For many years, Mexico
were known as the "giants of CONCACAF" on account of their dominance and well-organised professional league. The league in Mexico
belongs to the top 10 championships in the world and is very lucrative. The high wages on offer there are one of the main reasons why virtually no Mexican players move abroad. Mexico
have only missed five FIFA World Cups (1934, 1938, 1974, 1982 and 1990) and the association has also recorded great success at youth level, with Mexican teams virtually ever-present at the FIFA U-17 World Cup and the FIFA World Youth Cup. Hugo Sanchez is the best player to have come out of Mexico
, having enjoyed an impressive career in his home country, as well as with Real Madrid in Spain. Today, he has a range of varied duties, including membership of the FIFA Football Committee.