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El Tri will look to defend its title in Friday's final against Nigeria, which defeated Mexico 6-1 in the group stage.

Mexico's senior squad may have fallen on tough times, but that hasn't slowed down El Tri's exploits on the youth level.

With a 3-0 win over Argentina on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi, Mexico secured passage to its second straight U-17 World Cup final. The Mexicans will face Nigeria — which thrashed El Tri 6-1 in the group stage — in Friday's title game.

Led by a first-half brace from Ivan Ochoa and Marco Granados' insurance goal, Mexico cruised to the semifinal triumph over Argentina. This deep run continues recent dominance by Mexico's youth sides, including the 2011 U-17 World Cup title and the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

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