Analyzing Mexico's Olympic draw 

April, 24, 2012

In the early morning hours on Tuesday, the Mexican federation finally found out its opponents for the Olympic Games. With Olympic coach Luis Fernando Tena, senior national team manager Jose Manuel de la Torre and national team director Hector Gonzalez Inarritu in attendance at Wembley Stadium in London, Mexico learned that in Group B it will face South Korea on July 26 at Newcastle, Gabon on July 29 in Coventry and Switzerland on Aug. 1 in Cardiff.

The other groups are A (Great Britain, Senegal, United Arab Emirates), C (Brazil, Egypt, Belarus, New Zealand) and D (Spain, Japan, Honduras, Morocco).

Here is a first look at the draw as it relates to Mexico:

The good

By virtue of having been selected as a top seed on Monday, Mexico assured itself that it would not face the three other top seeds (Great Britain, Brazil and Spain) in group play. In awarding a top seed, clearly, FIFA took into account Mexico's various tournament championships in the past year, including winning the Olympic qualifying tournament earlier this month.