Mexico beats beats Uruguay to claim U-17 World Cup
Mexico won the Under-17 World Cup final on Sunday, defeating
Uruguay 2-0 with goals from Antonio Briseno in the 31st minute and
Giovani Casillas in second-half stoppage time.
The victory thrilled a boisterous crowd at Atzec Stadium in
Mexico, which is getting used to football success. Two weeks ago
the Mexico senior team won the Gold Cup – the regional championship
– defeating the United States 4-2 in the final in California.
Mexico also won the Under-17 world title in 2005. Nigeria has
won this championship four times, and Brazil has won three.
Briseno scored chipping in a short shot from a header into the
area, beating keeper Jonathan Cubero. Casillas got his two minutes
into stoppage time, scoring on a counterattack as Uruguay pressed
for an equalizer.
Uruguay had its chances with Elbio Alvarez hitting the
Germany defeated Brazil 4-3 in Sunday’s playoff for third