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Mexico advances to CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals

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DENVER (AP)

Marco Fabian and Luis Montes scored 13 minutes apart in the first half as Mexico defeated Martinique 3-1 and advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals Sunday.

Miguel Ponce scored for Mexico in the final minute of regulation time to seal the win.

Mexico, the two-time defending tournament champion, moved to the quarterfinals despite losing its first pool match to Panama.

Mexico beat Canada 2-0 on Thursday to move into second place in Pool A behind Panama and clinched a berth in the next round with Sunday's win.

Kevin Parsemain scored for Martinique, which lost its final two games of the tournament after opening with a 1-0 win over Canada on Saturday.

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