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U17 World Cup

  • July 10, 2011
  • • 7:00 PM
  • • Estadio Azteca, Ciudad de México (D.F.)
  • Referee: S. Moen
  • • Attendance: 98943

Mexico wins the 2011 Under-17 World Cup

Mexico wins the 2011 Under-17 World Cup

Goals from Antonion Briseno and Giovani Casillas secured the title for the Mexico youth team, can the young players featured in the match play for the senior side in the future?

Antonion Briseno and Giovani Casillas scored as El Tri  lifted its second Under-17 World Cup title with a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in front of thousands at Estadio Azteca on Sunday.

"We had dreamed about it at some point. Now it's crystallized," said coach Raúl Gutierrez. "We have to thank the people, the scenery of it all. We're so very proud of the players and the magic they put on the pitch. I'm so grateful to even be here."

Briseno sparked the thrilling win for the Mexican youth team with a goal in the 31st minute and Casillas laid a dagger into Uruguay’s chances in the second half with a stoppage-time clincher.

"I can't even begin to explain how happy I am, to play at the Estadio Azteca, we're so happy, me and my teammates. We worked really hard, I can't even explain how I feel," said starting goalkeeper Richard Sanchez.

By securing the U-17 world title, Mexico continues to display why it is CONCACAF's top team.

It was only two weeks ago that the senior team won the Gold Cup, rallying from two goals down to beat the United States 4-2 in the region’s championship final.

Mexico’s last U-17 world title came in 2005. That team laid some of the building blocks for Mexico's recent success on the senior level as Giovanni Dos Santos, Hector Moreno and Efrain Juarez were featured in the 3-0 victory over Brazil. Carlos Vela, who plays for Premiership club Arsenal, scored the opening goal of that match in the 31st minute. 

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