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More than 44,000 Mexico fans travelled to Russia to cheer on their team

Brazil v Mexico: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

It’s no secret that the Mexico National team is among the most supported teams in the world. In fact, for the last two World Cups, El Tri fans have arguably been some of the best, and in the case of Russia 2018, all three of their Group Stage games were essentially home games.

According to Spanish newspaper El País, it is estimated that around 44,000 Mexicans traveled to Russia to support their team, with thousands more coming from the United States. This makes Mexico the second most supported team in this World Cup after the hosts Russia.

While nonetheless impressive, this sort of statistic comes as no surprise at all given the passion of which El Tri fans cheer on for their national team. Mexico has long been a fixture in World Cups, and their fans have always been among the most joyful and colorful in the tournament’s recent history.

Rounding out the top 5 are three other Latin American countries that also had a big presence in this World Cup, with Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia.