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New logo for the Mexican national team: why El Tri changed their crest

The Mexico national team unveiled a new patch in their first visual change in 33 years.

El Tri’s logo now features the country’s name in large letters and a more abstract outline of the iconic eagle. The other emblematic elements are the colors of the flag, the Piedra del Sol [sun stone], and the ball.

Mexico will wear the new branding at the 2022 World Cup – assuming the team qualify as they are currently positioned to do – in order to modernize their image.

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Why did the Mexican national team change their crest?

New logo for the Mexican national team: why El Tri changed their crest
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“The time has come to recognize the best parts of our past, but also to modernize ourselves,” Mexican Football Association president Yon De Luisa told The Athletic. “We couldn’t afford to reach 2026 (when Mexico will be one of the World Cup hosts) with a note that was not contemporary.

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“It was an opportunity we had to capitalize on. We were fortunate to have been advised by several design stores and in the end, we received massive support from our sponsor and business partner, Adidas.

“Their design expertise allowed us to create this new image. We have tested it (via focus groups) all over Mexico and the results have been very positive. “

Mexico qualifying for the 2022 World Cup

With 14 points from eight matches, El Tri are in great shape to reach Qatar with six matches to go.

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The Mexican team currently sit third in the CONCACAF regional qualifiers, with the top three teams automatically qualifying for the World Cup and the fourth-placed team will head to the playoffs against a qualifier from the Oceania region.

Team pls GP W THE D GF Georgia DG
1. Canada 16 8 4 0 4 13 5 +8
2. United States 15 8 4 1 3 12 5 +7
3. Mexico 14 8 4 2 2 11 7 +4
4. Panama 14 8 4 2 2 11 9 +2
5. Costa Rica 9 8 2 3 3 6 7 -1
6. Jamaica 7 8 1 3 4 6 ten -4
7. Salvador 6 8 1 4 3 4 ten -6
8. Honduras 3 8 0 5 3 5 15 -ten

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