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Mexico pushes past Croatia

Mexico advanced to the knockout round for the sixth successive World Cup on Monday, securing a 3-1 win over Croatia at the Arena Pernambuco to finish second in Group A.
June 23, 2014 at 5:55 PM   |   Comments

Mexico advanced to the knockout round for the sixth successive World Cup on Monday, securing a 3-1 win over Croatia at the Arena Pernambuco to finish second in Group A.

A win or a draw would have been enough to see Mexico into the last 16, and after a scoreless first half, Rafael Marquez found the net in the 72nd minute for El Tri.

Andres Guardado followed with a goal of his own three minutes later before substitute Javier Hernandez made it 3-0 to Mexico.

Ivan Perisic pulled a goal back for Croatia in the 87th, but it wasn't nearly enough to prevent Mexico from advancing to face the Netherlands in the round of 16 on June 29.

More to follow...

[SportsNetwork.com]

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