A new and brighter generation of Mexican footballers has given the country two FIFA under-17 World Cups and a gold medal in London 2012, so how come they haven't been called up for the senior squad?
For those that play in foreign clubs, like Javier Hernández and Andrés Guardado, there is a guaranteed spot with El Tri, despite what they have done in Spain or England.
Meanwhile, for the young footballers that are making their own name in the local tournament (Liga MX), the chances are slim.
But there is always hope and these kids have handled pressure in style. Let's take a look at six promising players that should get a chance to play with El Tri before the 2014 World Cup.