Mexico’s Olympic Soccer Team Advances to Gold Medal Match

Mexico’s Men’s Olympic Soccer team defeated Japan 3-1 to advance to their first ever appearance in an Olympic soccer final. Mexico’s well-rounded side, headed by an intimidating offense, proved to be too much for the Japanese side this afternoon in London.

Yuki Otsu helped Japan get on the scoreboard first with a goal in the 12th minute thanks to a powerful shot from the top of the box. Later in the first half, Marco Fabian evened the score by converting on a header from a Mexico corner in the 31st minute.

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