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Right now, the Mexican national teams are used to winning.
We know about the U-23 team's 2012 Summer Olympic Games success, but that is only the latest in a string of victories: Mexico's U-17 team won the 2011 World Cup, and the national team won Gold Cups in both 2009 and 2011.
When a team, or program, in this instance, is used to winning, it will find it easier moving forward in championships.
This doesn't mean it will be easy in the sense that Mexico will walk through its competition, but that the team will find it easier to navigate competitions, given its previous experiences. Think of Spain's story, for instance.
Two other competitions have also provided useful experiences for the various Mexican teams: The U-20 team placed third in the 2011 World Cup, while the team that entered the 2011 Copa America, virtually a U-23 team, failed to even get out of its group stage.
The U-20 players will look to make a step up to the next level and have a good experience to fall back on.
The group from the Copa America tournament, on the other hand, was probably disappointed in its lack of progression; There is no shame in losing tough, close games against the more experienced Chilean, Uruguayan and Peruvian squads, however.
In fact, some of the players from that team (Oribe Peralta and Javier Aquino stand out) turned up for the 2012 Olympic squad and were key performers.