LONDON - Mexico beat Brazil 2-1 to win the Olympic gold medal on Saturday, getting a goal in each half from Oribe Peralta and holding off the five-time World Cup champion for the title.
LONDON -- Mexico stands on the cusp of history, 90 minutes away from becoming the first CONCACAF team to win a men's Olympic soccer gold medal. All it needs to do is beat Brazil.
LONDON - Midfielder Giovani Dos Santos will miss Mexico's Olympic gold medal clash with Brazil on Saturday because of a torn muscle in his right leg, the Mexican football federation said on its website.
Mexico advanced to the Olympic gold medal game for the first time in its history, rallying from an early deficit to beat Japan 3-1 on Tuesday.
One victory away from a chance at an Olympic gold medal - the first soccer medal of any kind -- Mexico is primed to make some history when it faces Japan in the semifinals at Wembley Stadium in London on Tuesday.
LONDON - Giovani Dos Santos and Hector Herrera both scored in extra time and Mexico advanced to the Olympic semifinals for the first time since 1968, beating Senegal 4-2 on Saturday.