Mexico downed by Japan at Under-20 World Cup
Mexico ´s Efrain Orona # 4 in action against Taisei Miyashiro of Japan at the FIFA U-20 World Championship on May 26, 2019 at the Gdynia Stadium, Gdynia, Poland. (Photo courtesy of FIFA)

GDYNIA, Poland Mexico suffered its second loss in Group B at the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup with a 3-0 defeat to Japan on Sunday afternoon at the Gydnia Stadium in Gdynia, Poland.

Three days after its opening defeat 2-1 defeat to Italy, El Tricolor was hoping to bounce back against the Japanese, but soon found itself down 1-0 in the 21’ when Taisei Miyashiro struck with an excellent left-footed finish.

Mexico looked to respond in the second half, but Japan had other ideas and the lead was stretched to 2-0 in the 52’ when Kyosuke Tagawa turned in a near-post header from a corner kick.

Mexico pushed numbers forward in search of a goal to halve the deficit, however the Samurai Blue would polish things off in the 77’ as Miyashiro scored his second of the day with a right-footed shot to round out the 3-0 scoreline.

El Tricolor will wrap up its group stage campaign on Wednesday against Ecuador.