Mexico are a familiar face at the World Cup, with an impressive track record. However, they are not in a good place.
Their recent 3-2 loss to Colombia dominated the headlines back home after Gerardo 'Tata' Martino's side let slip a 2-0 lead, with the Record newspaper describing El Tri's "sinking ship" as the 'Tritanic'.
"Tata's squad is sinking. It sailed at full speed and dominated the first half with goals from [Alexis] Vega and [Gerardo] Arteaga, but Colombia came back and Mexico melted in an embarrassing manner," Record said on its front page.
The defeat was Mexico's second in three matches after they were beaten 1-0 by Paraguay before edging Peru 1-0.
Newspaper ESTO also focused on the manner of the defeat.
"The Tricolor had two faces, one good first half and a second one where they didn't know how to react," it reported. "The worrying thing is that there are seven weeks to go until the Tricolor appears in Doha against Poland. Colombia exposed all of Mexico's shortcomings."
Reforma's Cancha newspaper was far more succinct with a one-word headline, "Disappointment".
Mexico play two more warm-up games against Sweden and Iraq in November before heading to Qatar for their World Cup Group C opener against Poland on Nov 22.
Mexico World Cup 2022 squad
World Cup squads are usually announced around six weeks before the World Cup starts. This year the World Cup will run from November 20 to December 18.
Who are likely to be the star names in the squad?
In terms of quality, Raul Jimenez is likely to be top of the starting line-up in Qatar, however, he has struggled this season with a chronic groin injury which has kept him out of his Wolves side since August 31. Jimenez has a view to making it to Qatar, and both his club and national team are optimistic that the 30-goal international will be back to full fitness by mid-November.
Elsewhere, captain and defensive midfielder Andrés Guardado has 175 caps, as well as a notable club career that has included the likes of PSV and Valencia.
Napoli forward Hirving Lozano may be one to watch. He has played 15 times for the Serie A leaders this season, including coming off the bench in a 4-1 win against Liverpool in the Champions League.
What are Mexico's fixtures?
Mexico are in Group C alongside Argentina, Saudi Arabia and Poland.
Nov 22: Mexico vs Poland, Stadium 974, 4pm GMT (7pm local time)
Nov 26: Argentina vs Mexico, Lusail Iconic Stadium, 7pm (10pm local time)
Nov 30: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico, Lusail Iconic Stadium, 7pm (10pm local time)
See the full list of World Cup 2022 fixtures.
What is Mexico's World Cup record?
This will be Mexico's 17th appearance at the World Cup, a number that only Brazil, Germany, Italy and Argentina have exceeded.
Mexico and Brazil are the only two nations to make it out of the group stage over the last seven World Cups, but Mexico have failed to progress beyond the final 16 at each of the last eight World Cups.
Mexico reached the quarter-finals of the 1970 and 1986 tournaments, in which they placed sixth.
As a standout team in the Americas, Mexico have won 11 confederation titles, including eight Concacaf Gold Cups and three of its precursor, the CONCACAF Championship.
Mexico are currently 100/1 to win the World Cup 2022.
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Information correct as of November 1.