GOLD CUP: Mexico claims 2003 title on golden goal

Substitute Daniel Osorno scored in the ninth minute of overtime to give host Mexico a 1-0 win over Brazil Sunday and capture the 2003 Gold Cup.

The Tricolores and their coach, Ricardo Lavolpe, came under heavy fire early in the tournament, but Mexico deserved the victory in the final against Brazil's U-23s.

Mexico did not give up a goal in the tournament to capture its fourth CONCACAF title.


July 27 in Mexico City

Mexico 1 Brazil 0. Goal: Osorno 98.

Mexico -- Sanchez, Salazar (Mendez, 77), Briseno, Osorio, Carmona, Valdez, Pardo, Perez, Garcia (Osorno, 65), Borgetti, Arellano (Rodriguez, 66).

Brazil -- Gomes, Maicon, Luisao, Alex, Adriano (Coelho, 61), Paulo Almeida, Julio Baptista, Diego, Robinho (Carlos Alberto, 46), Kaka, Nilmar (Ewerthon, 90).

Referee: Mauricio Navarro (Canada).

Att.: 60,000.

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