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Mexico won the Under-17 World Cup final on Sunday, defeating Uruguay 2-0 with goals from Antonio Briseno in the 31st minute and Giovani Casillas in second-half stoppage time.
The victory thrilled a boisterous crowd at Azteca Stadium in Mexico, a country getting used to football success. Two weeks ago the Mexico senior team won the Gold Cup, the regional championship, defeating the United States 4-2 in the final in California…
Briseno scored chipping in a short shot from a header into the area, beating keeper Jonathan Cubero. Casillas got his two minutes into stoppage time, scoring on a counterattack as Uruguay pressed for an equalizer.
Uruguay had its chances with Elbio Alvarez hitting the crossbar.
It was a stunning end for Uruguay, which beat Canada 3-0 in the tournament opener for both teams.
It was a great match to watch live – as much as I got to see. Our less-than-stellar electric company here in New Mexico presented us with 6 power failures in the last 20 hours. Two of them during the match. 😦