It has been a rough year for the Mexican soccer federation. On the men’s side, their American arch-rivals have beaten them in every final between the two in senior tournaments and haven’t showed much in their friendlies running up to Qatar.
The kids aren’t doing so well either: The U-20 squad lost to Guatemala in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF U-20 tournament and will now miss the 2023 U-20 World Cup and the 2024 Paris Olympics. Now El Tri Femenil is joining the party.
The Mexican women’s team is on the brink of the same shame as their male counterparts. The team has dropped its first two matches in the 2022 CONCACAF Women’s Championship to Jamaica and Haiti without even scoring a goal. To make matters worse, the tournament is being hosted in Mexico, and only a miracle at this point will see them go through.
It's like El Tri Femenil got the memo that Mexican teams were having a bad summer that needed saving and decided that meant making the other El Tri squads look better by comparison. I really can't explain this performance.
— Andrea Canales (@soccercanales) July 8, 2022
Haiti with the GOLAZO to go up 3-0 over Mexico! 🔥🇭🇹
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 8, 2022
Mexico suffered a 1-0 defeat to Jamaica in the first match and was thrashed by Haiti in the second match by a score of 3-0. Now to even have a slim chance to go through, they’ll need to score multiple goals against the team who has won the last two World Cups, The United States. So yeah, there’s slim to no chance.
Ahora México Femenil va perdiendo contra Haití. pic.twitter.com/xy1Yrkdh4m
— Emmanuel (@Campechame42) July 8, 2022
The results are pretty surprising since Mexico had won nine out of their last ten matches before the tournament. Mexico had hoped to return to the World Cup for the first time since 2015 and the Olympics since 2004, but it doesn’t look like they’ll attend either.
¿Cuál fue el problema con el Tri Femenil? 🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/BY1XVnuLtq
— TNT Sports México (@tntsportsmex) July 8, 2022
The last hope for Mexican fans this year lies with the men, who will head to the Qatar World Cup with high expectations and a lot of criticism. But whatever happens this November, El Tri Femenil have continued the downward trend for Mexican fans, and supporters hope there’s a spark lying in the near future.