Mexico beats Brazil in FIFA U-17 game, guarantees spot in semi-finals

Mexico players pose for a group photo prior to the match against Brazil which led them to the semifinals in the U-17 World Cup in UAE. (AFP)

Mexico beat out its rival Brazil in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup quarter-final match in Dubai on Friday, reported FIFA's website.

The South American winners managed to throw out three-time record winners Brazil on penalty kicks, after the full-time score stood at 1-1, leading both teams into the penalty shootout.

Mexico’s win qualifies it to advance to the Under-17 World Cup’s semi-finals on Tuesday, where they will meet the winner of Saturday’s quarter-final between Argentina and Ivory Coast.

Neither team scored during the first half of their clash, setting the tone for a tense second half. It was only in the 80th minute that Ivan Ochoa scored Mexico’s first goal, reported Lalate news website.

Brazil reacted by scoring a goal five minutes before the end of the game.

The tie was broken during penalties with Mexico’s Alejandro Diaz scoring to make the point count 11-10 in favor of Mexico, added FIFA news.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41