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Mexico - Olympic Champion

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.

Brazil stands in Mexico's Olympic path

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.

Dos Santos to miss Olympic final

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 makes first gold medal game

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.

El Tri on verge of its own Olympic history

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.

Mexico reaches Olympic semifinals

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.

This week in events

  • Olympic Qualifying - Men

    Mexico, Honduras advance to Olympic QFs

    Oribe Peralta scored a 69th-minute goal to lift Mexico past Switzerland 1-0 on Wednesday and send it to the men's Olympic quarterfinals, moving into the final eight along with CONCACAF rival Honduras which drew 0-0 with Japan.
  • Olympic Qualifying - Men

    Honduras ponders Olympic consquences

    GLASGOW, Scotland -- Honduras has been assessing the damage, trying to determine the longer-term effects after it allowed a goal midway through the second half and settled for a 2-2 draw with Morocco in its Olympic opener.