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FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2018

Mexico

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FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup record​
Mexico are a familiar face at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, having graced four of the five editions held to date. El Tri have only missed out on the inaugural staging at New Zealand 2008 so far. Their best performances came at Costa Rica 2014 and Jordan 2016, when they twice bowed out in the quarter-finals.

The road to Uruguay
Mexico secured one of North, Central America, and the Caribbean’s three tickets for Uruguay thanks to their 2-1 win over Canada in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship 2018. In an entertaining decider against USA, El Tri just came up short after the Stars and Stripes came from behind to take the continental title 3-2.

The coach
Monica Vergara has been head coach of Mexico’s U-17 women’s team since January 2018 after spending several years working in various technical roles with the federation. She led El Tri to a runners-up finish at the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship. In her playing days, she represented the Mexican national team at the 2004 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. Most notably, as a 16-year-old she was the youngest member of the team that went to the 1999 Women’s World Cup.

The stat
2 - The number of consecutive finals Mexico have lost to USA at the CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship. However, El Tri have tasted regional glory on one occasion, after prevailing on penalties against Canada in 2013.