Mexico knocks off Brazil in 12-round shootout
[UNDER-17 WORLD CUP] Mexico, winner of the 2011 Under-17 World Cup, has come back from a 6-1 loss in its opening game to reach the semifinals of the 2013
tournament in the United Arab Emirates with a 12-round shootout win over Brazil, which went into the game at Dubai’s Rashid Stadium with a perfect record. Honduras could not hold on to a
halftime lead and fell to Sweden, 2-1.
The Mexico-Brazil game was fourth meeting between the two nations in the Under-17 World Cup and the goals didn't come until the last 10 minutes when
Ivan Ochoa scored for Mexico and Nathan, Brazil’s playmaker, equalized five minutes later.
goalkeeper Raul Gudino was the hero in the shootout, stopping Gabriel's shot after captain Ulises Rivas had his saved by Marcos.
On his second penalty, Mosquito’s shot was saved by Gudino and Alejandro Diaz scored for the 11-10 Mexico win.
Honduras, which knocked the USA out of the tournament in qualifying, led on Brayan
Velasquez's well-taken goal, but the Catrachos' lead evaporated after the break on goals by Erdal Rakip and Valmir
Saturday's quarterfinals: Argentina vs. Ivory Coast and Uruguay vs. Nigeria.
|Recent Youth Soccer Reporter USA to face Brazil, England and the Dutch at Nike Friendlies Nov. 25, 12:44 a.m. |
The 12th edition of the Nike International Friendlies, the annual year-end tournament for the age group ... Sargent and Acosta shine at U.S. U-15 festival Nov. 12, 9:27 p.m.
During a 60-player gathering in Bradenton, Fla., of U-15 boys aiming to become part of the ... Roster: U.S. U-15 girls gather in Florida Nov. 12, 4:21 p.m.
The U.S. U-15 girls national team convenes for the fifth and final time of 2015 with ... U.S. U-18 boys split with Canada Nov. 2, 11:43 p.m.
The Javier Perez-coached U.S. U-18 boys national team beat its counterparts from Canada, 3-1, before losing ... Sixty U-15 boys called into national team camp Nov. 2, 11:06 p.m.
U.S. U-15 boys national team coach John Hackworth has gathered 60 players for a Nov. 1-8 ... Ashley Sanchez, 16, scores four for U.S. U-20 women Oct. 29, 8:47 p.m.
The U.S. U-20 women's national team beat Spanish club Rayo Vallecano, 4-1, and got all four ... U.S. U-20 women beat Atletico Madrid Oct. 27, 12:47 a.m.
The U.S. U-20 women's national team beat Atletico Madrid, 3-0, on second-half goals by Marley Canales, ... Rankings: Top 25 Fall High School Girls Oct. 20, 6:46 p.m.
New Jersey's Northern Highlands leads the USA TODAY/NSCAA Super 25 girls Fall High School Rankings. Rankings: Top 25 Fall High School Boys Oct. 20, 5:17 p.m.
Newark's St. Benedict's Prep sits a top of the USA TODAY/NSCAA Super 25 Fall High School ... Roster: U.S. U-20 women to prep in Spain Oct. 15, 12:29 a.m.
The U.S. U-20 women's national team, which is preparing for December's qualifying tournament for the 2016 ... >> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives