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FULL-TIME
All over here in Belo Horizonte! Mexico are worthy winners having had the majority of the ball and chances. It was Manchester United's Javier Hernandez who got both their goals, but missed a late penalty which would have given him his hat-trick. Japan go home without a point, but Mexico salvage some consolation.

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The final whistle sounds.
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90'+5
KURIHARA (Japan) commits a foul.
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G.OCHOA (Mexico) is yellow carded.
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J.HERNANDEZ (Mexico) rattles the crossbar.

A double miss from the Manchester United man! Kawashima dives the right way, but pushes the spot-kick back to Hernandez who snatches at the loose ball, but sees it cannon off the crossbar.

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KAWASHIMA (Japan) pulls off a save.
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J.HERNANDEZ (Mexico) sees his penalty saved by the goalkeeper.
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J.HERNANDEZ (Mexico) is fouled inside the box by YOSHIDA (Japan).
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90'
J.AQUINO (in) comes off the bench to replace R.JIMENEZ (out) (Mexico)
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HONDA (Japan) is penalised after committing a foul.
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86'
(1 - 2) OKAZAKI (Japan) scores!!

There could be a twist in this game yet! A tap in from Shinji Okazaki has given Japan hope here with less than five minutes to play. It was a simple finish for the forward and Mexico face a nervy final few minutes.

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83'
KONNO (Japan) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on H.MIER (Mexico).
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82'
NAKAMURA (Japan) swings in the corner.
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79'
H.MORENO (Mexico) pulls off a save.
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KONNO (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.

The heel of Guillermo Ochoa denies Yasuyuki Konno a goal. The defender broke forward and fired a goalbound shot from the tightest of angels which seemed destined for the net until the keeper's boot diverted it away.

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