[UNDER-17 WORLD CUP] For the second time, Mexico is the under-17 world champion, winning the 2011 championship with a deserved 2-0 win over Uruguay in Sunday's final of the 2011 Under-17 World Cup before more than 105,000 fans at Mexico City's Azteca Stadium. Among the many heroes was Dallas-bred goalie Richard Sanchez.
Captain Antonio Briseno scored on a header in the 31st minute and sub Giovani Casillas added the second goal on a counterattack late in the game.
Elbio Alvarez hit the woodwork for Uruguay, and Sanchez, who was signed as a homegrown player by FC Dallas, made several key saves to stymie the Celeste, which was seeking its first under-17 World Cup title.
Mexicans Julio Gomez, hero of the semifinal win over Germany, Jorge Espericueta and Carlos Fierro finished 1-3 in the balloting for the adidas Golden Ball.
Germany rallied from 3-1 down to beat Brazil, 4-3, in the third-place game.
Mexico had also won the 2005 U17 World Cup hosted by Peru.
July 10 in Mexico City
Mexico 2 Uruguay 0. Goals: Briseno 31, Casillas 90.
Mexico -- Sanchez, Flores, Guzman, Briseno, Caballero, Espericueta, Tostado (Gomez 63), Escamilla, Gonzalez, Fierro (Casillas 85), Bueno (Gracia 75).
Uruguay -- Cubero, Silva, Velazquez, Furia, Rodriguez, Moreira (Canobra 69), Varela, Pais, Alvarez, Mendez (Charamoni 79), Aguirre (San Martin 26).
Referee: Svein Oddvar (Norway).