Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Mexico comes back against North Koreans
by Mike Woitalla, June 18th, 2011 6:27PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mexico, u-17 world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[UNDER-17 WORLD CUP] Host Mexico bounced back after conceding a 3rd minute goal to beat North Korea, 3-1, in front of 43,000 fans in Morelia. Also in Group A, Congo upset European champion Netherlands, 1-0. In Group B, France dominated and downed Argentina, 3-0. Besides the USA, other winners over the weekend were Japan, England, Uruguay and New Zealand.

After playing nervously for the first half hour, the Mexicans finally responded with a 37th minute goal by Carlos Fierro.

Goalkeeper Cha Jong Hun was ejected for downing Marco Bueno in the 54th minute and it went further down hill for the Koreans when Jong Kwang Sok headed into his own net a cross from Giovani Casillas. In the 87th minute, Casillas stroked home a rebound after replacement keeper An Kang Chol failed to handle a long-range shot from Fierro.

Yassine Benzia scored twice and Sebastien Haller added a third for the three first-half goals that took France past Argentina, which arrived just one day earlier because off volcanic ash over South America from the Chilean volcano.

New Zealand's Stephen Carmichael had the tournament's first hat trick with three goals within the first 53 minutes.

Group A
June 18
Mexico 3 North Korea 1
Japan 1 Jamaica 0

Group B
June 18
France 3 Argentina 0
Congo 1 Netherlands 0

Group C
June 19
England 2 Rwanda 0
Uruguay 3 Canada 0

Group D
June 19
USA 3 Czech Republic 0
New Zealand 4 Uzbekistan 1

Group E
June 20
Germany vs. Ecuador, 4 pm ET (ESPN3.com)
Burkina Faso vs. Panama, 7 pm ET (ESPN3.com)

Group F
June 20
Brazil vs. Denmark, 4 pm ET (ESPN3.com)
Australia vs. Ivory Coast, 7 pm ET (ESPN3.com)



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USL Friday: Switchbacks romp in snow storm    
An April snow storm socked the Rockies on Friday night, but it couldn't stop the Colorado ...
MLS Friday: Red Bulls set standard high    
The New York Red Bulls remained unbeaten with a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes ...
What They're Saying: Dominic Kinnear    
"Us passing to them didn't help." -- San Jose coach Dominic Kinnear on what made the ...
USA-Mexico watched by almost 4.5 million fans    
Wednesday's USA-Mexico game averaged almost 4.5 million viewers on Spanish-language networks UniMas and UDN and Fox ...
NWSL Weekend: Sky Blue FC aims to extend streak    
It's a big weekend for pro soccer in the New York metropolitan area. New York City ...
NASL Weekend: Cosmos greats return for Raul home debut    
The New York Cosmos open their third season at home on Saturday, and they'll have special ...
USL Thursday: Sounders 2 fall, Rhinos impress on road    
Sounders FC 2, one of three unbeaten and untied teams in the USL, dropped its first ...
What They're Saying: Luis Figo    
"When some speak and others are silenced, democracy and football lose." -- FIFA presidential candidate Luis ...
What They're Saying: Joey Saputo    
"You can't go in with the attitude that we have no chance. We're here. We didn't ...
What They're Saying: Adrian Heath    
"We went on preseason to Charleston and we hired a few vans to transport everyone around. ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives