Matches

30/10/2009
0:2 (0:0)
  • Carlos CAMPOS (65')
  • Carlos PARRA (79')

Summary

Resilient Mexico end Japan dreams

Mexico have sealed a berth in the knockout stage after a workmanlike 2-0 victory over a Japan side which again failed to convert their chances.

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Line-up

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Substitute(s)

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Coaches

Yutaka IKEUCHI (JPN)
(MEX) Jose Luis GONZALEZ

Officials

Referee: Stephane LANNOY (FRA)Assistant Referee 1: Eric DANSAULT (FRA)Assistant Referee 2: Laurent UGO (FRA)Fourth official: Michael HESTER (NZL)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 46)


Latest Comments:
numerouno
03/11/2009 at 05:57
numerouno (USA)
wow mexico has 2% going to the final when ther biggest chaleng is nigeria and spain. then us has .0000000000001% making it they have to start with italy then they have teh swiss germany argentia and turky
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LGARS6
02/11/2009 at 22:09
LGARS6 (USA)
Mexico has a 2% of going to the world cup final.
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dkrewgt4
02/11/2009 at 02:20
dkrewgt4 (USA)
I think Mexico has a pretty good chance of making it to the final in this sub-17 world cup tournament. They started their first match off on the wrong foot, but played a great game agaisnt Brazil and winning 1-0. After beating Brazil I think they gained more confidence and showed it by beating Japan 2-0 which puts them in round of 16. I hope Mexico makes it to the final like they did in 2005 Peru to try and make history again by winning the world cup in this edition.
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Statistics

21Shots15
7Corner kicks1
0Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
48%Possession (%)52%
  • Ken Matsubara of Japan battles with Victor Manon of Mexico
  • Head Coach of Mexico Jose Luis Gonzalez shouts instructions
  • The players from Japan and Mexico line up
  • Dejection for the players of Japan as they go out of the competition in Nigeria
  • Dejection for Tatsuya Uchida of Japan as Japan go out of the competition in Nigeria
  • Dejection for Koji Takano of Japan as Japan go out of the competition in Nigeria

"We didn't play a good game. We started well but Japan got control of the ball and gave us some serious problems. We were very close to going out of the World Cup but fortunately we were clinical enough up front to get the two goals, the first of them coming when they were having their best spell. We're through to the next round but we have to improve if we're going to stay in the tournament because today's performance was very poor." Jose Luis Gonzalez China, Mexico coach