Posted on September 26, 2012
BAKU, Azerbaijan – Mexico surrendered a late goal to Brazil and dropped a 1-0 decision at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup on Wednesday.
Second-half substitute Byanca scored in the 83rd minute taking a ball from the right side and launched a left-footed shot that sailed over goalkeeper Gabriel Paz.
“We are very happy, we know we can play better but they arereally young girls,” Brazil coach Edvaldo Erlacher told FIFA.com. “The emotional side of things is something we have toimprove. Mexico played very well, but we have won this game thanks to a beautiful goal by Byanca.”
Brazil outshot Mexico, 25-3, as El Tri could not place on shot on net.
Mexico (1-1-0, three points) remained in second place with three points, behind Japan (2-0-0, six), which recorded a 3-0 win over New Zealand on Wednesday – and just ahead of Brazil (1-1-0 three) on goal difference.
On Sunday, Mexico meets Japan in its group finale while Brazil takes on New Zealand.
Categories: Mexico, North America, Women, Youth
Tags: Byanca, Edvaldo Erlacher, FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup, FIFA.com