Mexico Takes First Gold in Men’s Soccer Against Brazil at 2012 London Olympics

Yesterday, August 11, 2012 was a momentous day in Mexico history. Mexico defeated Brazil 2 to 1, in an energy-filled soccer game at the 2012 Olympic games in London.

This was Mexico’s first gold medal of the Olympic games.

Oribe Peralta scored the first goal of the game just 28 seconds in, then successfully added a second, which was the game-winning goal.

Mexico Takes Gold in Men's Soccer at 2012 London Olympics 8Mexican President Felipe Calderon joined in the flood of congratulatory notes, saying via Twitter, “Gold for Mexico in soccer, a historic achievement for our country. We are happy and proud of our team.”

Javier ‘El Chicharito’ Hernandez, one of the most famous Mexican soccer player who plays for Manchester United, but not allowed to play for the Mexican Olympic squad, echoed Calderon’s sentiments.

“Viva Mexico,” Hernandez said via Twitter.

Yesterday, the world saw Mexico in all its gold glory.  Celebrations of the gold were in effect throughout the day. The MEXICO Report salutes Mexico on this record-breaking and historical achievement!  Mil felicidades!

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

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