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

crossbar.

Germany defeated Brazil 4-3 in Sunday’s playoff for third

place.