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Mexico 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

AP, Monday 11 Jul 2011
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Mexico's Carlos Fierro (R) holds the U-17 World Cup trophy while celebrating with his team mates after winning the final (Photo: Reuters)
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The victory thrilled a boisterous crowd at Azteca Stadium in Mexico, which is getting used to football success. Two weeks ago the Mexico senior team won the Gold Cup 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.       

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