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Team Info

Mexico made their debut at the IHF Men's Youth World Championship at Georgia 2017, and it was not an easy tournament for the Central American team, who lost all seven matches to finish 24th.

Six years later, the new generation of Mexicans is determined to do better and claim their maiden win at this level. They qualified for Croatia 2023 after earning silver at the 2022 North American and Caribbean Championship, which took place in Mexico City last November.

Following a round-robin tournament, Mexico finished behind Guadeloupe, but as Guadeloupe could not qualify for the World Championship due to their status as regional members, it was the Mexicans who ultimately booked their tickets to Croatia.

They have a rather balanced squad, and quite a number of players are capable of leading the team in a specific match. While reaching the main round is not an easy task, Mexico will definitely try to create surprises and grab some points – possibly already in their opening game against Austria. 

Key players: Juan Anguiano (right back), Leonardo Ayala (left wing), Brian Navarro (centre back)
Qualification for Croatia 2023: 2022 North American and Caribbean Championship – 2nd place
History in tournament: 2017: 24th
Group at Croatia 2023: Group E (Denmark, Austria, Chile, Mexico)