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World Cup 2014 – A spoofer’s guide to….Mexico

by Rob Dore | May 29, 2014

Fun Fact

Mexican children don’t receive presents on Christmas Day instead they receive them on January 6th because apparently this is the date the Three Wise Men arrived at the manger. Conveniently well after the January sales have started.

Wikipedia Fact

According to Wikipedia Mexico was the 10th most visited country in the world in 2010 with an estimated 22.5 million visitors, with only 20.4 million of them being stereotypically annoying, drunk American college students on Spring Break. Woo, Spring Break!!

National Hero

Emiliano Zapata was a leader during the Mexican Revolution which started in 1910. A staunch supporter of agrarianism Zapato, who adopted the motto “Land and Liberty” is one of those rare political figures who worked for the good of the people, actively partaking in guerilla warfare as he lead the peasants revolt.

Football Pedigree

It’s actually pretty solid. They’ve never been past the quarter-finals but they have qualified for 15 of the 20 World Cups so far. Since entering the Copa America in 1993 Mexico has been to two finals, only failing to make it to at least the quarter-final stage once in eight tournaments. Nine-time winners of the less competitive and more regularly held CONCACAF Gold Cup, Mexico are also the reigning Olympic champions.

Acceptable National stereotype

They make great boxers, are very religious and all their toys are filled with sweets.

Unacceptable National Stereotype

Pretty much anything that comes out of Jeremy Clarkson’s mouth on Top Gear.

Don’t Be Surprised If They

Qualify out of their group and/or make it as far as the last eight. The talent is there and the conditions are more likely to suit them than their European counterparts.

Odds to win World Cup 2014: 125/1

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