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Mexico close in on last 16 with South Korea win

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA: Carlos Vela’s penalty and a superbly-taken breakaway goal by Javier Hernandez gave Mexico a 2-1 World Cup Group F win over South Korea on Saturday which put them on the brink of a place in the last 16. Mexico, shock winners over Germany in their opening game, went ahead in the 26th minute when Vela sent goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way from the spot after Andres Guardado’s cross hit the outstretched arm of Jang Hyun-soo at close range. Hernandez added the second in the 66th minute,…

FIFA World Cup: Hernandez helps Mexico reach ‘Round of 16’

RECIFE: Mexico reached the World Cup last 16 with a near-perfect display of counter-attacking football as Javier Hernandez provided the spark for a 3-1 win over Croatia on Monday that left them as Group A runners-up. Mexico, who will face the Netherlands in the last 16, had looked happy to hold out for the draw that would have put them into the knockout stages before the Manchester United forward came off the bench to turn the match on its head. Within 10 minutes of Hernandez entering the fray in the second half, Rafael…