Mexico’s qualification campaign was very impressive. Under Juan Carlos Osorio they topped their group and qualified for Russia with three games to spare. They haven’t changed their style of play since the 2014 Brazil World Cup. Instead, their challenge has been to integrate young and emerging talents into their squad and force them to adopt the same style of play.
Their style of play is of an extremely high tempo. Short fast passes with pace down both wings often stun their opponents, resulting in relatively easy tap ins. This is apparent in the goals that resulted in them heading to Russia. In september 2017, Mexico applied pace down the wing in the form of Jesus Corona who then executed a breath-taking cross to Hirving Lozano, subsequently heading the ball past the Panama keeper.