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21/06/2011
2:1 (1:0)
  • Jorge ESPERICUETA (40')
  • Julio GOMEZ (85')
  • Bel EPAKO (73')

Summary

Mexico edge Congo’s nine to move on
Hosts Mexico became the first team to book passage to the knockout rounds of the 2011 FIFA U-17 World with a 2-1 win over Congo in Morelia on Tuesday. More »

Line-up

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Coaches

Raul GUTIERREZ (MEX)
(FRA) Eddie HUDANSKI

Officials

Referee: Tony CHAPRON (FRA)Assistant Referee 1: Fredji HARCHAY (FRA)Assistant Referee 2: Sandro POZZI (SUI)Fourth official: Norbert HAUATA (TAH)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 29)


Latest Comments:
ChivaTRI
23/06/2011 at 17:49
ChivaTRI (USA)
Keep hoping. Mexico should be able to beat Netherlands 3-0.
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_Amexican_
22/06/2011 at 19:22
Those of you criticizing Mexico obviously didn't watch the game. Yes Congo was down 2 players and they actually should have been down 2 more. Congo changed the atmosphere and flow of the game, by faking injuries and committing fouls. Yelling at each other, at the Mexicans, and at the official. Through this is how Mexico lost momentum and was forced to regain it after 30 minutes of wrestling with Congo. It was a dirty second half.
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forgede
22/06/2011 at 18:32
forgede (Sweden)
Curious that in both of Mexico's matches their opposition finished with fewer players that they started with. If that continues, Mexico may win the tournament, albeit in less than deserving fashion. Their knack of letting in simple goals is enough proof that they are far from the finest team on show. The African teams have been shocking this year I must say. They normally provide at least one semi finalist, I don't see that happening this year.
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Statistics

11Shots15
6Corner kicks6
2Yellow cards4
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards2
60%Possession (%)40%
  • Jorge Espericueta of Mexico celebrates a scored goal during a FIFA U-17
  • Marco Bueno of Mexico battles with Chill Ngakosso of Congo during the FI
  • Mexico fans enjoy the moment during the FIFA U-17 World Cup group A
  • Mexico fans enjoy the moment during the FIFA U-17 World Cup group A
  • Mexico fans enjoy the moment during the FIFA U-17 World Cup group A
  • Julio Gomez of Mexico scores
"Although we finished with nine players and that affected our game, there is nothing to complain about, and Mexico showed how good of a team they are," Congo coach Eddie Hudanski.