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Matches

18/06/2011
3:1 (1:1)
  • Carlos FIERRO (37')
  • JONG Kwang Sok (68' OG)
  • Giovani CASILLAS (86')
  • JO Kwang (3')

Summary

Mexico battle back in Morelia
Hosts Mexico earned a 3-1 win over Korea DPR in their Group A opener in Morelia on Saturday, coming from a goal down to beat the ten-man Asian champions. More »

Line-up

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Substitute(s)

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Coaches

Raul GUTIERREZ (MEX)
(PRK) AN Ye Gun

Officials

Referee: Stephan STUDER (SUI)Assistant Referee 1: Sandro POZZI (SUI)Assistant Referee 2: Raffael ZEDER (SUI)Fourth official: Tony CHAPRON (FRA)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 14)


Latest Comments:
mexico24
19/06/2011 at 17:13
mexico24 (USA)
good job mexico
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davidpere
19/06/2011 at 04:04
davidpere (USA)
Mexico played well, but could have done much better. Unfortunately for Korea DPR their goalkeeper received an undeserved red card, but I have to admit, Kang Chol AN proved to be a much better GK. I also preferred Casillas over Arturo Gonzalez. Hopefully Carlos Fierro works on his finishing, because if he gets that down he will be very lethal within the box.
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lukejohn
19/06/2011 at 01:30
lukejohn (Malta)
Mexico won, the host nation
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Statistics

27Shots9
9Corner kicks6
0Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards1
69%Possession (%)31%
  • Carlos Guzman (L) of Mexico struggles for the ball with JJu Jong Chol (R) of North Korea
  • Kevin Escamilla, Carlos Guzman and Francisco Flores of Mexico during a match against North Korea
  • Carlos Fierro of Mexico battles with Chol Ryong Choe of Korea DPR
  • Giovani Casillas of Mexico battles with Ok Chol Jang of Korea DPR
  • Julio Gomez of Mexico battles with Myong Song Choe of Korea DPR
  • Players of Mexico celebrate victory
"It’s a liberating result, because the opening match of a World Cup is always difficult, and it's even more so when you’re the host nation," Mexico coach Raul Gutierrez.