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Guillermo Ochoa makes his 118th appearance for Mexico

The veteran goalkeeper is one game away from surpassing Cuauhtémoc Blanco and Ramón Ramírez with the most appearances in the history of the Mexico national team.

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Guillermo Ochoa makes his 118th appearance for Mexico

Guillermo Ochoa kept a clean sheet in Mexico’s 3-0 win against Honduras at the Estadio Azteca on Sunday evening. This was Ochoa’s 118th appearance for the Mexican national team and he is one game away from surpassing Cuauhtémoc Blanco and Ramón Ramírez, who are in ninth place in the all-time list.

Ochoa one of the best goalkeepers in the history of Mexican soccer

The 36-year-old is considered to be amongst the best goalkeepers in the history of Mexican soccer and he will most likely make his 119th appearance on Wednesday against El Salvador at the Estadio Cuscatlán. Ochoa is also 11 games away from becoming the goalkeeper with the most appearances for the Mexican national team.

The player with the most appearances for Mexico is Claudio ‘El Emperador’ Suárez. The former Mexican international played a total of 177 games for ‘El Tri’ between 1992 until 2006. So Ochoa has a long road ahead if wants to equal the record established by Suárez.

Mexico in the World Cup qualifiers

The team managed by Gerardo Martino is at the top of the table in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in CONCACAF with 11 points. They will finish this month's international window on Wednesday against El Salvador and return to action in November with three qualifying games in the round-robin tournament.