Two changes of focus has left Mexico going to London with high expectations of a medal. A shift to investment in youth (in planning for 2014) has seen Mexico win the FIFA U-17 World Cup and finish third in the FIFA U-20 World Cup – both last year. The other change has seen the Coach abandon his favoured defensive formation to adopt a 4-3-3 formation. Arguably a necessity, as El Tri is blessed with attacking players.
On the back of winning the Pan American games last year, the U-23 team won the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying, winning every game and scoring 16 goals in the process. Mexico followed qualification by winning the prestigious U-21 Toulon tournament (scoring another 14 goals). In each of these tournaments El Tri have had the top goal scorer – Marco Fabi