshua Kimmich has lamented the number of mistakes that his side made as they suffered a poor start to the defence of their World Cup title.
# Controversy
Germany star chuckles at Mexico team's prostitute scandal
Julian Draxler admitted on Saturday it was “fun to read” the reports.
# consistency
The 9 teams that have reached every World Cup in the last 20 years or more
Italy failed to reach the tournament for the first time since 1958 after their loss to Sweden last night.
# Allegations
Mexico captain and former Barca defender Rafa Marquez accused of helping drug kingpin
US Department of the Treasury says the centre-back is relied upon ‘heavily’ by trafficker Raul Flores Hernandez.
# closely fought
Portugal edge Mexico in heated Confederations Cup encounter
Adrien Silva scored an extra-time penalty to hand his side a win.
# Fire emoji
US captain Michael Bradley scores filthy long-range chip against Mexico
The ex-Roma and Aston Villa midfielder produced a moment of brilliance at the Azteca last night.
# Ambition
'James McClean is the kind of player I want to turn out to be like'
Bristol City and Ireland winger Callum O’Dowda admits he is still finding his feet at club and international level.
# Gulf of Mexico
Martin O'Neill takes positives from Mexico defeat in New York
The Ireland boss said the game was ‘excellent preparation’ for Austria.
# Jersey Sure
Gleeson happy to end decade in the wilderness with a goal
Stephen Gleeson scored Ireland’s only goal last night, a decade after his debut.
# Analysis
Ireland's limitations brutally exposed by electric Mexicans
Is this the last we will see of Martin O’Neill’s 3-5-2 experiment and other talking points.
# Video
Watch: Here are all the goals from the Ireland-Mexico game
There were few positives on a disappointing night for Martin O’Neill.
# Review
Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Mexico
The Irish side were comprehensively outplayed at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.
# Report
Experimental Ireland side outclassed by Mexico in New Jersey
Birmingham’s Stephen Gleeson grabbed a second-half consolation for the Boys in Green.
Ireland v Mexico, International Friendly
Ireland took on Mexico in the US, as Martin O’Neill’s side prepared for the vital World Cup qualifier with Austria.
Daryl Horgan handed first international start in Ireland team to face Mexico
It’s been confirmed that James McClean will captain the Boys in Green this evening.
# Analysis
Was James McClean right to make his controversial comments?
Plus, former League duo set for momentous day and other Ireland-Mexico talking points.
# patiently waiting
10 years on from his Ireland debut, Doyle returns to New Jersey in search of that elusive second cap
The Cork native is one of just two goalkeepers to travel with Martin O’Neill’s squad for the friendly against Mexico.
# Complaint
James McClean annoyed by unfit Ireland players who are available 'for the club games at the weekend'
The West Brom star is one of just two Premier League representatives marked present Stateside this week.
# 3-5-2
Ireland set to experiment with a new formation against Mexico?
Martin O’Neill says he may switch to a three-man defence and deploy James McClean at wing-back on Thursday.
# Stateside
Alan Browne and Kevin Long in line for Ireland debuts as 19 players travel to the US
The Boys in Green face Mexico in New Jersey this Thursday.
Kevin Long gets Ireland call in squad for Austria qualifier and summer friendlies
The Boys in Green will spend a few days at Fota Island before playing three matches in June.
Ireland book US friendly against Mexico ahead of crucial World Cup qualifier
The game will take place on 1 June at the MetLife Stadium.
# Grudge match
Captain fantastic Marquez delighted as Mexico trump USA
The skipper said the victory could help the Mexican people forget the “intolerance” of the US Presidential election.
# Grudge match
Days after Trump's election, USA take on Mexico in a politically charged World Cup qualifier
Both sides have made the CONCACAF Fifth Round and are vying for a place in Russia in 2018.
# Gaffe
VIDEO: Wrong national anthem played ahead of Mexico-Uruguay Copa America match
Meanwhile, Venezuela defeated Jamaica in Chicago thanks to a 16th minute strike from Josef Martinez.
# thumper
This absolute cracker secured a massive extra-time win for Mexico against the US last night
The victory for El Tri ensures them a place in the 2017 Confederations Cup, at the expense of Jurgen Klinsmann’s side.
# El Tri
Mexico sack coach Miguel Herrera for allegedly punching journalist in airport
The alleged incident happened in Philadelphia after the side’s Gold Cup win.