Golden Team Soccer

Mexico’s national soccer team won a World Cup title, and now the country is on the cusp of hosting the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

That could change if President Enrique Peña Nieto does not follow through on a promise to create a soccer league, which would give Mexico the opportunity to host the 2022 and 2020 World Cups at home, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The article notes that Peña has also pledged to increase infrastructure spending and invest billions in infrastructure projects.

A key element of the 2022 World Cup will be host cities, the WSJ noted.

The paper also noted that Mexico’s soccer federation has been lobbying Peña for more than a year to get the World Cup started in the country. 

The WSJ report notes that Mexico will be able to host one of the two 2022 World Championship tournaments, which will be held at Estadio Azteca, and a 2019 event in Estadios Aztecas, which are located in the same city as the Estadiazero. 

According to the WSZ, a presidential election is scheduled for 2019, and the next president will also have the ability to appoint new soccer officials. 

Mexico’s soccer team, known as Estadores Aztecanos, beat Mexico’s top league, Tigres, 4-1 on Wednesday night.

The victory came after the Mexican team had gone scoreless in the first half and were looking for their first win of the tournament.

The defeat also was the first of three points for Tigres this tournament.