• Friday Oct 04, 2013

    Mexico U17s complete Spain tour undefeated

    Action from the under-17 international friendly between Mexico (green) and Ivory Coast on October 4, 2013, in Marbella, Spain. (Photo courtesy of theFederación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación)

     

    MARABELLA, Spain – The Mexico under-17 national team got two goals from Victor Zuñiga to complete its three-game tour of Spain unbeaten with a 3-2 win over Ivory Coast on Friday at the Marbella Football Center.

     

    The CONCACAF champion will next travel to the United Arab Emirates, site of the upcoming U-17 World Cup, for friendlies against Russia (October 8) and Uruguay (October 12) prior to the start of the FIFA event.

     

    Zuñiga put the Tricolor ahead 1-0 in the 40th minute, netting off a right-sided cross from Erich Hernandez.

     

    Four minutes later, central defender Salomon Wbias, who scored the game-winner for Mexico in the 2013 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship final, headed in a corner kick to double the lead.

     

    Though Ivory Coast emerged from the break in an attacking mood, Zuñiga made it 3-0 in the 59th minute with his third goal in two games.

     

    The African side rallied with strikes in the 73rd and 83rd minutes, but it was not enough as Mexico held on for the victory.

     

    Mexico, the defending U-17 world champion, has been drawn into the World Cup’s Group F and will play of each of its games in Al Ain City.  It opens against Nigeria on October 19 followed by encounters against Iraq (October 22) and Sweden (October 25).

     

     

     

    MEXICO UNDER-17: SPAIN TOUR RESULTS

     

    September 30, 2013 (at Marbella Football Center – Marbella, Spain)

    Mexico 1, United Arab Emirates 1

    Goal: Marco Antonio Granados 26’

     

    October 2, 2013 (at Marbella Football Center – Marbella, Spain)

    Mexico 2, Uzbekistan 0

    Goals:  Victor Zuñiga 2’, Brandoon Gonzalez 11’

     

    October 4, 2013 (at Marbella Football Center – Marbella, Spain)

    Mexico 3, Ivory Coast 2

    Goals:  Víctor Zúñiga 40’, 59’; Salomon Wbias 44’

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