Victory Over Reigning Champions Sets Mexico On Their Way
Mexico’s pre-World Cup schedule ended in style when they overcame 2006 champions Italy 2-1 in their final friendly, in Brussels last Friday.
Manager Javier Aguirre was able to select Tottenham’s Giovani Dos Santos alongside Manchester United-bound Javier Hernandez up front, despite Dos Santos threatening to leave the squad in protest at his brother Jonathan’s omission.
And Aguirre saw a greatly-improved performance from Mexico’s defence, although they conceded another goal from a setpiece.
Carlos Vela and Alberto Medina were Mexico’s scorers, Medina’s goal created by substitute Cuauhtemoc Blanco.
Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez injured his leg but returned to training this week.
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