Beautiful game struts in Mexico museum dedicated to soccer

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 03:51 GMT, Jun 2, 2018 |

With soccer mania at fever pitch, Mexico City opened a museum dedicated to the sport and the national team on Friday (June 01), featuring prized memorabilia from legends such as Hugo Sanchez and archive footage from the 1970 and 1986 World Cup tournaments it has hosted.

More than 150 individual pieces are on display, revealing the evolution of Mexico’s eagle emblem on its logo as well as the changing nature of the simple soccer ball over the years. International trophies are also on show, such as the 1999 Confederations Cup, the 2012 London Olympics Gold and a Gold Cup trophy, which Mexico has clinched a record seven times.

Despite boasting one of the world’s most lucrative domestic soccer leagues and having produced players for Real Madrid and Barcelona like Hugo Sanchez and Rafael Marquez, Mexico is still missing the World Cup trophy on its mantle. It’s best showing being a pair of sixth place finishes when it hosted the tournament in 1970 and 1986.

The 2018 World Cup looks set to be a tough one for Mexico. The side is in what many have called the “group of death” in the first round of the FIFA tournament in Russia. The Latin American side kick off their campaign against champions Germany on June 17 before facing South Korea and Sweden in Group F.

Your Comment

அன்புள்ள வாசகர்களே, நீங்கள் தெரிவிக்கும் கருத்துகளுக்கு நிர்வாகம் எவ்விதத்திலும் பொறுப்பாகாது. கருத்துக்கள் தகுந்த தணிக்கைக்குப் பிறகே பதிவேற்றம் செய்யப்படுகின்றன. எனவே நாகரீகமான கருத்துக்களை மட்டுமே பதிவு செய்யுமாறு வாசகர்கள் கேட்டுக்கொள்ளபடுகின்றனர். முக்கியமான புலங்கள் குறிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளன *

Type Comments in Tamil language (Press Ctrl+g to toggle between English and Tamil)